In writing these object lessons David Claassen was motivated by the example of Jesus, who used objects such as birds, rocks, bread, lost coins, and water to communicate his message. Though simple and direct, these lessons do not underestimate the imagination and comprehension of children. Adults as well will benefit from the clever analogies made. Jesus did not limit his "object lessons" to children and every pastor knows that no adults ever fall asleep during the children's message!
This indispensable, easy-to-use tool for Sunday school teachers and pastors offers a year's worth of attention-grabbing object lessons. Guaranteed to spice up any story time or lesson.
Object Lessons for a Year: 52 Talks for the Children's Sermon Time
I got this to help with adding concrete examples for our VBS program lessons. Different kids learn in different ways and we really want to reach all the kids we can with God's message. This book is a huge help with that.
I will definitely consider doing the Children's Message now that I have this book as well. Every lesson is really good (seriously every one).
February 26, 2012
Exactly what I was looking for
I love that this book uses items you would have around your house. It will be a great source for ideas to supplement other lesson plans.
September 28, 2011
Wonderful book for those short Children's Sermons during the regular service. The first one I used at church was so amazing I heard the Pastor say "Wow" from behind me. Highly recommend this book!
September 9, 2011
Great resource for Sunday school or Bible time
I read through the object lessons in this book and think itÃ¢ÂÂs a wonderful resource for teaching children about God, Jesus, and the Bible in general. I think itÃ¢ÂÂs for children maybe a bit older than mine (I would think itÃ¢ÂÂs probably more geared towards kids 5 and up), but the lessons can easily be adapted for younger children.
In Object Lessons for a Year, youÃ¢ÂÂll find just that. 52 simple lessons that, using objects from around the house, will help children understand the Word more clearly; just like how Jesus used parables when teaching!
Each lesson includes the materials youÃ¢ÂÂll need, the lessonÃ¢ÂÂs theme, the presentation (which you could even read word-for-word if you wanted), and the key verse from the Bible that the lesson is about. Perfect!
This book is designed for those teaching several children, but it would be great for teaching any number of children, even if you have just one.
August 23, 2011