Life and Death
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It’s easy to forget that your words are powerful, until a moment comes that wakes you suddenly to that reality. Your daughter begins to cry because you didn’t filter your harsh reply to her question. Your friend walks out mid conversation because you were reckless with your comments. Your spouse whispers defeat in an argument that you no longer care about winning because you now see the wound you have created. It’s long since been proven that sticks and stones are not the only things that leave people broken.
Sometimes you remember your words matter because a friend smiles deeply at the encouraging compliment you gave them, promising to never forget the words you spoke. Or you find a little note stuck in your son’s wallet because it meant more to him than you realized it ever would. Your words have the power of life and death, and it’s best to realize that now then in your next conversation. Speak life.
Key Text: Proverbs 18:21
Out of the Overflow
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Your words tell a lot about the state of your heart at any given moment. If you have unresolved bitterness and anger, you can guarantee it’s coming out of your mouth. If you have gratitude in your heart, you can likewise be sure that your words will reflect it. Are you always trying to steer the conversation to be about yourself? That’s selfishness in your heart and it needs to be dealt with.
What are your words telling you right now about your heart? What needs to be uprooted from deep down?
If the words are the fruit, the heart is the root. Taming the tongue is only part of the equation.
In this lesson, we will explore how to notice what your words are revealing, and then how to work on your heart to change your words.
Key Text: Luke 6:43-45
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In scripture, God has given us the words we need to lead others to salvation, build others up, equip them, and teach them. The problem is we are not regularly speaking the very Word of God. For some of us, we simply aren’t reading the Word enough for it to have an impact on our words. For others, we don’t know how to bring it up, or use the words of scripture in everyday life.
In this lesson we will explore how to use scripture at home, among friends, and even at work so you can speak life into others.
Key Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17
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God has entrusted you with the power to build up or tear down, encourage or devastate, create life, or bring death. All this power flows from the hole in your face we call a mouth. Every day over 7,000 words enter God’s universe from your mouth and every single one of them leaves a mark. From the “hello” you said quickly to the cashier, to the heartfelt compliment you gave your best friend, to the angry stream of words you regret saying to your spouse… every word matters. Join us for this series and learn how to speak life wherever your mouth may go.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21