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Theme: Tongue / words

Tongue / words in the Bible: Creative activities for your children's ministry

The power of words is a significant theme in the Bible, and one that is important for children to understand. The Bible teaches that words have the ability to build up or tear down, to heal or to hurt, and that they should be used wisely and with care. For example, in the book of Proverbs, wisdom is described as the ability to speak words that bring life and encouragement to others. On the other hand, the book of James warns against the use of destructive words, such as gossip or insults.

Children's workers can help kids understand the power of words by teaching them about the impact that their words can have on others and how to use them to build up and encourage those around them. They can emphasize the importance of speaking truthfully and kindly, and avoiding negative or hurtful speech.

On this page you will find creative ideas, resources and activities relating to the power of words and the tongue which you can use in your children’s work, children’s church, Sunday school, or Christian primary school.