Wind Spinner Christian Object Lesson

Wind Spinner Wheel - 1Description: a Colorful lightweight wheel that responds to wind or air movement by rotating or spinning like a wheel.

What it does: it responds to movement of air by spinning. It is often used to decorate a yard or as a toy for children to play with while running around with it or blowing on it to make it spin.

Brainstorm: Respond, sensitive, move, turn, spin, rotate, blow, air, pretty, beautiful, colorful, feel, listen, slightest whisper, and small still voice.

Scripture: Revelation 3:22, Matthew 11:15; 13:9, Mark 4:9 “He who has ears, let him hear.” 1 Kings 19:12, John 14:6, and 10:27.

Example Message: Look at this wind spinner. It spins so easily when blown. It is sensitive to the slightest little movement of air. Can you see the air moving it? We can see the effect of the wind when it spins. Jesus said that His Father was going to send the Holy Spirit to teach and help them remember the things that He had said. There is a story about Elijah, the powerful prophet of God. From him, we learn that God speaks to us using a still quiet voice. We have to listen carefully. Being sensitive like this spinner is sensitive to the slightest movement of air (blow on it lightly). Jesus often said, “He who has ears, let him hear.” He was not only talking about our physical ears, He was saying that we should believe, accept, and understand the things that He said. Sometimes it was very difficult for some people to accept and believe Jesus. They did not always want to do what Jesus said. But those who listened and obeyed were like this colorful wind spinner. It responds to the slightest movement of air.

It makes me think of how we should be in the hand of God, listening carefully. Responding to His direction. Doing as He wishes. Others will be able to see that we are directed by God. Sensitively listening, He will give us opportunities beyond our wildest imagination. He will guide us to have an influence in the lives of people, helping them to know God.

(Note: You may wish to encourage the children to read and study the Bible, which is a great way to make sure we are listening to the voice of God. He will never contradict the Bible. Also, listen to their parents, teachers and pastors. Because God uses them to help the kids learn to understand the Bible, how to know God’s voice, and His impressions on their minds and hearts.)

Clip Christian Object Lesson

Clip for Object Lesson  - 1Description: it is made of a bright colored plastic, has a magnet and a spring that applies pressure to keep the grabby part closed. It has a hinge so the grabby part can be opened and allowed to close by squeezing on the handle. It is wide.

What it does: the grabby part opens and closes when the handle is squeezed and released. It holds onto things, keeps bags closed, and can be hung magnetically to a metal surface, such as a refrigerator.

Brainstorm: The idea of shutting things. For example, the angel came and shut the lion’s mouths so they could not eat Daniel (6:22). It holds onto things. For example, 1 Thessalonians 5:21 says, “Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.” Deuteronomy 10:20 says, “Cling to God.” Hebrews 4:14 says, “Hold onto our confession.” Hebrews 10:23 says, “Hold onto our hope that we have confessed without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Philippians 3:12 says that “Paul grabs ahold of—” and 1 Timothy 6:12 tells us to, “Grab onto eternal life—confession”

Bible Verses: Daniel 6, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, Hebrews 10:23

Example Message: I have a fun little object. What is it? Yes, it is a clip. What does a clip do? It clamps onto things and does not let go. It holds things secure (show them how it holds onto things, such as your fingers or shirt sleeve). This reminds me of a great story in the Bible when an angel came and closed lion’s mouths. Do you know that story? It was the story of Daniel when he was cast into the lion’s den. Why was he thrown into the lion’s den? Because he did not “let go” of his good habit of praying to God three times a day when some evil leaders made it illegal to pray to God. The Bible tells us that we should examine things carefully and to hold onto the good things (1 Thess. 5:21). Talking to God was and still is a good thing for us to do. We should “hang onto it” and keep doing it. The Bible tells us that we should “hold onto” the hope that we have confessed without wavering because God made a promise to us. And He never breaks a promise (Hebrews 10:23). What is our greatest hope? (That God forgives us when we accept Jesus, His Son, as our Lord and Savior. Then we can go to heaven one day to be with Him.) What are some good things that we should hold onto? (Beliefs, dreams, our calling, all things Bible; such as reading, studying, memorizing, and meditating. Fruit of the Spirit, obedience, etc.)