David C Cook COVID-19 Response

Serving in Small Ways

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Have you ever seen the inside of a mechanical watch? You probably haven’t given much thought to how they work. Show your students some of the immersive images in the link below before moving on, demonstrating the intricate complexity of all the unseen parts. Feel free to show them as many or as few as you want—the idea is that they get a picture of all the small pieces working together.

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How a Mechanical Watch Works | Explained in 5 Minutes

Inside a watch there are over 130 moving pieces, most of them smaller than a grain of rice! And if you remove even a single piece—one rice-sized scrap of metal— the entire watch stops working. Every piece is essential. It’s mind-blowing how a bunch of tiny, seemingly useless objects can come together to create something amazing!

  • Can you think of other examples where many small things come together to create something greater? (This can be literally anything, from thousands of Legos coming together to build miniature cities to diverse sports teams coming together to accomplish great victories.)
  • Have you ever felt that your role in a team was insignificant? (This might be a good place for the teacher to speak first, opening up about their own experiences. Keep in mind the focus of the lesson: No job is too small for God’s people.)
  • Have you ever refused, or been tempted to refuse, a job or role on a team because you felt it wasn’t important enough? (Accept all reasonable responses.)

 Very often we miss opportunities to serve or fill a need because we feel we will be undervalued in the role. Today we will be looking at how God’s people respond to such situations…

Looking for Steps 2 & 3?

You can find Steps 2 and 3 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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