Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Walk Through Paper - When We Trust God, Amazing Things Happen!

I love to use science projects, origami projects and activities which capture the attention of children; especially when I'm teaching a very familiar lesson. This Sunday the Bible lesson is about David and Goliath . . . even my first graders are familiar with this lesson, so I'm going to have an object lesson which should get their attention and - according to my grandson - "amaze" them!

I'm going to ask them if they believe I can cut a hole in a piece of paper big enough for them to fit through - I'll hold up the paper so they can see it is just a regular sheet of paper. Then I'll make a few cuts and they will see how they can actually walk through the hole! (Follow this link for directions about how to do this.) 

Then I'll talk about how David was just a regular teen, but he was one who made the choice to know and walk with God. David knew he could trust God because he spent time getting to know God. So, when faced with the giant Goliath, he knew he could trust God . . . even when faced with a huge, scary, angry giant. The result was amazing! 

Just as it does not seem likely we can cut a hole in a piece of paper which is big enough for us to fit our whole bodies through, it did not seem likely a teen boy could face and defeat a seasoned soldier; especially one who was a giant. But, with the right cuts we can fit through a sheet of paper and more importantly, when we know walk with and trust God, He will do amazing things in our lives, too!

Try this object lesson with your class and see if you can "amaze" them and more importantly, challenge them to see how God "amazes" them when they know, walk with and trust Him!

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