Because I value others
as those whom Christ created and redeemed, I choose to treat them as I
would like to be treated.
To Treat People
God speaks to me in many
ways. He is careful with my feelings and needs. He listens attentively
I choose to communicate carefully
Communication related virtues: contacts, converses,
expression, exchange of ideas, thoughts, feelings.
Communication means: to make contact, to give a message,
to touch, and to exchange ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Fill My Cup Lord, AYS, 32
He Lives, AYS, 53
He Keeps me Singing, AYS, 56
In the Garden
Student Life Applications
Because God has placed me in a family, in a church,
in a community, in a school which means I have people who I must respect
and associate with, which requires that I communicate with them, I will:
Let my parents know when I will be late or going somewhere.
Tell others what my ideas are, because everyone has valuable things to
Speak up when I am part of a group or committee working on a project.
Stay in touch with friends through the phone, email, and time talking
together without neglecting other responsibilities.
Know when God wants me to keep silent and when I should speak up.
Know what things to talk about and what things are better unsaid.
Learn to speak in front of others in such places as school, Sabbath School
class, AYA, Pathfinders, etc.
Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be
always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to
Matthew 5:37 Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and
your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from
the evil one.
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,
but only what is helpful for building
others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not
“'Let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: This refers to
common conversation. Some exaggerate in their
language.” 1T 201
“Your words are not always chaste, pure, and elevated. "Let
no corrupt communication proceed out of your
mouth."” 2T 302
“The communication of life, strength, and fruitfulness from the
trunk to the branches is unobstructed and constant.”
“The communication between God and the soul must be kept open, that
the workers may recognize the voice of
their Captain. HS.282. 4 (1886)
“The ability to speak plainly and clearly, in full, round tones,
is invaluable in any line of work.” 6T 380
Growing Kids God's Way, Chapter 4, by Gary & Anne Marie
Ezzo, Micah 6:8, 1993
"The Angel of the Books", Volume Three, Uncle Arthur's Bedtime
Stories by Arthur Maxwell
"Something to Talk About", Book Five, The Children's Hour
by Arthur Maxwell
"Pajama Roller Skating", Book Five, Great Stories for Kids
by Jerry Thomas
"The Man with the Biting Tongue", "Leaning to Swim",
"Gossipitis", "The Body's Communication System", "Who
Got the Parrot?", "Wood Swearing", Treasury of Devotional
Aids for Home and School
1. Never Tell a Lie: In this game, kids
will tell one thing that they have really done and one thing that they've
never really done. After each tells the two things, have the others vote
on which is true and which is false. Afterwards discuss how difficult
it is to tell when people are being truthful. Read Numbers 23:19 and say:
The good thing about God is that we never have to guess if He is being
truthful or not.
2. Creation Scramble: Before class, write the names
or tape pictures of things in God's creation on 3X5 cards. (e.g. river,
zebra, etc.) Attach to the student's back the card and each student's
job is to guess what is on his back by asking questions that can be answered
only by "yes" or "no."
3. Royalty Says: Sit in a circle. Play music and
have the kids pass the scepter around the circle until the music stops.
Whoever is holding the scepter when the music stops becomes king or queen
for that round. As in Simon says, the king and queen gives a command...such
as "stand on one foot" or "cluck like a chicken",
etc...the rest of the group must follow. Continue the game until everyone
has had a chance to be king or queen. Discuss the power of words.
to the Curriculum
Biology: Many animals live in the jungle and communicate. Jesus wanted
Jews to communicate gospel to Gentiles.
English: Letter writing is custom for St. Paul and for us.
Social Studies: In the study of the dispersion of man, remember the Tower
Growing Kids God's Way, by Gary & Anne Marie Ezzo, Micah 6:8, 1993 Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories by Arthur S. Maxwell, R&H, 1964 The Children's Hour by Arthur S. Maxwell, R&H, 1945 Great Stories for Kids by Jerry D. Thomas, PPPA, 1999 Treaury of Devotional Aids for Home and School, Department of Education
of General Conference of SDA. 1951
Tell or write two ways that show that God is communicative.
Tell or write about a time when you saw someone communicating.
Tell or write about when you communicated like God would do.
Tell or write about when you saw the hurt and unhappiness when someone
was not communicating
How do you think God feels when He sees people who are communicative?
How do you feel when you communicate?
What makes you want to be communicative
What is the opposite of communication? Who makes us act that way?
Finish the sentence: We can be communicative when we..........
Why does God care if I am communicative?
What difference does it make whether I am communicative or not?
What effect would it have on my future if I did not choose to be communicative?
How would people treat me differently if I did or didn’t choose
to be communicative?
How would I feel about myself if I did or did not choose to be communicative?
Give some reasons why you think it is best to be communicative. Why would
someone do differently?
What makes choosing to be communicative better than the opposite?
List some ways that a person might be communicative without anyone noticing?
List 3 situations where a person could be communicative in his work, home,
or at the shopping mall.
Is it possible for a person to get better at being communicative? Explain.
Can you think of someone who seems good at being communicative? What makes
them better at it?
How could you learn to be better at being communicative?
How often do you communicate? Think of the last three times and tell me.
Do you like to join in when people are being communicative? How have you
What is the alternative to communication and what do you see as the results
of that choice?
Would you recognize it if someone was not fully communicative? How?
Would you keep quiet if someone paid you a lot of money not to be communicative?
Are you proud to be communicative and willing to tell others how you feel?
If someone in a group spoke out against communication would you speak
up to give the other side?
Can you say that being communicative has become a habit? How often are
you that way?
What effect do you think comunnication will have on your future life?
Do you see your family practicing communication with others? How about
your church, city, or nation?
What do you think should be done to promote communication in your family,
friends, church, city, nation?
Does it make much difference if they are communicative or not?