Object Lesson: Light of the World


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A lit candle is easily missed in a bright room. But when the lights go out it is impossible to miss it! Use this creative object lesson to illustrate the importance of being lights in the world, especially in those places where people are living in darkness.

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Object Lesson: Light of the World

  1. 1. Object Lesson:Light of theWorldwww.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.com
  2. 2. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comDescriptionA lit candle is easily missed in abright room. But when the lightsgo out it is impossible to miss it!Use this creative object lesson toillustrate the importance of beinglights in the world, especially inthose places where people areliving in darkness.
  3. 3. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comMaterials• Candle and a room thatcan be darkened.• A water soluble markerand newsprint for eachgroup.
  4. 4. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comPreparationBefore participants arrive light acandle and place it somewhere inthe room where it is not easilynoticed. Make sure there is nochance for a fire hazard and thatthe candle is large enough to lastuntil it needed. Also make surethat it is away from any air draftor air conditioner / fan so that itdoesn’t go out!
  5. 5. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comWhat to do1. As people arrive, divide theminto groups and ask thefollowing discussionquestion: What are somethings in the world thatattract people’s attention?2. As groups to write theresponses on a whiteboard,flipchart, or some newsprint(small print classifieds workbest).3. After a while have groupsshare their answers.4. Then turn off the lights andnote the responses.
  6. 6. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comDiscussionWhile the lights are still off andthe candle is burning andilluminating the room, ask thefollowing questions fordiscussion:• Did anyone notice thecandle before? What didyou think? Did youdisregard / dismiss itspresence in the room?• How did things changewhen the lights went off?
  7. 7. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.com• How is the candle like Jesus inthe world? (When so manyother things grab ourattention it is easy to missGod!)• Why are people in times oftragedy and difficulty morelikely to seek and find God?• Why is it so difficult to seeGod in life?• Why do the attractions of thisworld distract us from God?
  8. 8. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.com• How can we get the attentionof the world?• What are some of the darkplaces where life takes youwhere people need to see thelight?• Where can you personallyshine brightly for Christ?• What are some of yourpersonal distractions?• How can you avoid thedistractions and stay morefocused on Christ?
  9. 9. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.comwww.creativeobjectlessons.comClosing ApplicationMake a decision to shine forChrist in the world, especially inthose dark places. What ssomething you can do to shinemore brightly for Christ?
  10. 10. MORE IDEAS? See “Creative Object Lessons”200 page e-book that explains everything youneed to know when planning your very ownobject lessons. It contains 90 fully developedobject lesson ideas and another 200 objectlesson starter ideas based on Biblical idiomsand Names / Descriptions of God.Learn More…Creative Object Lessonswww.creativeobjectlessons.comwww.CreativeYouthIdeas.com