Object lesson - God's Creation - colossians 1:16

This Bible Seeker object lesson is designed to help us see God and know Him through connecting His Word with our everyday surroundings.  It's a short & simple Bible lesson that begins with a photo of an everyday object that can remind us of God's truth and His presence throughout our day.

God has placed His identifying marks all over our world and lives to point us to Him!  These simple object lessons are hands-on applicable Bible teaching that help connect God's Word to our everyday lives in a real and personal way.  They may be used for personal or family devotions or to use with small groups for a children's sermon or Sunday school lesson.

"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him."

The object for this lesson is almost limitless of options.  Take a photo of something God created that causes you to think about Him.  It's even better if you choose something you will see often throughout your day or just carry the photo with you on your phone!

I chose to use a photo of clouds for God's creation.  Clouds are probably one of my favorite things to photograph because they cause me to think of the majesty of God...and they are just so beautiful ... and they are everywhere!

Today keep your eyes open for all the creations of God all around you!  Be creative in what you take a photo of because God has certainly been creative!  Notice the colors, the uniqueness of individuals, the sounds His creation makes, etc.  Don’t limit yourself because God sure didn’t limit Himself. Be reminded of all the things He created for us to enjoy, for us to praise Him for, to reveal Himself through. 

This Bible verse says everything was created by Him, through Him and for Him, and each of His creations bear His fingerprint.  Look for His identifying marks. 

Look to the heavens – see the clouds, the birds, the stars, the sun, the moon, etc.  He is there. 

Look to the earth – the flowers, water, animals, people.  He is here.  He reveals Himself in so many ways if we will but look for Him. 

Today as you look at all His creations, be reminded that you are His creation too.  He created you unique and special, and He loves you just the way you are!  You see…this verse speaks of Jesus.  At Christmas we celebrate His earthly entrance, but He has always existed as God, with God the Father.  He became “Immanuel”, God with us, but He has always been God even at creation!  May this simple object lesson cause us to be in awe of Him for all He is and give Him praise!

Object Lesson Extensions:

I spy

Play a game of I SPY beginning with "I spy something God created that is _________."  Take time to talk about how creative God was in making so many things so many different colors, sizes, textures, etc.

Scavenger Hunt

This can be done inside or outside depending on your setting.  Challenge everyone to find something God made that is a certain color or texture or unique in what it does.

Examples:  Locate something God made that -

  • is smooth
  • is cold
  • is green
  • can smell
  • can walk
  • is above your head
  • can be eaten
  • can be petted
  • you can stand on

Play 5 Things

Call out a topic and have each person jot down 5 things God created that fit into the category.

Examples:

  • 5 things that are green
  • 5 things that can fly
  • 5 things that grow
  • 5 things that begin with the letter "S"
  • 5 things that you can eat

Take time to discuss how creative God is and we can learn something about Him through what He has made.

Playdough or clay Challenge

Give each person a ball of playdough or clay.  Call out an item for everyone to make within a one minute time limit.  Discuss how different & unique each one is and how God did not make us clones, but made us unique also.  Discuss how amazing it is that God created so much in just a little time, and He created it all out of NOTHING!  Only God could do that!

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