Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 16

February 20, 2013
Hypocrisy - What's on the Inside Matters

I used this object lesson to teach about hypocrisy to my Seminary class. First, I printed chewing gum inserts on card stock.  Each insert was 140mm x 18mm and fit inside a Juicy Fruit wrapper. On each was written the following references and words: "Thou Whited Wall" Acts 23:3 and  "Full of Dead Men's Bones"  […]

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January 24, 2010
Don't judge a Kiwi by it's cover

Pass around the kiwi fruit. Make the point that the kiwi has a rough, unpleasant, hairy, tasteless exterior. Ask the students the following questions:  What makes the kiwi fruit seem unappealing? (It's exterior.)  What are some outward features by which we judge others?  Who might be "kiwi people" around us? When the fruit has been […]

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September 20, 2008
Everyone is of Worth

Have some very nice packages and some very unattractive packages but the contents of each are the same. In side each package have some "Special" dark chocolate and the Scripture from 1 Samuel 16:7 "For the Lord seeth not as man seeth, for man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the […]

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September 7, 2008
You Rock!

Items needed candy rocks Lesson I collect rocks! Whenever we go someplace unusual (like Ireland, Cancun, or Zions National Park) I always bring home a tiny rock that reminds me of that place and its particular beauty. Now some people just kick rocks out of thier way or some throw rocks to see how stong […]

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February 22, 2007
"Labeling" others

Tape the contrasting label directly over the canned food label. Make sure no part of the true contents are showing. I used a Green bean label and covered over a can of pears. I asked the children if they liked green beans. Most said they did not, I elaborated on this issue and afterward I […]

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February 20, 2006
Looking on the inside

Items needed dark-colored crayons picture of the Savior in a glass covered frame cleaner (Goo Gone or WD-40 will work fast, or you can use regular soap and elbow grease if you'd like it to take longer to clean) I used a picture of the Savior and took the crayons, mostly darker colors, and colored […]

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December 5, 2005
Speaking Negatively about others or Being Judgemental

Talk about how when we only focus on the negative aspects of a person that is all we see, we can't see the good things about them. This is why it is dangerous to talk negatively about a person to others. This might form a wrongful negative opinion of that person in the minds of […]

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November 17, 2005
Orange You Special

Items needed enough oranges for every person in the class Pass out a bowl filled with oranges. Ask each class member to take and orange and examine it for a minute. "Get to know" your orange.... Then put all the oranges back in a bowl. Mix them up and pass it back around and have […]

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August 22, 2005
Lemon Identification

Items needed a blindfold for each person in the class a lemon for each person in the class, marked with a number Spiritual Note: Lemon Identification (from a book called Low Cost, No Cost Ideas for Youth Ministry, its a Baptist church book, has some good ideas) Blindfold each person in the class.  Ask them […]

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September 22, 2004
It doesn't matter what pot you're in

Items needed two identical plants one ugly pot one nicer pot I taught the children the subject "Jesus Christ is my Example" by using 2 object lessons. I first displayed 2 exact plants planted in 2 different containers. One container was beautiful and the plant looked wonderful. The other container was chipped and awful looking […]

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