Wrong Jump

Lucille is acting very weird, and Liz is on this case to figure out why. Who is jumping to the wrong conclusion?

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“They were glad to hear the report and praised God. And they talked no more about going to war.”

Audio Icon   Joshua 22:33



In this episode, Liz jumps to the wrong conclusions. Jumping to conclusions is something we all do. Sometimes people do this when they need to size up a situation quickly to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. But other times people jump to conclusions about others that may not be true. Maybe you wanted to avoid getting involved with that person. Maybe you have decided whether or not you liked a person based on outward appearances. Too often you jump to conclusions because you don’t know the whole story. The Bible warns you to be quick to listen and slow to speak (James 1:19). That’s good advice. That way, you are less likely to jump to conclusions.

Want to dig deeper about being slow to speak? Read Proverbs 17:28, Ephesians 4:29 and Proverbs 15:1


Has anyone ever jumped to a conclusion about you? Have you jumped to a conclusion about a friend? Were you right? Were you wrong?

Play “Jumping to Conclusions” with your family. Have the players stand in a line, side by side. Have someone think of a real situation and reason. Ask them to say the situation (Jordan is crying) but not the reason (he fell and hurt his knee). Everyone should give a possible reason (his sister hit him, he didn’t get a candy, etc ...) and take a jump forward. Continue this way until you are out of logical conclusions or someone guesses the correct answer. Let each person take a turn. After, talk with your family about how you need more information before you make a conclusion because there are so many possible reasons!.

Pray now and ask God to help you be quick to listen and slow to speak so that you won’t jump to a wrong conclusion and you can be kind to all.

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