Tag Archive: gossip

Gossip

Object Lesson

I saw a similar object lesson to the toothpaste. The teacher gave the students a small pillow filled with feathers. The teacher tore it open and told him scatter the feathers. After he had done that, he then told him to go and pick up all the feathers and not come back until he had them all. Of course that was impossible. Gossip is like scattering the feathers, hurtful words…
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Death of a Testimony

Object Lesson

Students will see the outline of the body and be told their testimony has died. It is then up to them to search and discover the “clues” as to what caused the death of their testimony. Clues such as gossiping, lying, drinking, etc are placed around the room. Example: We wrote things about a fictitious youth on a crumbled up piece of paper for the gossiping clue.

Taking back hurtful words

Object Lesson

This is useful with a lesson about how unkind words can hurt others and how hard they are to take back once they have been said and the damage has been done. Have them sqeeze the toothpaste out on the paper plate to symbolize hurtful words that we use against someone, i.e., you little brat, fatso, freckle face, stupid, etc. Then have them attempt to put the toothpaste back into…
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GOSSIP

Object Lesson

Many years ago, I did this object lesson for our YW. I put a purse in the room that the girls knew belonged to one of the YW. This “designated” YW left the room. After she left, I opened it up and asked them who wanted what. If the girls didn’t speak up for it, I would just give it out. “Here, you can have this gum.” “Do you want…
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You watch what goes in your mouth so watch what comes out!

Object Lesson

Relevant texts: Matthew 15:11, James 3:1-10, Colossians 3:8 Earlier today I went into the garden to see what I could find. I collected a few things here in this margarine tub Show the tub without revealing the contents. Pull out the items from the tub one by one, saying a few words about each to make sure evrybody knows what it is, and then puting it back in the tub….
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Hatred has no place in the Gospel

Object Lesson

Invite the students to deface the picture of the disliked person. (throw darts, cut with a knife, punch nails into, scribble on with marker, etc.) After the students are finished remove the top picture to reveal the defaced picture of Christ or a reflective, mirrored surface (when we treat others unkindly, we destroy ourselves). Scriptures to discuss: Matthew 25:40: “…Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it…
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Once it’s out, you can’t put it back

Object Lesson

Demonstrate how easy it is to squeeze out the contents from the can, then pick a volunteer and ask them to try to put the cheese back into the can. Of course it is impossible. Angry, sarcastic words, derogatory names, or mean comments are very easy to say. But it is difficult and maybe impossible to fix the damage done by idle or angry words. You could use any other…
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Would you say it if I were there?

Object Lesson

Place an empty chair in the middle of the room and then discuss how one good way to avoid gossiping is to imagine the person who you are talking about is sitting in that chair. Are you telling the truth? Is it kind? Is it necessary to tell? Do you have that person’s permission to tell this story or news? Would you really say these things if the person were…
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