June 2007

Teaching Tip for June

Creating Metaphors

A metaphor is a symbol or a figure of speech used to make a comparison. Often a metaphor will cause people to think about how two ideas are connected—what their commonalities are that might make them similar. For example: “He was drowning in money” or “Life is a bowl of cherries.” Students can compare their experiences in life to types of weather or their personalities to styles of music. Metaphors effectively stretch the thinking process out of the normal pathways and into a more creative framework.

In this lesson (June 2), discuss some of the symbolic metaphors for Jesus that are found in the sanctuary.