January 28, 2024
Story Focus: We finish the month with something Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:29: “Don’t let any evil talk come out of your mouths. Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs.” (NIrV) Our words have the power to help or hurt others. We should use our words responsibly, because what we say and how we speak to others matters.
Bottom Line: Use your words wisely. Words are important, but even as adults, we tend to use them without thinking. We hope that as kids discover what Paul wrote in Ephesians, they’ll understand that the way they use their words can show others how much God loves them.
Key Question: Why do your words matter? Preteens are starting to be aware of the impact their actions have on their relationships—and the words they choose are a big part of that. We hope that kids will start to think about the importance of their words and how they can use them responsibly to help others.
Memory Verse: “Suppose you can be trusted with something very little. Then you can also be trusted with something very large.” Luke 16:10A, NIRV
Responsibility: Showing you can be trusted with what is expected of you.