Summary: All our words carry weight and influence.
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.
Now, would you please put the shaving cream back into the can? You can’t?
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 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. Let’s pray together and thank God the power to use our words for good!
This Children’s Sermon is provided by Dr. Kenneth Pell
Potsdam Church of the Nazarene
Potsdam, New York