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Bible Object Lesson Using Christmas Lights -

Jesus often taught with parables.  A Bible object lesson is similar in that it takes an earthly object and uses it to teach a spiritual lesson.

The Christmas season offers so many opportunities to point others to Jesus and as we train up our kids to know Him.

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Christmas Lights Object Lesson

Bible Lesson:  Jesus is the Christ in Christmas

Lesson Title:  Shine, Jesus, Shine!

Object:  Christmas lights

Primary Scriptures: John 1:1-5, John 8:12, John 14:6

Main Point:   Jesus came as the Light of the World that we may know Him as our Savior and Lord.

Object Lesson:

Use Christmas lights for a fun Bible lesson that teaches about the light of Christ!

Bring a string of multi-colored Christmas lights to plug in and light up.  Turn off all the other lights if possible.

  • Ask kids why we have Christmas lights. 
  • Ask them to think about what light is good for and make a list.  Help them be specific; if they say "to help us see," ask them to name specific times light helps us see such as when it's dark and we need to see where we are going or when we want to read, etc.

One of the greatest things about light is that it helps us to see. Have you ever thought about how the tiniest of lights can dispel any darkness, but darkness can never extinguish the tiniest of lights?  Light is powerful!  It exposes what may otherwise stay hidden. 

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.  In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (overcome)  it."  John 1:1-5

The Bible calls Jesus the "Light of the world."

John 8:12: "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Jesus came as the Light into the world.  Yes, He came to expose sin, but He also came to expose Truth.  God does not wish for us to walk around stumbling through the darkness; He gave us the Light (Jesus) to follow.

This simple Christmas object lesson also reminds us that it is in the light that we experience all the wonder of God! 

Colors of the Lights

One of the most amazing wonders that light reveals is COLOR!  Can you imagine a world with no color?!  God places tiny little cones in our eyes that interact with the presence of light to cause us to see the colors of the rainbow all around us just like these Christmas lights!

The colors of these lights can remind us of Jesus this Christmas season!

  • RED  reminds us of God's love and how much He loves us as He sent Jesus to shed His blood to cover our sin.
  • WHITE reminds us of the purity and holiness of Christ. If we trust in Him, our sin will be washed as white as snow.
  • BLUE reminds us that He has given us His Holy Spirit to live in and through us; He is always with us!
  • GREEN reminds us that we are to be growing in Christ. Our day of salvation is just the beginning of a wonderful life process of becoming more like Him.
  • YELLOW reminds us of Heaven's streets of gold and the hope Christ brings to us.

He is the one that shows us the way to Heaven because He is the only way. We must follow Him.

John 14:6: "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

As you notice all the Christmas lights this season, let them remind you of our Amazing God and His love for us! He loves us so much He came into the world as Light and Life, and with Jesus in our lives, we can shine His Light to others this Christmas season and throughout this New Year!

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

Philippians 2:14-16 “Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16 as you hold out the word of life--in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.”

Prayer Time

Make a circle and allow each student to help hold the string of Christmas lights.  Thank Jesus for coming into the world that we can see and know Him.  Thank Him that He is with us and we can follow Him as He shines light for us to see.  Ask God to help us be lights for Him in this dark world as we share the Light of Jesus.

Object Lesson Activity:  Shine Your Light

Have a fun Bible drill looking up Scriptures about light. Give each person a flashlight and when they find the correct Bible verse they are to turn their light on and then read the verse out loud. If you have several people, an inexpensive idea is to use the small artificial candle votives from a Dollar Store.

© Copyright 2008 Susan Smart

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