We are All Parts of the Body
To Remember: We all have different jobs, and together we do them all
When a band plays, does everyone play the same instrument? No. Different people play different instruments as well as different notes at different times to create a beautiful song. The children of God are like a band. We all have different parts to play in order to accomplish our goal. Nobody here plays a solo.
Paul compared the church to a body. If you had feet but no hands, would you have a whole body? No. Could your feet say they don't need your hands? No. How would you wash them or tie your shoelaces? But your hands aren't better than your feet. Your hands can't get anywhere unless your feet take them there. They need each other to be a fully functioning body.
The church is like a body. Not all the people do the same thing, but all are necessary. If one person refuses to do their part, it hurts the whole body. We all have a part to play that contributes to the work God wants us all to accomplish together.
Discussion: 1) List various abilities we have and things we can accomplish, 2) identify roles that various people in the church fill. Have students think which roles their talents may lead them to fill in the future.
Craft: Make a homemade band. Give each student something different to play. Have them show that each piece is different, but still part of the band. Possible instruments include: spoons, two sticks to tap together, a drum made from a cool whip type bowl, a bottle to blow over, a play flute or recorder, anything that makes noise. For older kids, have them make their own.
Activity: Three legged obstacle course (or some other activity where students have to work together to accomplish a task.)
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