A large picture with four Christian Faith symbols is shown to your audience. You choose a volunteer to verbally select one of the four symbols. When you turn the picture around, their selection matches exactly to a card you have attached to the back of your picture!
The match is always correct, no matter which of the four symbols your volunteer selects!
No sleight of hand is needed!
Teaching points are provided for each of the four picture. Moreover, you can easily use this to present many other fundamental teachings from scripture such as: Easter, Last Supper, salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Communion, etc...
There are many "Names of Christmas" but Jesus will always be the name your volunteer chooses to declare what Christmas is all about!
Powerful Emphasis: So many names! God's love is expressed through so many marvelous promises and prophecies! Still, God's love, His promises, and His plan of salvation are all wrapped up into one name, JESUS!
Share the beautiful gift of salvation this Christmas season through this creatively interactive lesson using a jumbo cookie and 12 names pointing to the Christmas story.
Wonderfully Adaptable: This lesson is marvelously adaptable to any size group. Use the included PowerPoint version for large groups! Use the printable version for medium to small groups or one on one! Use the edible cookie version for groups, parties, or one on one!
Special Note: This is a powerful standalone lesson, and also a great addition to the "Characters of Christmas" 2 Kids' Worship Service set!
Anyone can do this lesson Gospel Magic Object Lesson! There is no slight of hand involved and it can really play well for humor and audience participation. Plus, the Gospel lesson is a message every person should hear. "God is our perfect heavenly Father. God shows us throughout all of scripture what He does and what He is like. There are many words we can use to describe God, our perfect Father."
You will use one volunteer who will randomly select a name or item from a list. Your volunteer will then relate their selection to one name from a second list. Amazingly, you will ALWAYS know what they have selected!
This Adobe Acrobat .pdf file has step-by-step instructions with full Gospel lesson.
All you need the following to present this illusion is:
- Color Printer
- Paper (cardstock adds a lot to the effect)
This is a wonderfully easy Gospel Magic Object Lesson to present which visually illustrates that Christ conquered death by rising from the dead.
Here is What Happens!
You show the back of three fanned cards to each have a picture of a sealed tomb. Turning the fanned cards around, you show that the other sides of the cards contain pictures of a cross. The two outer cards each have a black cross; the center card has a red cross. Turn one card around to show the tomb and place it in front of the other two cards. As you approach the end of your lesson, you turn the tomb card back around again to show that the two black crosses have remained the same; however, the center red cross has changed into a picture of Christ!
Remarkably Easy-to-Do and Outstandingly Strong Teaching!
Lead your kids in taking their relationship with God to a new level! The lesson with this wonderful Gospel Magic effect challenges your kids to be committed to discovering God's ways and goals in Scripture and through the voice of His Spirit.
Volunteers from your group will freely select four cards to set aside from a group of five cards, each picturing a large leaf. Turning over each of the four leaves reveal large, humorous emoticons which you use to discuss four poor choices/lifestyles from the past that must be changed by "turning over a new leaf." Finally, you turn over the last chosen leaf to reveal a new lifestyle of obedience and friendship with Jesus.
EVERYONE LOVES CHRISTMAS! Still, when you ask "What Do You Like About Christmas," you will hear all sorts of answers. No matter what the response, you can always find a way to use their response to point them back to the greatest reason to like Christmas…
Here's what happens when you use this "What Do You Like About Christmas" Gospel Magic Lesson. Select up to four volunteers to secretly pick a picture from a set of cards that indicates what they like about Christmas. Then, go back through the cards and reveal each of your volunteers' secret choice! How did you know each volunteer's choice? Well, that is the secret to this wonderfully easy-to-do Gospel Magic Object Lesson!
You will use each of your volunteers' choice to help teach the lesson and then bring it all together in presenting the greatest reason to like Christmas!
When we have times to be together with those we love and who love us, that is what makes holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent's Day, etc... so very special and important to our lives.
In this Gospel Magic Object Lesson, 'It's All About Family,' you show three jumbo cards and ask your volunteer to choose one. It is a COMPLETELY FREE CHOICE! Regardless of his decision, you can instantly show that his choice was the correct one by revealing a prediction that has been hidden in plain sight all along.
Using the three picture illustrations of HOME, FAMILY, and DINNER TIME, your group will discover how God has given them people in their lives to be their family, to learn from them, spend time with them, and love them.
Print and fold the cards and you are set to go!
- 7 Printable Cards
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- Fully-Scripted Lesson
With children having so many options of how to spend their time: Internet, friends, texting, television, school, church, etc...; they need to be reminded of how important it is to spend time with their mother. This is an extremely easy-to-do and creative effect where your volunteer makes their own choices and still ends up selecting the focus card 'Mom' as they learn both Biblical and practical reasons to "Take Time for Mom!"
You only need the following to present this wonderful special effect lesson.
- Color Printer
- Cardstock or Photo Paper
Here is an interactive way to present the story of Christ's triumphal entry, death, resurrection, and ascension which culminates with the marvelous truth that Christ did this for YOU! More than ever before in history, we live in an impersonal world. We have become accustomed to communicating via email, text message, and social websites. It is going almost unnoticed that this is impacting our spiritual relationships and growth. The main point of this message is to bring the focus back to the truth of the close and personal relationship God desires to have with His children.
Prior to using 9 stage-size picture illustrations for teaching your lesson, a volunteer from your group selects a picture from a tic-tac-toe style grid without letting you know their choice. Using a stack of several identical cards prepared with sections cut out, you and your volunteer divide the cards into two stacks. As you lay the last card down onto its stack, you instantly know which picture your volunteer has selected.
All you need is a printer, sharp knife, and cardstock to perform this amazing effect.