Learn What the Bible Says About Being Under Control
Don’t Bite It!
This discussion is designed to help students understand what it means to have self-control.
- Several packages of gum (Juicy Fruit works the best)
Hand out gum to several students in your group. Tell them not to open the gum until they understand the rules. Tell them to put the gum in their mouth but only rest it on their tongue. They are not allowed to bite it for the rest of your discussion.
"Your mouth is going to begin to water and it will probably get harder to resist just taking one little bite."
You will find that it is harder for some students to do this than others.
There are a ton of verses that talk about the tongue and self-control.
By Andy Matzke