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Children's Sermon: The Power of Words

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Sermon shared by Ken Pell

September 2008
Summary: All our words carry weight and influence.
Denomination: Nazarene
Audience: General kids
Childrenís Sermon
The Power of Words

Object: a can of cheap shaving cream.

Objective: To show the children that their idle words carry weight and influence.

Hi guys! It is sure good to see you today!

Can I ask one of you to help me with something? I want you to take this shaving cream and put a lot of it onto this plate.

Thank you.

Now, would you please put the shaving cream back into the can? You canít?

I know I asked you to do the impossible. There is no way you could get that back in is there? No. Me neither.

Did you know words are a lot like shaving cream?

Once words get out of our mouths we cannot take them back. That is why it is important that we are careful what we say to each other. Our words have the power to bless people or to hurt people. I still remember insults that were said to me when I was a kid. I also still remember some people who blessed me and said nice things to me with their words.

I know I have said things before that I regretted saying immediately after I said them. I had to ask the person I said them to for forgiveness. But, even though I asked for forgiveness, I still hurt them deeply and wish I had never said it.

The Bible says And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)

The words you speak are a gift from God! You can use them to bless people, praise God, and make our world a better place. I want to encourage you to do that today.


God bless you very much. Letís pray together and thank God the power to use our words for good!


This Childrenís Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell
Potsdam Church of the Nazarene
Potsdam, New York
www.potsdam-naz.org
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