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Freshly Popped Popcorn 158

Eat the story!

Freshly Popped PopcornJesus object teaching employed a familiar thing to teach a spiritual truth. The Sunday school teacher can in the same way show the class some dry popcorn kernels as an illustration of the self-centered dry and dull life, then pop them in a popcorn maker as a visual picture for the transformation that Jesus causes when he comes in. How different the fluffy end product is from the original hard kernels. As an added bonus, the kids get to eat the visual aids at the end of the lesson!✞

A Stamp or a Match Stick

US Postage Stamp showing Apple LogoOther favorite object teaching lessons are a key, a coin, a used railway ticket, a postage stamp, a stone or match stick. Ask the kids to describe what this object tells them about their Savior. They often dig deep in their spiritual experience to explain these likenesses. This idea works well with adults too and produces some surprising insights. Jesus also used a person in his teaching as an example of humility.✞

"Jesus Object Teaching"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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