The 3 best tips for being a teen amongst teens.
(Open in Prayer)
How many of you have fights at home?
How about fights at school?
How about fights at youth group?
What causes them?
Let me mention a little bit about Proverbs.
Do any of you know what a proverb is?
(a wise saying)
If you find that a lot of the bible is super confusing, Proverbs is a really good book to read. It’s simple straightforward advice.
I wanted to share with you these 3 verses which are the answer to 90% of those fights.
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 26:20 Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.
James 1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
(ask for volunteer, we are going to do an experiment where we have them squish out a whole tube of toothpaste, then try to put it back in the tube to symbolize how you can’t take words back after you speak them.)
What did you guys think about that challenge?
We have to be careful with our words because it’s an awful lot messier trying to take them back.
(Close in Prayer)