Passage: Proverbs 10:18-21, Proverbs 10:31-32, Proverbs 12:13-14, Proverbs 12:17-18, Proverbs 15:1-4, Proverbs 18:21
Memory Verse for the Week: Proverbs 15:3-4 (ESV)
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Intro: What words are burned in your heart?
WHY DO WORDS HAVE SUCH POWER?
Why do words have such power?
PRIDE, LIES & CRUELTY
How does our quest to replace God distort how we view and use words?
GOD’S WORD MADE FLESH & THE END OF MY WORDS
As God’s Word made flesh, how does Jesus have, and how is He, the Final Word?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US …
1. Worship the LORD who speaks! Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for the gift of His commands (revealing His good design), His promises in the face of evil, and that His counsel is always wise and good.
2. How have you lived wielding your words carelessly, or exalting the importance of your words while ignoring God or the words of others? Confess your arrogance and unbelief to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and help you humble yourself.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for His work and His words! Thank Him that He not only offers forgiveness for how you’ve defied the Father’s word but that He also offers you His righteousness to cover all your failures and sin.
4. Who do you know that has a harsh tongue? Pray for them, asking the Lord to help them to see their spiritual danger, and that He would give them opportunities to learn to be defined by Jesus and His Word.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you stop your mouth before His holiness! Pray for help in growing more loving and faithful in your words, and to trust that you are blessed if you trust in the LORD.
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.