Body parts working all day, every day

Science with a twist

Read a children’s book about human physiology.

Discussion point: We are all part of the body of Christ; God gave each of us different skills and abilities.

Examine a children’s version of an anatomy and physiology book and talk about how all the parts of the human body work together.

Explain how the respiratory system brings oxygen into our bodies and how the digestive system processes the fuel (food) we eat. The circulatory system then carries this fuel to the rest of the body. The skeleton is like a frame for the body, but it can’t stand up on its own, so the ligaments, tendons and muscles support it. Without messages coming from the brain, the muscles couldn’t move our skeleton, nor could we breathe or eat.

In the Bible, we read that Christians are all part of the “body of Christ,” with Christ serving as the “head” (1 Corinthians 12:27). God planned for us all to have different roles. God has given us different things we are good at and we are to use our abilities to honour Him.

Questions for discussion
  • What would happen if your eyes decided to quit working? (Ask the same question concerning other body parts.)
  • What has God made you good at?
  • How can you honour Him with this gift?
Relevant Scripture

1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

Ephesians 4:15-16 “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.”

Romans 12:4-5 “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.”

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”