We thought we’d share an idea for a nice SERMON ILLUSTRATION on this fine Wednesday morning. Here it is: next time you talk about idolatry, worship, or the story of the Israelites and the golden calf, make your own golden idols. Not for worshiping — just for teaching. 😂 This month, tons of churches are going through a series called “Boss,” from Grow Curriculum and Strategy, a 4-week series by @karlromeus that challenges students to think about four “idols” they might be worshiping:
• WEEK 1: The god of “me” (a wooden figurine or mirror, painted gold).
• WEEK 2: The god of “stuff”(a piggy bank, painted gold).
• WEEK 3: The god of “worry” (anything scary, like a dinosaur or skull, painted gold).
• WEEK 4: The god of “obsession” (anything addictive, like a video game controller or a phone, painted gold).
Swipe through the album to see how a handful of Grow users are making this prop idea their own!
Each week of this series, a new idol will be unveiled. Some youth pastors are placing their idols on fancy pillars, while others have set up stools or tables covered in table cloths, each with an idol placed on top. We like the idea of keeping the idols covered by sheets or under boxes until you’re ready to unveil them. Unveiling a new idol each week can create a feeling of suspense and curiosity with your students that is more likely to keep them guessing about where you’re headed. Everyone likes a good mystery, you know?
Oh and guess what! You can get FREE SAMPLES of this entire series (“Boss”) at GrowCurriculum.org! Just click the link in our profile, enter the code GROW, and download the free samples!