The tongue is only a small part of our body, yet it is written in the Bible that it can set the very wheels of life on fire. We can do a lot of damage with our words by backbiting, for example.
It can be very tempting to backbite, almost as if you feel better about yourself by speaking badly about others. But only the devil would make us believe that. The truth is that backbiting only leads to grief and turmoil.
You can even deceive yourself, so that you yourself believe that the mean words you say are completely deserved. Then hatred and evil develop, just as it happened with Joseph’s brothers.
But Jesus will give us help and strength to stop doing it altogether, if we choose to take up the fight against backbiting. To take a stand against backbiting requires a personal decision. . It is something I decide to do, because I want to serve Jesus. God can bless this kind of attitude. And then you can have it so good yourself, and can do good for those around you. When your heart is good and pure, good words come out of us: grateful words that lift those around me, encouraging words for those who need them, and comfort and edification.
Tools for Tweens
Intro packets are a new concept for Bible Kids. It’s geared towards tweens between 11-12 years old and will give mentors tools to convey Christian content to them.
This target group is very precious but it can be difficult to start a meaningful conversation with them. We believe that the building blocks in this package can be a big help, and that the activity especially can give the tweens the opportunity to take a fresh look at a topic they may have heard about before but not fully understood.
An Intro-packet will always contain:
A studio broadcast concerning the topic
Main points from the broadcast trimmed into short clips, which can be used as building blocks
How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
“…laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking”
1 Peter 2:1
For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
1 Peter 3:10