Use this object lesson on God's power to teach kids why we shouldn't put God in a box.
Object Needed: Box
Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 2:9
Big Idea: With God, anything is possible.
We've included the text for this object lesson below and we even recorded a video to help give you ideas for how to teach it. Enjoy watching!
God's Power Object Lesson Script
See this box. It's just a regular cardboard box. But you can store all sorts of things in it. They're especially useful when you move to new house, and have a lot of things to pack. Boxes are mainly for storing things, but, when you pack you want to stay organized, so you know which things go into which boxes. You might put your toys in one box, and your books in another. You want to separate the kitchen stuff, from the living room stuff. Boxes are great for organization, but you have to make sure they're the right size. I mean you couldn't put a vacuum cleaner in a box like this size.
You know sometimes we try to do that with God. God is huge he's bigger than the earth, the Sun, and the universe. He created the universe. Our minds can't even fathom how God does what he does. He's all-powerful. He's everywhere at once. So why do we try to put God in a box? What I mean by that is a lot of times we think God can't do something. For instance, have you ever prayed for the salvation of a friend? Maybe a family member? Have you ever prayed for the salvation of your city? What about your state? What about the whole country? If you don't believe God can save your city, you're putting God in a box? Don't forget, he's the one that created the world.
Know that God has no limits. You can trust him with anything. If you have something big on your heart that God has asked you to pray for it, don't put it aside or think it's impossible. Just pray. You'll be amazed at what God can do. 1st Corinthians 2:9 says, “however as it is written: no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” Don't put God in a box. Pray as big as you can so you and your faith can grow.