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Youth Ministry Object Lesson: Wonderfully Created Does God have a personal and specific will for each person's life?

Materials Obtain various tools and accessories associated with different occupations.

Some possibilities include: fireman’s hat-fireman, police badge-policeman, sheriff badgesheriff, cook’s beater-cook, baker’s hat-baker, basketball or sport’s equipment-athlete, axewoodsman, paintbrush-artist, stethoscope-doctor, briefcasebusinessman, driver’s licensedriver or taxi driver, trowelbricklayer, shovel-gardner, Biblepastor, hammer-carpenter, Microphone- singer or speaker, telephone-secretary, bow tiewaiter, knife-butcher, ETC.

Activity Have participants match the items with the occupation.

Discussion 1. What do you / did you want to be when you grow/ grew up. 2. Does God have a personal and specific will for each person’s life? 3. Does he have a detailed blueprint for our life?

4. How much leeway do we have in submitting our personal choices? 5. Is everything predestined? 6. Does it include every detail relating to my life? If so, how do we discover it?

Scripture Psalm 139:15. Before you were even a baby, God knew you and what you would become. God intimately knows us. He knows our thoughts, words, and deeds (v7-12). Verse 16 says God planned all your days, all your life, before you were ever even born. He had a plan for you before you even existed.

Closing End by discussing various things that Christians can do. Discuss the person each of us can become. Talk about the different roles in the church and how God might use some of them to accomplish these roles.

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Youth Ministry Object Lesson: Wonderfully Created