Object Lesson:Etch-a-SketchUse an etch-a-sketch as anobject lesson or children’ssermon to teach youth orchildren about things thatare temporary or aboutforgiveness.www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.com
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comObjectEtch A Sketch(http://www.etch-a-sketch.com)or Magic Slate(wax and plastic sheet tablet thatis a low tech version of the etch-a-sketch)
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comThe Lesson1. Draw a few simple pictureson an etch a sketch (orMagic Slate)2. Demonstrate how an etch-a-sketch works by turningthe knobs.3. Explain the difficulty ofgetting the lines anddrawing accurate to createa picture – its not easy!
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.com4. In fact, most of the time youwill make mistakes.5. But the nice things about anetch-a-sketch is that all it takesis to turn it over and shake it abit and you can start over witha clean slate.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comApplication• Life is not easy. Traveling thestraight and narrow way is verydifficult. Things often do notturn out as we intended. Wemake lots of mistakes.Sometimes we get frustratedand want to give up.• Fortunately, when we makesuch mistakes, God can erasethem and give us a clean slate.All we need to do is recognizewe have messed up (sinned)and confess it to God and askfor his forgiveness.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.com• Sometimes God has to shake upour lives and turn them upsidedown a little bit before werealize we need a fresh start.• As we grow and mature inChrist, we make fewer mistakesand our lives begin to conformto the image of Christ.• Actually, the key to thesuccessful Christian life, is not tocontrol its direction ourselves,but to let God take control andcreate the life that he hasplanned for each us.
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comScriptureColossians 2:14, Colossians 3:8-10VariationShow some photos of what theexperts can do with an etch-a-sketch. Some examples can befound at:http://www.gvetchedintime.com/set.html
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comA talented artist can spendhours creating his masterpieceon an etch-a-sketch, but all ittakes is a little shake-up andeverything is gone. Manypeople spend their livescreating the image of theirperfect life and thensomething comes along andshakes things up andeverything is gone (Job 34:20)Jesus tells us the only thingsthat will not pass away are hiswords. (Matthew 24:25,35)
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