Make a cardboard model of each child’s body, then read 1 Corinthians 12:14-27 aloud while your children “remove” various body parts and consider the implications of their loss. Discussion point: God gave each person a different set of skills, and we are all equally valuable.
Make a cardboard model of each child’s body, then read 1 Corinthians 12:14-27 aloud while your children “remove” various body parts and consider the implications of their loss.
Discussion point: God gave each person a different set of skills, and we are all equally valuable.
You will need these supplies:
poster board cut to resemble body parts for each child (head, torso, arms and legs)
sticky-backed hook-and-loop fastening tape
poster board scrap pieces or colourful construction paper
Here’s how to make your body models:
The Bible tells us that every person who loves Jesus is considered part of the “body of Christ” (also called the Church). Even within a group of people who all love God and serve Him together, people can be tempted to compare themselves to each other and be jealous.
In Corinth in Bible times, the people in the church were arguing and fighting over who was more valuable. Paul wrote a letter to these people using the analogy of the human body to help explain the value of each person. Paul pointed out that God gave each person a different set of skills so that we can all do different jobs to serve Him and serve each other.
1 Corinthians 12:27
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
1 John 3:18
“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 4:11-12,21
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us. . . . And He has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.”