Object Lessons

Listen In and Speak Out

Objects: A pair of earphones and a loudspeaker. (These can be borrowed from a radio repair shop.)

These earphones and a loudspeaker have different uses. The earphones are used for listening, and the loudspeaker for speaking. Both remind us of what Christ said to His disciples. They were told to meet Him in Galilee. He had something He wanted to tell them, and He wanted them to listen.

The earphones remind us of their listening to Him. Christ told them that He had "all power . . . in heaven and in earth." This was a very important fact for them to know. It is important for each one of us to know that Christ has all power. After the disciples had listened to what Christ had to say, they were told to go to tell others. This loudspeaker reminds us of His command to tell others.

It was not enough that the disciples should listen to His wonderful words. If they were to be obedient to Him, they must speak to others. This they did, and they had the joy of knowing that the Lord Jesus was with them always, for He closed His message to them with these wonderful words: "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."

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