Agree. stream Learning Activity #3 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Give children envelopes and have them decorate to look like faces, or at least mouths. Also, consider how just a little bit of salt can completely change the dynamic of a recipe or a dish. That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. Supply List: white/black board; writing tool; paper, matches, and cup of water. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. nicely! Present the opportunity to the children to personally accept Christ as their personal Savior by giving a simple presentation of the gospel to them. That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. (Js. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? �S��������9�4a�nZȱh���m�I(�m����/=?� s:2P ?��P:K���Y�����R� �2~H��[���?KΆ���l��g̫�x��a^��bL��3&=��]�T?�l�4�N�o�0�����,K.q���1�Qv�I��h�.Gz"hJ�8��z�7�3����r.��k5u���shv�l6Sd+�:�F�ً��N��Dw�G/�����-ާ[��W���н�N.��kiC���.�p�?�mhwKR6|�KE���T��`�pxh�&��7� �B�z�����3�����:�r�ǿp922Qa�oû����N�+���)�&��#��dr���2����K�W�Ϳ�?����jwb�y�U�P7��ѯ`��MǪJs�[�s�/�Ρ9f�� >��\�J�7 ������4`�0`~��2�0� ��0v�w#T�N�����\-�Q�'ZZ0d���F���� �wt�l0 8�-(SG��`�JyUXk���8mk'+�9-}�@�,}�,� m�A?��Ԃ��I(�VE��龊uS�5�mm��$� Connection with Life: Learning Activity #1 Challenge them to seek forgiveness from those they have said unkind things to that day. 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. God himself is our example on righteous speech. 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. 5) A fountain can give bitter and fresh water at the same time. Scripture: James 3:1-12 Help them come up with positive word or phrases for their own attitudes, or kind and encouraging things to say to others. 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. 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. Learning Goal: After this lesson, children will understand proper speech that honors the Lord and others. 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. Optional: Download our Book of James Bible coloring page. 3:4) It doesn’t take much to make a huge blaze. Learning Activity #2 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Explain that today we will be talking about the tongue, but not just how it tastes things. It is translated “power” only 12 times. Agree. Craft: Positive word possibilities. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. %���� We believe that children and parents benefit from a strong Christian education program in the church. Immediately following the reading of the passage call on some volunteers from each group to share what they discovered in the listening assignment and write their answers on the white/black board. 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. Agree/Disagree: Read the following statements and have the children take turns telling whether they agree or disagree with the statement. Target Time Frame: 30 minutes Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. 3:11) 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. Let’s look at Scripture to see what God says about our speech and how to best use it for His glory. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. The same is true of our words. It is based on James three and will help children see that God is pleased when we speak in right ways. Disagree. 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Well, has anyone ever ridden a horse? &ɟ�G��(ʫ�ԇ�^d,��' �=t�Q�Y���)��c�V Lesson focus: Our words are powerful, and we need to use them wisely for telling the truth and … Have you ever played “telephone”? The lesson will focus on how important our words are. See example: Close with prayer and thank God for loving us and forgiving our rash mouths. endobj Copyright © 2007-2020 Ministry-to-Children. For extra fun, through a fruit roll up or licorice “tongue” in. 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. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. 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. Every kids church ministry deserves the very best resources for teaching God’s Word, even when they don’t have the financial resources. -James 3:7-8, Target Audience: Pre-k through sixth grade (adaptable). Our tongues! 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). In this lesson, we will consider the power of words. Thank you. We don’t eat poop (hopefully). 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. 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