Youth Ministry Object Lesson: The Way to God by sappken

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       Youth Ministry
       Object Lesson:
      The Way to God
      Many people see the
      road to heaven as a
        map with many
        possible routes.

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       Objects
       A world map, a geographic
       map of your country; a street
       directory or detailed map
       showing your church
       location




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     Activity
     1. Bring out the world map or a
     globe. Give children places/
     countries to find on the globe.
     Reward the children who find
     them first.
     2. Then pretend you have been
     invited to someone’s house
     which is in a small road not too
     far from the church. Explain that
     you do not know exactly where
     it is.




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     3. Ask the children to find it for
     you on the globe — Look first at
     your world map, and then your
     country map. These do not help
     you.
     4. If we want to find out where a
     particular street is in our town
     we need a map with an even
     smaller scale: a street map.
     These maps give details right
     down to houses, churches and
     parks.
     5. Show the kids a map and ask
     them to find the street or show
     them the location of the friend
     and the location of the church.


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    6. Ask kids to show A WAY
    between the church and the
    place where the person lives. It
    does not have to be the
    smartest, shortest, or fastest
    way. Each kid can actually come
    up with a way to get there. In
    fact there will be lots of ways to
    get from point A to point B.
    7. Then ask the kids to show you
    THE WAY to get from point A to
    point B. They will look confused.
    Usually, they will ask, “Which
    way?” The use of the word THE
    implies that I have a certain way
    in mind.


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  Read the Scripture Text: John 14:5-14
  Jesus identifies himself as “the way,
  the truth, and the life.” All have
  relevance. The “way” speaks of a
  connection, of the link between God
  and man. Jesus not only shows us the
  way, but he IS the way. The “truth”
  reminds us of the complete reliability
  and trustworthiness of Jesus in all
  that he is, he does, and he says. Jesus
  not only reveals the truth, but is the
  embodiment of truth. The “life”
  stresses the fact that mere existence
  matters little. The only life that is
  meaningful is that which Jesus brings,
  for He is life itself. Because of these
  three things, no one can come to God
  except through Jesus.

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      Application
      Many people see the road to
      heaven as a map with many
      possible routes. They say that
      it doesn’t matter which way
      you go. We will all end up at
      the same place. In John 14:6,
      Jesus said I am THE way, THE
      truth, and THE life. Not A way,
      A truth, and A life.




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       Of course, the best way to
       get there would be to find
       someone who knows the
       place and follow him there.
       That’s Jesus!




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