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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.
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.
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.
Ask kids why we have Christmas lights. Ask them to think about what light is good for.
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 object lesson also reminds us that it is in the light that we experience all the wonder of God!
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."
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.
© Copyright 2008 Susan Smart
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