Lesson Learned: God has a special purpose for you.
Materials Needed:  large piece of paper, marker, crayons
Bible Verse:
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

 15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

Talking Points:  Think about all the people you know.  They all look different and they are all good at different things.  God made each person that way.  He made each person special to do a special job for Him.  Think about your eyes; you use them for seeing. Think about your ears; you use them for hearing.  Think about your feet; you use them for walking and running.  God made each body part for those special purposes. You need every body part to have a body. He made each person like that too. God made you different than any other person and He has something special planned for you.  Without you, His plan would not be complete and He needs everyone to do their special job.
Questions:  What do you use your eyes for? What do you use your hands for?  Could you skip if you didn’t have feet? 
Have the child lay down on top of a large piece of paper and trace their outline on it with the marker.  Then, let the child decorate the different body parts as you talk about what each part is used for.
Be Careful Little Eyes What You See (to the tune of If Your Happy and You Know It)
Oh, be careful little eyes, what you see.
Oh, be careful little eyes, what you see.
There’s a Father up above, looking down at you in love,
So be careful little eyes, what you see.
Be careful little ears what you hear
Be careful little mouth what you say…
Be careful little hands, what you touch…
Be careful little feet, where you go…

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, you gave each one of us certain gifts and abilities to be able to bring you glory.  Help us to recognize those gifts and use them the way You want us to! Amen!

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