Small steps in faith

Saturday, November 08, 2008

More than Just Words

These are my notes from Rob's sermon tonight

Proverbs 18:21


that complain..always putting someone down
that cut..demolish
that gossip...use the voice to trash other people sometimes in the guise of prayer request
that lie..untrue..even to ourselves
that shock..abrasive
that embellish..
words that murmur...constant complaining..spreads
words that get out of the person what you want

Words create and shape realities

James 3:6
God created through words.
If you have a bad experience ..don't "spread report"

Words set the course for your life
Tongues can be wicks for Hell

Words are judgeable
We will have to give account for every careless word

Words distinguish between redeemed and hellbound individuals

Words reveal who we really are

Theologically the mouth is connected to the heart.
Words can reflect who we are but they can also hide who we really are

How can we use better words?

Remember you are an ambassador of work,at home. You are always "on"

Purify the origin of your words on a continual basis
What is the origin of words? Your heart
Anything used for our agenda is unwholesome talk...what is your motive?

It's easy to get jaded on a daily basis..we need to decompress and go to God

Ponder what you say before you say quick to listen and slow to speak

Place a filter of service over your mouth Ephesians 4:29

Consider the person
Consider the problem
Consider the process

Can you go 24 hours without being discouraging about or to someone else? If not, you don't have control over your mouth

WORDS MATTER!!!!!!!!!!


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