- two differently sized ice cream scoops or spoons
The teacher used ice cream scoops to teach an object lesson. He had two sizes of ice cream scoops and asked "If I were serving up some ice cream, which scoop would you want me to use?" Of course, everyone wanted the big scoop.
He then explained that when we serve others, we are offering service to Christ and expressing our love and commitment to him. Holding up the two scoops, he asked "Would you like to serve Christ just a little or a whole lot?"
You can also ask "How would you like your children to be served? How do our children/youth/home teachees deserve to be served? How can you serve with a bigger scoop?"
Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4746/lessons5.html, additions by Jenny Smith