God Protects Us – Umbrella Object Lesson (Exodus 14:22) for Sunday School June 8, 2015 by Mimi Patrick God’s Word has is full of assurances that He will provide for us! Blow up both balloons and tie a piece of thread around them and tape them to the ceiling. You might even crack a joke and say, “Look kids, just like the electricity holds up the bag, God will never let you down.”. Lesson Exodus 17-18 In this lesson, we see two more miracles God performs for the people of Israel to teach them 1) that He is all powerful, and 2) that he will care for them. Okay, I’m going to try to get these lions in. Repeating the Bible Point over and over throughout the lesson will help kids remember it and apply it to their lives. It wasn't too long before the people began to complain, \"We wish the Lord had killed us in Egypt, where we had plenty to eat. Objectives: Students will… 1) Define the word provide and determine that God provides everything we need 2) Discuss verses from the Bible that show God is our provider 3) Create a “God is our provider” banner to help remember all the ways God provides Supplies: Teacher Materials (provided in classroom) Do you think God went to a… 16 Exciting Object Lessons on God’s Love, Power, and Strength 1. Isn’t it amazing how static electricity can make the stick move, even though its trapped inside of a glass? Sometimes, as Christians, we think that a little sin in our lives won’t matter, because, after all, we’ve got a “ticket to heaven.” However, sin does have its consequences. Title: God Provides for the Israelites in the Desert Scripture: Exodus 16-17 Target Age Group: 3 rd-5 th grade Main Point: God provides for us even when we grumble Supplies: Cut outs of hearts, crayons, bandanas or other small objects. Get a hair dryer and a ping pong ball. Key Thought: There’s nothing God can’t do. God protected Daniel, in the same way the air pressure inside this bottle protected Daniel. How many of you have a refrigerator at home or a pantry?” (Let kids raise their hands. Then he went on to teach them a lesson about worry. “It’s not about Noah’s ark but that’s a great guess. As you construct the motor following the directions below, talk about how God took pieces of Paul (like all the different pieces used to construct the motor and he “turned” them into something amazing! It messes up our communication with God. He rose from the dead.  We read in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4: Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”. Well, now I brought some other players to the game… These are LIONS! Abraham answered, “God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” Then the two of them walked on together. In this object lesson we work to teach kids about how sin affects our relationship with God and what happens when we repent and let go of that sin. He has allowed outrageously outnumbered armies to win battles, shut the hungry lions’ mouths when Daniel was trapped in their den, and made a dry path to walk on right in the middle of the ocean. Are you grateful for God's provision, or are you wanting more? “How many of you have a closet with clothes? Watch your audience’s jaws drop as the vase disappears! Key Thought: Trust God even under pressure. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Keep hand on the card and turn glass upside down. Psalm 111:1 "I will praise the Lord with my whole heart in the assembly of the Now what would you do in this situation? Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. He fills of our needs from physical to spiritual to emotional. What if I told you that I can walk through this piece of paper? Ask the children what they think will happen to the eggs as they are stepped on? With the crayon behind your back, scrape your right thumbnail with the crayon. Kids love rocks! Discard the part with the tip. Then put a blow-dryer that’s been turned on underneath it so the blow-dryer is blowing warm air up at the ping pong ball. They were expecting the king to arrive like a king, with royalty and power.Like a paper towel getting wet in water, a king coming to reign in royalty and power is what they were expecting. Flip the jar over so that the match is suspended in air. “And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.” Have another volunteer help the person onto the eggs. 3. 1 Peter 1:15-16 says, “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” To be close to God, we need steer clear of sin. The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Key Thought: Give all your problems to God. The word translated will provide is rendered accurately in this context, but in most contexts it means “to see,” “to look at,” “to observe,” “to appear,” “to … But before we get started, let’s take a look at something cool we can do with science. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”. We currently studying a few of the Names of God in the Create Truth Art Challenge. It’s important to say the Bible Point just as it’s written in each activity. So of course, King Nebuchadnezzar was not happy with their response, like, really unhappy and he gave the command to throw them into the fiery furnace – but with it heated up 7x hotter than normal! When King Nebuchadnezzar found out, he asked them if it was true that they would not bow down. BetterBibleTeachers is dedicated to teaching the Bible to kids in crazy interesting ways. That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. When I teach on the subject of God’s provision, I use object lessons (naturally). (Yes, because He still provides for each child’s needs.) He will make a way for you!” When Darius tried to put hungry lions in there with him, the force of God was too much for them! Fill the jar/pitcher with oil until it covers the vase. God is holy, which means he can’t go anywhere near sin. Take an object like a Kleenex box and attempt to set it on the ‘table’ structure as pictured in picture 4. In a difficult situation, we can feel the pressure mounting and we may feel like we’re going to “crack” under the pressure. This lesson is great for … I will let the kids pick a rock, and write "GOD" on the other side with a Sharpie. King Nebuchadnezzar was so amazed he made a decree that they did not have to bow down and worship the image and no one should speak against their God. Did the water spill?  No.  Why not?  Because it was sealed.  Once we trust in Christ, we can’t lose our salvation.  We are sealed with the Holy Spirit, a promise that God will never leave us.  And that we’ll always have eternal life. Lesson 62 God Provides for Elijah in Miraculous Ways 1 Kings 16:29—17:24 BiBle TruTh God is at work in the midst of a sinful Generation gospeL story CurriCuLum (ot) ... oBject lesson 2 ..... 10 min the author of Life SupplieS: several stethoscopes 6. If you want to receive forgiveness of your sins, the Bible says that you must first ADMIT you are a sinner and ASK Jesus to forgive your sins. It doesn’t matter how bad the odds seem, God has proven time and again that NOTHING is impossible for Him. Ministry-To-Children.com helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online. Identity is something everyone deals with. Talk to Him about what you need. Probably the best object lesson on the theme of faith. In my…, Your email address will not be published. Poke through the narrow part of the potato with the straw. You ask a child, teenager or adult to sit on a … “Cool! Key Thought: God made you special and unique. Some key criteria you should consider when evaluating curriculum for your kids. Tape one end of the toothpick to your thumbnail. Pop open the umbrella and display it on a table in your teaching area. Demonstrate that even though something goes away, it can come back again. I’m not sure if this is what he actually looked like or not, but it’s how I imagine him. Object lesson on the power of Jesus and how He can do the impossible! CLOSING ACTIVITY (10 minutes) God is Fair (Craft) Click here. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…. God provides abundantly for all our needs. Ask your helper to pick a crayon, show the audience, and put it in your hands behind your back. When someone tried to blow more air into the bottle, the air pressure inside the bottle became higher than the outside—and the paper was forced away from the bottle, instead of inside it. The Mad Scientist Presents: MAD ABOUT JESUS: Scientific Object Lessons to Teach Biblical Truths By Daniel A. Briere. That’s pretty bold, right? Show your audience the vase is still visible. Is God visible or invisible?  He’s invisible, isn’t He?  God’s Word clearly shows that God is spirit.  Although we can’t see God, He’s still real.  We also know that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are three persons in one.  There’s only one God, but there are three persons in God. [/thrive_2step] It has pictures, a step by step teacher’s guide, a supplies checklist, preparation notes, and more to help make this lesson go smoothly and … You can take along to your class such things as flowers, insects and pets, and by showing how God meets all … Jesus can literally do anything He wants…including feeding people lunch without ever having to go to McDonald’s for chicken nuggets! God’s Word has is full of assurances that He will provide for us! I’m going to blow on them with the straw. God provided meat (quail that flew into camp each evening) and bread (manna: wafer-like flakes that landed on the dew each morning) for the people. And cover top of the straw with your thumb. When God sent His son, Jesus, into the world, He helped provide for your biggest need: forgiveness of your sins. ADDRESS: Ministry-To-Children See this toothpick?  Now you see it; now you don’t!  It gone—vanished into thin air!  It reminds me of Jesus. Do you think Daniel will still be safe in there if I put some lions in? “Wow, the Israelites had escaped Egypt and God had parted the Red Sea so they could cross safely. Say the color and reveal the correct crayon! Teach kids to stop their whining, trust God, and enjoy the ride! Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. Big Idea: We can trust God with our lives. Remember the toothpick that disappeared earlier?  Well, it’s back!  See! (lace the paper inside the bottle). Key Thought: Jesus has great supernatural abilities. How to Explain “Faith” to Sunday School Kids • Tell the Bible StoryReflect on how God provides for your needs. You may need to lay a trash bag under the cartons if you are indoors.). Describe how, as much as the ping pong ball wants to stay in the air, it can’t, no matter how hard it tries. They trust them-selves more than they trust God. ?  While God is not ultimately “explainable” object lessons can help to open kids’ minds to what God is like. Instead of remembering the great things God had done to free them from slavery, they complained about their hunger. This lesson demonstrates that God is far stronger than we think! You brought us out to the wilderness to die of hunger.\" The Israelites tended to concentrate on their current troubles rather than look to the past for encouragement. This object lesson teaches children about God’s protection. (Choose a volunteer to take off their shoes and socks. He said, “Look! The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. In this lesson, the kids will learn how God always knows what we need, and will always be there to provide for us. The same is true for Daniel! Use this object lesson to demonstrate that once they are saved, kids can’t be lost again. Static electricity defies gravity as the bag is “magically” sustained in the air, illustrating how God sustains us (supplies our needs) and keeps us afloat even when times are tough. If you have an umbrella, a raincoat and a bible–you’re ready to teach! I have a cup here with water.  This cup represents you.  Let me put a card over the top.  When you become a Christian, the Holy Spirit seals you.  See what happens to this cup when I turn it over. A. The nice part about this trick is you don’t have to ‘balance’ the ping pong ball in the air. Pick up the umbrella and twirl it. No, today we’re going to talk about God’s provision. (let one or two volunteers attempt to create a hole they can step through. We should trust God to meet our needs rather than worry about our needs. It will now hold the box! My variation on a common method of teaching faith to kids. But be assured when you put your trust and faith in God he will make a plan of escape for you and make sure that you are never harmed. We've included the text for this object lesson below and we even recorded a video to help give you ideas for how to teach it. Make a list of the things God provides every day. God graciously provides exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think. A complete Sunday School lesson on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Well, let me show you how it really is possible to step completely through this ordinary piece of paper. It doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love us. Object Lesson 1: “One Sin” LESSON: One sin separates us from God. God made you unique!  There is only one you!  Just like these crayons.  They are all different; each color is one of a kind.  But I bet that I can figure out your favorite color without you even telling me! The Bible … Some people immediately believed while others…were quite skeptical, many even getting mad.See Paul was turning their whole world upside down.Many people were expecting a king to come to earth, as had been prophesied. This is a fun way of showing that the power of God can carry us through anything. Throw a plastic bag into the air and watch the PVC pipe keep the bag afloat as you hover it underneath the bag. Trusting God is an act of worship. As the water pours out of the bottom of the cup, place the PVC pipe near the water stream and observe what happens to the water! Have them cut these and glue them to a poster with the title: “God Takes Care of Us” Check the Teaching Ideas page on this website for ideas that are adaptable to any lesson. (Arrange the egg cartons in two rows. This object Lesson uses fresh air (yup, that’s right!) How will God provide for you? These Images and Further Instructions can be found HERE, Key Thought: God can turn every situation around. This one is destined to be a favorite with your students, and it’s extremely simple. 10 anti-lame object lessons (with videos) that are pretty much guaranteed to make you a better teacher. After Jesus died on the cross, everyone who loved Him was devastated.  No doubt, many of them thought they’d never see Him again.  As Christ’s body laid in a tomb, a large stone was laid in front and soldiers stood guard.  But on the third day, the earth shook.  And an angel came down from heaven and rolled the stone away. Jun 14, 2017 - What You Are Teaching: God wants your best effort during praise and worship. Jesus’ power is a lot greater than a simple trick like this. Read more from Mimi by following her blog at Tools for Kids Church. Required fields are marked *. For this object lesson you’ll need the following ingredients: Phenolphthalein; Sodium Carbonate; Water; 2 Glasses This simple object lesson encourages students to see their worth and value comes from God and is not based on how others may see them or even how they see themselves. Fast forward, God did deliver the three Hebrew boys out of that fiery furnace completely and totally unharmed. This object lesson encourages kids to leave their impossible situations in God’s capable hands. A small, flat, smooth stone and a bouquet of flowers. See more ideas about object lessons, bible object lessons, sunday school lessons. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. God, like the vase, is invisible.  But just as the vase is real, so God is real.  Not only that, but He sent His Son, Christ.  Christ is a visible representation of God.  We read in Colossians 1:15: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.”  In other words, Christ is the exact image of God and has always existed.  In fact, Christ was with God the Father when He created the world! Well their faith was tested greatly while under the rule of King Nebuchadnezzar. Clasp your hands together and hold the toothpick in your hands as if the toothpick just magically appeared. I have a jar.  When I put this vase into the jar, can you still see it?  Yes, it’s still visible!  Now, I’m going to make the vase disappear.  In order to do that, I’m going to fill the jar with oil.  Can you still see the vase now?  No because I made it disappear! Hold the toothpick so that the audience will think you’re holding it in your hands. Key Thought: God is invisible but Jesus is God in the flesh. God laid out strict instructions for the amount to be gathered and anyone gathering more discovered that the extra would simply rot and fill with worms. The King also promoted Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego! God can truly use anyone and turn them into something amazing for His purposes! As the teacher, you’ll want to keep in mind that God meets our needs according to His will. Also be sure to grab the [thrive_2step id=’6377′] free Object Lesson booklet that you can print out. • Consider the needs of the children you teach. Come back next week to learn that God is merciful! This got them in BIG trouble! First, he once more provides water for the entire nation by having Moses strike a rock. They really didn’t need a raincoat and umbrella but God provided them with safe passage. Put on the raincoat. (Remember to keep the mesh bag for fish net projects for the kids) I had the white paint marker from another project purchased at Hobby Lobby. For this lesson, I purchased this bag of smooth rocks at the Dollar Tree. Quickly swipe your other hand over the toothpick as if you’re taking it away. "Look at the birds in the air," Jesus said. Too often people try to solve their problems on their own, without taking them to God or following His guidance given through Scripture. This clever object lesson demonstrates that something can be there but invisible. Use this object lesson on God's plan for our lives to teach kids that they can trust God to guide and direct their lives. God Speaks To Elijah Children learn that when they do what God asks of them, through obedience, God will watch over them, and take care of all their needs. So let’s have a little fun of our own with something seems (at least at first) like it is impossible. We encourage you to read the background scripture 2-3 times during the week before teaching. Tell the audience you will make the vase invisible. You can BELIEVE that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross paid the price for the sins. Invisible Vase. 430 Oak St. Sellersburg, IN 47172, © 2021 Ministry-To-Children.com | Read our, Sunday School Lesson: God Protects Paul’s Life, Shine a Light Object Lesson for Sunday School (Matthew 5:16), Purse Object Lesson for Mother’s Day (Exodus 20:12), “You are Not Alone!” Sunday School Lesson from John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15, “Drop Everything” Sunday School Lesson from Mark 1:14-20, Back to School (Sunday School Lesson) Armor of God, “Back to School ” Children’s Sermon (Jesus, the Sin Eraser), “Back to School” Object Lessons (School Supplies Backpack). ... "There are more important things in life than food and clothes." This clever object lesson demonstrates that something can be there but invisible. This is a lesson about worship. (Enough flowers for each child to have one.) He fills of our needs from physical to spiritual to emotional. Alkaline battery (C-cell works best because it’s easy to hold), Nickel plated neodymium magnet (this is a fancy name for basically just a shiny metal looking magnet…I’m including the technical name because this involves science and getting things right is the key to making this work 🙂 ).

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