This Week in Motion :: God gives you the power to have self-control.

God gives you the power to have self-control. ● James 3:1-6

As a family, discuss a few questions together after your child watches this week’s Motion episode.

Question #1: What comes to mind when you think about self-control? How good is your self-control when it comes to the things you say?

Question #2: Read James 3:4-5. Our tongue is a small part of our body, but it can do a lot of good, or, if we’re not careful, a lot of bad. Why is it sometimes hard to control the words we say?

Question #3: What are some ways we can help each other have self-control? Do you think we need help from each other?

Question #4: How can you show self-control the next time you’re upset, angry, sad, or even just tired?

Read the Bible — by yourself and with others. Try different translations. Set aside a special, quiet time to dive in.
Ask questions to help you understand — who’s the author, who are they writing to, and how does this part of the Bible point you toward Jesus?
Yak — share about what you’re learning and what God is showing you, especially with friends who don’t have a relationship with Jesus or want to learn more about Him.

This week:

Read: Proverbs 25:28 — Write down what the verse means to you!

Ask: Why is it important to have self-control?

Yak: Tell someone what you read. How do they control their words when they’re upset?