Many Parts, One Potato

Potato Head Object Lesson

Key Verse

Romans 12:4-5

Additional Verses

1 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Materials Needed

  • Mr. Potato Head Toy

Object Lesson

Have you guys ever played with a Mr. or Mrs. Potato head.  (Show the toy).

Let’s see how silly we can make him look (start putting the parts of Mr. potato Head in the wrong place).  How does he look now?  (Allow for laughter and let the kids make suggestions as to how to make him look goofy).

Well,that was a lot of fun, but I don’t think that a real body would work very well if it was put together this way. Did you know the Bible calls us Christians “The Body of Christ”?  That means that all of us are supposed to work together to do the work of Jesus.

The Bible tells us in Romans 12:4-5 that there are many different parts of the body of Christ and each of us has an important job to do.  Some of you may become pastors one day, others of you may pray for people and they will be healed.  Some of you are great encourages while others of you may be prophets.  God has also given each of you talents such as music, sports, art, etc.  All of these gifts and talents can help you bring others to Christ.

Now let’s look at Mr. Potato  Head again.  Is there any part he has that is not important or doesn’t help him in some way?  No!  He needs his ears to hear, his mouth to eat and talk.  He even needs his hat to protect his face from getting sunburned and rained on.

It’s he same way with us, the Body of Christ.  We might not all be pastors or we might not all have beautiful singing voices, but we all belong to Christ’s body and we each have important work to do.


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