Machias Community Church

Show and Tell 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:21:00 AM

Remember Show and Tell from grade school?   It was always better if the kid actually had something to show.   The showing was the important thing. 

When Show and Tell grows up it becomes the Object Lesson.  

Object lessons are all about the lesson.   Here the object is only a prop to get the lesson across.   The showing must never be allow to become the focus and take away from The Lesson.

The  Lecture is even more grown up.  Here the lesson has become so important and the audience so mature that no object is needed.  The words are so wonderful that they themselves become the object.

Or so the lecturer likes to think.

Personally,  I still like show and tell:

John 1:14  "The Word became human and lived among us. We saw His Glory.  It was the Glory of the only Son born of the Father,  a Glory full of kindness and truth."  (paraphrased)