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Icebreakers – Clinging To God By: KenSapp | Feb 27th 2016 – A clothespin is used to attach clothes to a clothesline. It can also serve as a reminder that we need to cling to our lifeline – we need to cling to God (Deuteronomy 13:4). And clothes aren’t the only thing that needs washing. We need to be washed clean as well. And God washes us white as snow. (Isaiah 1:18) The scriptures … Tags: Object Lesson – The Key To Heaven By: KenSapp | Feb 17th 2016 – A key is almost a universal symbol around the world. Keys promise access, freedom, transport, protection, and safety. A key is used to represent access to something of value just as a physical key opens up a door or something that was previously inaccessible. The key is also used in the Bible, both literally and symbolicall … Tags: Icebreakers – Valentine’s Day – If You Love Me By: KenSapp | Feb 14th 2016 – This popular icebreaker game is a great discussion starter for Valentines Day and introducing the concept of God’s unmerited love for us. Tags: Youth Devotional – Superbowl Christians By: KenSapp | Feb 4th 2016 – If you follow American Football, it’s going to be Superbowl Sunday in the United States this weekend. It’s one of the most watched sports events on television. Why not make it an opportunity to share something about how the game relates to their spiritual lives? Even if you don’t watch American football, the lesson is appl … Tags: Object Lesson – A Christian Superbowl Challenge By: KenSapp | Jan 29th 2016 – The Superbowl is just around the corner. Use this game with youth as an introduction to the idea of the game of football as a metaphor for living the victorious Christian life. Tags: Object Lesson – Marshmallow Olympics By: KenSapp | Jan 25th 2016 – Use marshmallows as an object lesson and tie it in to a well known Harvard study on delayed gratification and success. Waiting on God is a Biblical concept and something all youth need to learn. Patience in relationships, in sexuality, in simply growing up. Tags: Youth Ideas – Popcorn Christians By: KenSapp | Jan 17th 2016 – Popcorn is a seed that is hard and tasteless, until placed in the fire. And then the white goodness on the inside .es out for us to not only smell the aroma, but also to taste. It"��s a powerful object lesson and metaphor for Christ working in us and drawing others to himself through us as Christians. Tags: Youth Ideas – A New Year – New Priorities By: KenSapp | Dec 30th 2015 – With the New Year we typically evaluate the past year and set new priorities for the up.ing year. Sometimes we call these new priorities or renewed priorities New Year"��s Resolutions. New Year"��s Resolutions may be focused around family, personal goals, money, jobs, and many other things. While these things are not nece … Tags: Icebreakers – Christmas: Across The Line By: KenSapp | Dec 18th 2015 – "Which side are you on? Do you know where you stand? Find out in this Christmas icebreaker where the youth move back and forth to opposite sides of the room depending on their preference of the two choices you call out." Tags: Icebreakers – Thanksgiving Connections By: KenSapp | Nov 19th 2015 – "Thanksgiving is an American Holiday when people .e together, treasure the relationships with those close to them, and thank God for his blessings over the past year. While the New Year celebrates new opportunities and a chance to start over, Thanksgiving reminds us how far we have .e and how God and others have helped … Tags: Object Lesson – Reflecting Christ"��s Image "�" Object Lesson Using Foil By: KenSapp | Feb 18th 2015 – Aluminum foil is one of those things we often take for granted. It has so many uses. But this week"��s lesson uses foil to remind us that as Christians we are destined to be conformed to the image of Christ, reflecting Him in all that we do. It"��s not just being seen as Christlike, but God molding us and shaping us into th … Tags: Object Lesson – Chewing On God"��s Word By: KenSapp | Feb 1st 2015 – God"��s Word, unlike Bubble Gum, never loses it flavor. And once we"��ve meditated or chewed on it a while, we be.e more flexible and useful to God. He can stretch us and fill us and use us. Tags: Object Lesson – Stretched By God By: KenSapp | Jan 18th 2015 – There is going to be a tug-of-war in our spiritual life because God is always in the process of transforming us. Change causes tension and we are stretched. This week’s lesson uses rubber bands for games and as an object lesson on the topic of being stretched by God. Tags: Object Lesson – Christmas Bows By: KenSapp | Jan 8th 2015 – Christmas gifts almost always .e with a Christmas Bow. The wrapping paper, ribbons, and the bows are used to decorate and bring attention to the gift. It"��s not the bow that is important, but the gift it adorns. Tags: Object Lesson – Babies In Christ By: KenSapp | Jan 6th 2015 – The new year is often represented by a new born baby because a baby represents a fresh beginning. Jesus described Salvation to Nicodemus in John 3 as being "born" again. Both physically and spiritually, we begin as babies. But we don’t stay as babies – we must grow. The Bible tells us to "grow in grace in the knowledge of o … Tags: Object Lesson – Step Up In The New Year By: KenSapp | Jan 5th 2015 – A person’s feet tell us two very important facts about someone: where one’s standing and which way someone is going. A firm stand and a consistent walk are both traits we admire in others. During the New Year we often look back at the journey that has brought us to where we are now as well as make decisions about where we w … Tags: Object Lesson – Christmas Ornament Gospel By: KenSapp | Dec 16th 2014 – The first Christmas ornaments were fruits and nuts that were placed on Christmas trees and later eaten from the branches as part of the Christmas feasting. Over time other ornaments were added that brightened up the tree and added additional meaning and significance such as a star or an angel. Tags: Object Lesson – Candy Cane Christmas By: KenSapp | Dec 9th 2014 – Candy Canes are everywhere. They are used as decorations on Christmas trees and are one of the most popular of all Christmas treats. I have heard several stories about the history and meaning of the candy cane. I don’t know if they are true, but I do think that the candy cane can teach us a few things about the true meaning … Tags: Object Lesson – Gift Wrapped Christmas By: KenSapp | Dec 3rd 2014 – We are attracted by extravagantly wrapped gifts with red bows and colorful paper. But its not the wrapper we treasure but the gift. Sometimes the wrapper might give clues as to what is inside but sometimes the gift inside is a .plete surprise and totally unexpected. Tags: Thanksgiving Object Lesson "�" 5 Kernels Of Corn By: KenSapp | Nov 25th 2014 – The cornucopia, also known in English as the Horn of Plenty, is a symbol of prosperity and affluence, dating back to the 5th century BC. It was often filled with the fruits of the harvest which included corn, fruits, and other vegetables. Tags: Object Lesson – Turkey Feathers Of Thanksgiving By: KenSapp | Nov 19th 2014 – The games in this lesson use feathers, not only because they are associated with Thanksgiving, but also because there are places in the Bible where God is .pared to a protective bird who covers us with his wings. Tags: Object Lesson – Gummy Worm Discipleship By: KenSapp | Nov 11th 2014 – Although gummy bears were invented by German Candy maker Hans Reigel in 1922, the gummy worm is a relatively recent concept. The Gummy bear wasn"��t shipped to America until around 1981 and then an American candy .pany extended the idea to gummy worms to give kids something fun to eat and to shock their parents. Gummy wor … Tags: Object Lesson – Paper Airplane Christians By: KenSapp | Nov 4th 2014 – It is impossible to know where and in what form the first paper airplanes were folded and flown. There is evidence to suggest it was Ancient China, or Japan. Paper was certainly available and .mon. Da Vinci, the Wright brothers and many others are known to have used them to understand the mysteries of flight. In this yout … Tags: Object Lesson – Masked? By: KenSapp | Oct 27th 2014 – It’s not just Halloween that people wear masks. If we are honest with ourselves, most of us put on masks from time to time. We put on a mask any time we are not honest with others or don’t want to reveal some aspect of who we are. Anytime we try to make ourselves .e across as something we are not, we are putting on a mask … Tags: Object Lesson – Candy Corn Choices By: KenSapp | Oct 21st 2014 – How do we decide what things are good for us in our Christian life? The most difficult decisions are often not between what is good and bad, but between what is permissible and what is beneficial to us. Tags: Object Lesson – Christian Pumpkins By: KenSapp | Oct 14th 2014 – Pumpkins are closely associated with both Halloween and Thanksgiving and are most likely native to America. In this week’s lesson you’ll find a lot of game ideas using pumpkins, and also a reminder that God looks at the inside and not merely whats on the outside. He wants us to have a clean heart. Like a like shining from … Tags: Object Lesson – Living Skeletons By: KenSapp | Oct 8th 2014 – Even if you don’t want to be involved with Halloween, you’ll want to grab at least one of those plastic or paper Halloween skeletons for this object lesson and games. Tags: Object Lesson – Clay In The Potter"��s Hands By: KenSapp | Sep 30th 2014 – A Lump of clay is chosen with a purpose in mind. The potter envisions a vessel that will be useful to its final owner and a credit to the potter’s craftsmanship and experience. The potter applies pressure to the clay in different ways shaping and forming it until the final product he imagined is realized. The Bible te … Tags: Bruised Bananas "�" Object Lessons From A Banana By: KenSapp | Sep 24th 2014 – Bananas are enjoyed all around the world. They are full of goodness, but they are easily bruised and can quickly turn to mush. Like many fruits, they can be extremely sweet and a delight. But they can also be easily bruised and turn rotten. They make a great object lessons on how we look at the outside to judge the inside a … Tags: Object Lesson – Teddy Bear Faith By: KenSapp | Sep 16th 2014 – When you were younger did you have a teddy bear or another cherished possession? Did you hold it, talk to it, hug it close? Did it .fort you, give you courage? If you couldn"��t find it, did you turn everything upside down looking for it? Teddy Bears remind us of a childlike faith. They remind us of the sense of security … Tags: Object Lesson – Lego Instructions For The Christian Life By: KenSapp | Sep 9th 2014 – LEGOs are one of those toys that are universally loved around the world by all ages. They are simple building blocks in a variety of shapes and colors, but with a little creativity and imagination they can be put together in unlimited .binations to create masterpieces. They are a great metaphor for each of us in the body … Tags: Object Lesson – Spiritually Measuring Up By: KenSapp | Sep 2nd 2014 – It’s back to school time. Time to get all your school supplies and meet new friends. These games all have a ruler as the central prop and serve as a discussion start for measuring up to God’s standards. I remember the days of using a ruler to create a growth chart on the door frame. But how do we measure our growth as Chris … Tags: Object Lesson – Spiritual Tag By: KenSapp | Aug 19th 2014 – Our spiritual walk is in many ways like a game of tag. Tags: Object Lesson – Volleyball Christians By: KenSapp | Aug 13th 2014 – A .mon summer game is beach volley. But you don’t have to be at the beach to enjoy the sport. You don’t even have to be outside. Besides the official rules, there are also an infinite number of variations and other games that use the volleyball net, ball and court. And after you have played a game, there&rsquo … Tags: Object Lesson – Beach Ball Goals By: KenSapp | Aug 6th 2014 – Beach balls are great for the beach, but you don’t need to be at the beach to play these games. The final game explores both personal spiritual goals and goals for the church youth group. Tags: Object Lesson – Flying Disc-iples By: KenSapp | Jul 30th 2014 – These games are all played with a flying disc which also goes by the brand name ‘Frisbee." Tags: Object Lesson – Broken Water Balloons By: KenSapp | Jul 22nd 2014 – You can’t have summer without at least one water balloon fight. Water Balloons have a purpose – to be filled with water. As God’s creation each of us also has a purpose. Pascal said that all men were created with a God shaped vacuum – an emptiness in our lives only GOD can fill. When we try to fill that emptiness with thing … Tags: Object Lesson For Kids – Spiritual Sponges By: Josh Goh | Jun 24th 2014 – Some of us have hard hearts and unlike a sponge, things just stay on the surface and never affect us while other have receptive hearts to God. When we are under pressure, we truly get to see what is in a person’s heart. These games are great for a little wet time during the hot summer and provide a nice illustration for the … Tags: Object Lesson – Watermelon Seed Christians By: KenSapp | Jun 18th 2014 – Watermelons are almost synonymous with summer – cool, refreshing, and great on a hot summer day. Watermelons can also be used for a variety of fun, and sometimes messy games, though the cost could be a bit prohibitive for some youth groups. Here are varieties of games using watermelons as well as some ideas for spiritual le … Tags: Object Lesson – Shoe Shuffle – Walking With Christ By: KenSapp | Jun 10th 2014 – We often talk about a person’s walk with Christ. That’s because the feet tell us two very important facts about someone: where one is standing and which way someone is going. A firm stand and a consistent walk are both traits we admire in other Christians. This Object lesson uses shoes as a reminder of the need for youth to … Tags: Object Lesson – String Connections By: KenSapp | Jun 4th 2014 – Almost everyone has some string lying around the house. Most often, string is used to connect things. As such, the string games below can be used to introduce a great object lesson on being connected to Christ and others. Tags: Youth Ideas: Like A Halloween Pumpkin By: KenSapp | Oct 25th 2012 – Here’s something to think about this Halloween season. In Athens, Paul was disturbed by the culture around him (Acts 17:16). But instead of .ing against it, he used things from that culture to present the gospel (Acts 17:22-31). Instead of avoiding Halloween because of what our personal convictions are, we can like Paul d … Tags: Parent Ministry Ideas: Mother’s Day Ideas By: KenSapp | Oct 11th 2011 – A list of all the Mother’s day ideas on the Creative Youth Ideas website Tags: Bible Lessons For Youth: Spiritual Gardening By: KenSapp | Sep 22nd 2011 – The Bible is filled with references to gardens and gardening or farming. Tags: Summer Youth Camp: The Great Adventure By: KenSapp | Sep 13th 2011 – A western cowboy theme is a popular one for youth camps and is a great metaphor for the Christian Journey. Check out the "Great Adventure" Youth Camp curriculum from Creative Youth Ideas. Tags: Youth Ministry Ideas: Top 10 Places To Find Youth Leaders For Your Youth Ministry By: KenSapp | Jul 12th 2011 – Every church needs a team of people to work with the youth minister / youth pastor to minister to its teenagers. Learn 17 places where you can find potential youth leaders for your youth ministry team. Tags: Christian Illustration: He Couldnt Sing, So He Whittled By: KenSapp | Jul 7th 2011 – Finding one’s gifts is a .mon concern among today’s youth. Many are asking "What is my gift and how can I develop it and use it?" This illustration of a famous whittler provides a fresh perspective on gifts. Tags: Youth Christmas Party Planning Checklist By: KenSapp | Mar 7th 2011 – Christmas is just around the corner… Have you prepared for your youth Christmas Party yet? If you don’t get things moving well in advance, instead of enjoying the Christmas Vacation with the youth, you could end up being totally stressed and miss valuable opportunities to impact their lives and those of their friends and … Tags: Lessons From The Garden By: KenSapp | Mar 7th 2011 – The Bible is filled with references to gardens and gardening or farming. Biblical metaphors reference planting and harvesting, seeds and soil, vines and plants, fruitfulness and barrenness. All of these carried meaningful and profound truths easily understood by people whose day-to-day relationship with growing things was f … Tags: Levis And Denim History- 1910-1960s By: James Cameroone | Jun 22nd 2010 – As Levis and denim grew in popularity at the turn of the century, demand outweighed supply and the Strauss’ needed to find a new denim mill. .petition from the South was causing their New England supplier to struggle. By 1915 it was buying most of its denim from North Carolina and by the 1920s Levi’s waist overalls were l … Tags: 相关的主题文章: