OBJECT LESSONS

FROM VISUAL MESSAGES -
12 IMPACTING OBJECT LESSONS
ILLUSTRATING BIBLICAL TRUTHS

BY GENE OSWALD & KIF ANDERSON

Can Three Really Be One?

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
To help children understand the Trinity by demonstrating how water is one
substance that can be in three different forms all at the same time.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
1 John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

Free Offer....Or is it?

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
To reveal that the world often misleads us when they say something is “free” and that
the only truly free offer is salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son,
that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Legos and the Creator’s Plan

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
Show that following the instructions in the Bible will lead to the best results in our lives
and that we should be patient as we wait to see what God has planned for us.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Jeremiah 18:6, “Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in mine hand.”

Serving Up the Gospel Cake

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
Show that how we present the Gospel is vital to how well it might be received.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:
Mark 16:15 - “And Jesus said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel
to every creature.”
Psalm 34:8 - “Taste and see that the LORD is good.”

Dirty Sock

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
Teaches the lesson that the Holy Spirit can’t dwell in us when we are unclean.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Romans 5:19, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”

Good Old Shoes

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
Lesson about the Bible being there to protect us and show us the way to go.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Psalms 119: 105 “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

Grudge Balls

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
It is difficult to hold onto grudges and be effective doing anything else.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Leviticus 19:18 - “Thou shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people,
but thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.”

Maintaining Value

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
This demonstrates that no matter what we have been through, we are still valuable in the eyes of the Lord.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Psalms 139 verse 14 it says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made...”

Re-Stuffing Whipped Cream

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
Teaches the need to control what we say, because it is not easy to you’re hurting words back.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Matthew 12:36 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”

Well-Centered Salt

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
This demonstrates troubles come, if we are centered in our beliefs, we are not easily shaken or knocked down spiritually.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.”

Bound by Bad Habits

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
Message about stopping bad actions before they become habits that bind us.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:
Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Combing Hair

OBJECT LESSON GOAL:
Teaches the need for others and service.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE:

I Peter 4:10 - “As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

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