As we wrap up this series I want us to explore one of the greatest stories of the Bible from a 10,000 foot view. It's Joseph's story in Genesis. We'll see some application for us about our words and their power! What Joseph couldn’t have known, was that God’s plan for the ages was hanging by a thread of his words in this moment of reunion with his brothers. He had every right to 'lower the boom' with his words, but instead he rescued and raised up a legacy of love with them. If our words are stones, we can choose to THROW them or USE them to pave a path forward. Let's choose to speak words that make souls stronger.
what will you do? Genesis 37-50 & Romans 12:17-21
November 10, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
ditch the grumbling & complaining Philippians 2:14-16 & 4:8 • November 3, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
Over 160+ million complaints were filed with the BBB in 2018 - it seems we live in a culture that cultivates complaint and in an age of outrage. But what if we as followers of Christ were to cultivate gratitude and limit our complaining, arguing and dissension? As we continue to look at how to maximize and leverage our words for God's good, we lean into how we're to exchange many ways our words can go negative and lean on the words of God's promises to help us. Let's learn to take our thoughts captive, shrink the complaint and grow the gratitude!
eliminating gossip / Philippians 4:8 & 2 Tim. 2:14-16 • October 27, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
Tonight we lean into some wisdom when it comes to conversations going sideways. Where we’re not talking TO a person, but we’re talking ABOUT that person. Some refer to it as gossip and we need to ZIP IT. Those with loose tongues cannot expect tight relationships. We are to be people that are building up others with our words, curating healthy relationships and fighting for them to keep from going sideways.
we're to use our words to build up (Ephesians 4:29) • October 20, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
We continue looking at our communication - we are to lean into a new purpose for our words, that the Apostle Paul suggests (see Ephesians 4:29). We are to see our words as 'building material' that we can use to build people up. Each conversation is a construction zone moment. We're to use our words to benefit those who listen; so they walk away better for having encountered us. Imagine the impact if we all used our words to BUILD UP and not to tear down.