Lessons with everyday objects
Here is an example of an object lesson:
are a piece of coal and a diamond. A diamond is one of the most expensive and precious of
gems. Do you know how a diamond is made? It starts with a piece of coal, just like this.
How could this piece of coal ever become a diamond? Deep in the earth, extreme pressure
and time compresses and makes a diamond. A diamond is the toughest of gems and is just as
useful to industry as it is useful and beautiful as jewelry. If we want to become a
diamond kind of person, then we must willingly put up with the trials and tribulations
that shape and form our character.
A word picture or object lesson teaches a principle much more effectively than a lecture.
It catches the imagination of the participants and helps bring emotions into the mix and
makes the teaching much more effective.
Many of these object lessons were created for and by members of
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints. Thanks for your contributions, friends.