Everyday Object Lessons For Youth Groups
Here are 45 easy-prep, high-interest object lessons perfect for representing, dramatizing, and illustrating ideas and principles in Bible lessons and talks in junior and senior high youth groups. All that is followed by suggested segues, applications, and directions youth leaders...
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Here are 45 easy-prep, high-interest object lessons perfect for representing, dramatizing, and illustrating ideas and principles in Bible lessons and talks in junior and senior high youth groups. All that is followed by suggested segues, applications, and directions youth leaders can take in continuing the study or talk.
You may not like it that students forgot your talk on temptation, but remembered your mouse-trap object lesson ... ... but the fact remains that nothing brings a lesson to life more vividly and concretely--or wakes up a drowsy Sunday school class faster--than a good object lesson. In Everyday Object Lessons for Youth Groups the authors (who are youth workers and teachers of youth workers) pool their most effective 45 object lessons into a collection that's perfect for both junior and senior high youth groups. Here are no-prep and low-prep object lessons for devotionals, Sunday school lessons, talks at camps and retreats--even for sermons. Inside you'll find object lessons about-- Beauty (using a kiwi fruit) Regret (a mirror) Divine protection (sun block) Anger (Alka-Seltzer and 7-Up) The power of words (Popsicle sticks) Priorities (manure) Confession (hydrogen peroxide) Temptation (a mousetrap) The person of Jesus (keys) Conformity (Play-Doh) Endurance (bricks) --and 34 more quirky and attention-getting object lessons. Use them to open your lessons ... to dramatize your talks ... to close your Bible studies with a demonstration. However you use them, you have Bible references and provocative discussion-starting questions with each object lesson to help you take it in any direction you want. And with both a topical and a scriptural index, you can find the perfect object lesson fast.
Duffy Robbins is Professor of youth ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. A thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry, he's the bestselling author and coauthor of Enjoy the Silence, Speaking to Teenagers, Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts and many more. Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about teenagers.
Helen Musick taught Youth Ministry at Asbury Seminary and was a member of Youth Specialties Core team for years. She now serves as Transformation Pastor at Quest Community Church in Lexington, Kentucky.