It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. Target Time Frame: 30 minutes 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Learning Activity #3 That means no permission is needed as long as you credit this Ministry-To-Children.com in the final work. (Js. What would kids rather have? Please use our childrens ministry curriculum and Sunday School material for any purpose that brings honor to Jesus. Well, the way information mutates can cause rampant gossip and ill feelings to run wild around us. Encourage them to give a small statement about why they agree or disagree about the statement from the passage read in James. It is translated “power” only 12 times. %PDF-1.7 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? Ministry-To-Children.com helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online. 6)    A small flame can cause a forest to burn down. James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. Present the opportunity to the children to personally accept Christ as their personal Savior by giving a simple presentation of the gospel to them. Show pictures of horses and explain the bit. The things we say can have huge rippling impact on those around us. We will discuss the importance of the “Thumper principle” (if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!). Consider how amazing it is that the whole huge old horse can move just with a little piece of cloth in its mouth. Active Listening: Divide the children into two groups and assign the first group the task of listening for the ways that James compares the tongue. 3 0 obj In this lesson, we will consider the power of words. 430 Oak St. Sellersburg, IN 47172, © 2020 Ministry-To-Children.com | Read our, Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-20) Sunday School Lesson, St. Patrick's Day Children's Sermon (Luke 13:34-35) on Sharing Jesus, Bible Lesson: Prepare for Battle (Ephesians 6), Jesus & Peter Walk on Water (Matthew 14:22-33) Children’s Sermon Message, Lesson: Giving God His Due – Parable of the Tenants, Children’s Sermon: The Bible is Like a Newspaper, "A House Divided" Sunday School Lesson from Mark 3:20-35, Preschool Christmas Lesson "The Story of the Shepherds", Back to School (Sunday School Lesson) Armor of God, “Back to School ” Children’s Sermon (Jesus, the Sin Eraser), “Back to School” Object Lessons (School Supplies Backpack). endobj ADDRESS: Ministry-To-Children 4)    A rudder is small but controls the ships directions. 3:4) {`��s���׸�s{ �u�9A�*�֡ ]~�3[�����V�֭��bm#�b�غ�j�;L����GLƣ��h�2B�2�'�L��I�=J�h�@�} ��i���U��D�T��U� k7U��"��‘,[j�'=�\i�� �1��*����"��4��n:��X (Js 3:2, 8) Um, eew, no! Help them come up with positive word or phrases for their own attitudes, or kind and encouraging things to say to others. The first time you burn a small piece of paper talk about how you can’t do anything to control how quickly it burns the paper and it’s direction. Ask another student to place the toothpaste back into the tube. Well, believe it or not, the Bible talks about part of our very being that is the same. We must think BEFORE we speak, asking ourselves and God if what we are about to say is holy, truthful, positive, uplifting… (consider Philippians 4:8). Copyright © 2007-2020 Ministry-to-Children. Give children envelopes and have them decorate to look like faces, or at least mouths. Open Discussion: Help the children understand the difficulty of controlling the tongue especially without the Lord by using paper and matches. Disagree. The word translated “power” here is a word that is translated “hand” 1,359 times. Thank you for this resource. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. Consider the words of James: When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Learning Activity #2 It was Great!! Connection with the Gospel: (Js.5) We don’t eat poop (hopefully). Snack (Optional): Provide children with apple slices and help them make “mouths…” Place peanut butter or frosting on the side of the apples and line with mini marshmallows to look like teeth. Original Learning Context: Sunday School 4 Or take ships as an example. 1 0 obj It’s easier when there’s a leash to restrain animals with. Learning Indicator: By retelling the lessons taught in the passage back to the teacher with understanding to James teaching on the tongue. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. 3:11) This lesson gives an opportunity to speak to the children about the way the Lord can make a difference in their lives when they put their faith and trust in Him as Savior. What does the Bible say? 4 0 obj That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. Power of the Tongue The Issue: The words that we say have such a huge impact on so many things. Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. Does Quality Time Always Have to Be Spiritual Time? For extra fun, through a fruit roll up or licorice “tongue” in. Every kids church ministry deserves the very best resources for teaching God’s Word, even when they don’t have the financial resources. It is based on James three and will help children see that God is pleased when we speak in right ways. 2)    We stumble in many ways with what we say. That means no permission is needed as long as you credit this Ministry-To-Children.com in the final work. Learning Goal: After this lesson, children will understand proper speech that honors the Lord and others. (Js. -! ADDRESS: Ministry-To-Children The children should be told that the Holy Spirit resides within them when they become Christians, and it’s the Holy Spirit that enables them to live in obedience to the Lord. Often just with a tiny spark. Bible Truth: Good speech can honor God – using the tongue. Ministry-To-Children.com helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online. Continue the passage…. %���� It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. <>/Metadata 211 0 R/ViewerPreferences 212 0 R>> Note the obvious differences between salty and sweet. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. 3:9) My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Explain that today we will be talking about the tongue, but not just how it tastes things. 2 0 obj Well, has anyone ever ridden a horse? Connection with Life: Jesus Gets Ready for the Cross (Matthew 26:1-13) Sunday School Lesson, Lesson: Knowing Jesus Through…The Sense of Sight (John 18:1-14), Back to School (Sunday School Lesson) Armor of God, “Back to School ” Children’s Sermon (Jesus, the Sin Eraser), “Back to School” Object Lessons (School Supplies Backpack). Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. Agree. They can build up or break down, and the tongue is quite a significant weapon. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. endobj ����+Y@\сgh\�! Once we speak something, we can’t just take it back. Craft: Positive word possibilities. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The lesson will focus on how important our words are. Our words can encourage one person while hurting another. Talk to the children about common areas of sin and encourage them to seek forgiveness from the Lord for the times they have used their words to hurt others. 6Q�����u���oib�����nSX*X���ʔ�\�%��*�,9�iK> �,��K�~/s�i��9�0�e�;��. Have all the children bow their heads with their eyes closed and ask any children wishing to pray and seek Jesus as their Savior to raise their hand. With a second piece a paper, dip ½ of it in water and as it burns the half not wet talk about the wet side representing how when we give the Lord control of our tongue, the Holy Spirit can temper the damage our tongue can do by controlling it’s direction. Anyone who’s had homemade ice cream when rock salt leaked in can testify to that…. Please use our childrens ministry curriculum and Sunday School material for any purpose that brings honor to Jesus. Ask several others to give examples of ways the tongue can be used to curse the Lord and others. Copyright © 2007-2020 Ministry-to-Children. It is based on James three and will help children see that God is pleased when we speak in right ways. Tame that Tongue! This lesson was intended for a Sunday School classroom setting but could also be modified for a children’s church lesson about the tongue. God is Omnipotent (Judges 16) Lesson #24 in What is God Like? So let’s not let it come out of our mouths, either. 430 Oak St. Sellersburg, IN 47172, © 2020 Ministry-To-Children.com | Read our. Our tongues! Provide paper cut-out “tongues” for children to write on. 3)    As Christians our tongue can only bless God now. <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 792 612] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> God himself is our example on righteous speech. Let’s look at Scripture to see what God says about our speech and how to best use it for His glory. Lesson focus: Our words are powerful, and we need to use them wisely for telling the truth and … 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. 1)    The tongue can be tamed. You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. This is rather impossible, isn’t it? What James is saying here is that we can’t be acting like we love and worship God, and turn around and badmouth our peers. More specifically, the way we communicate has power. Lesson focus: Our words are powerful, and we need to use them wisely for telling the truth and lifting others up, rather than bringing them down. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. Target Age Group: Age 7 – 12 (U.S. 1st – 6th Grade) You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. God himself is our example on righteous speech. That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. Be sure to pull them aside separately to speak with them and determine their understanding and desire for salvation. Help the children elaborate on ways they can use the things they say to encourage others and be examples to those around them that do not know Jesus as their Savior. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. &ɟ�G��(ʫ�ԇ�^d,��' �=t�Q�Y���)��c�V We will discuss the importance of the “Thumper principle” (if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!). Those who want good fruit in their lives must endeavor to speak only good words of life and blessing. Key Verse: All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,  but no human being can tame the tongue. Ask for wisdom in speech as we use kind and positive words to uplift one another.