The Middle Years Ministry

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Pivotal and Important 5th-9th Grade Years. The “Middle Years” are not children’s ministry, not high school ministry, and are more than just Middle School/Jr. High. It is a unique and specialized ministry, where the final lifelong faith decision are made.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lesson: "Angry Words" (*Angry Birds Theme)

* Key Passage: Matt. 5:21-22

Introduction: (something like) "Just like the game of "Angry Birds" our words can become thing that in our anger we launch that break down and destroy..."

Read & Explain: Matt. 5:21-22

1. Angry Words...Send a Message
Video Illustration: "4 Year Olds Arguing" (youtube)
Verse: Prov. 15:1-2

2. Angry Words...Crush.
Video Illustration" Words Hurt"- anti-bullying commercial (youtube)
Verse. Prov. 16:27-28

3. Angry Words...Destroy.
Video Illustration: "Think Before You Speak: Cashiers" (youtube)
Verse: Prov. 12:6, 17-18

Closing Video: "Think Before You Say Something" (youtube)
     *alternative video or closing: Song "Words of My Mouth"- Warren Barfield.

Bonus Ideas:
-  Before or after your lesson play your own version of "Angry Birds Live". Check out "Stuff You Can Use" for Instructions.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the videos you chose. They will work perfectly with a sermon I am putting together for my group about "If You Can't Say Something Nice..." Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

  2. Glad you liked them and it couple help! Did you check out the "Loud and Clear" series. It has a bunch more stuff on communication and speech.