Use this object lesson on God's protection to teach kids that we are always in the Lord's hands.
Object Needed: Apple Seeds
Bible Verse: John 16:33
Big Idea: Trust in God.
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 Protection Object Lesson Script
How many of you guys like apples? Apples are great food because you can do so many different things with them. You can make apple sauce. You can make candy apples. You can make apple pies and apple cakes. You can use them in salads with fruits and vegetables. You can make apple juice and apple cider to drink. Or, you can simple pick up an apple and eat it by itself.
Have you ever accidentally eaten an apple seed? They're usually stuck in the core of the apple, and it's not easy to get to, but sometimes it happens, doesn't it? Well, here's something you might not know: apple seeds are poisonous. Each apple seed has just a little, tiny bit of poison in it. It's not near enough to hurt you. You'd have to eat LOTS of apple seeds to even begin to feel sick. But it's still in there.
You know, sometimes in life, we encounter hard times. Bad things happen, we get sick, we struggle. But just like the apple seed, God promises never to give us more than we can handle. If you accidentally swallow an apple seed, it's not going to hurt you, because it's no more poison than your body can handle. And when hard times come, God promises he will help you through them, because he won't give you any more than you can handle.
Before he was crucified, Jesus said to his disciples, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) Let's take a moment to thank God for that promise.