Words, both online and spoken, play a crucial role in our witness. As Jesus' disciples we must let our changed hearts shape the way we communicate.
What comes out of your mouth?
October 9, 2022 • Jason McNutt
What does the world hear when it listens to you?
October 30, 2022 • Jason McNutt • John 1:14–17
Grace without truth leads to tolerance of sin. Truth without grace leads to legalism. In describing the incarnation, John tells us that Jesus was “full of grace and truth”. These traits dwelt in Him inseparably, not paradoxically. We are to be the same.
How should I speak to others?
October 23, 2022 • Jason McNutt • Ephesians 4:29–32, James 3:9–10, James 4:1–2
Our words bear witness to our inner character; our spiritual maturity, our thoughts, and our feelings. They have power to destroy or build up. Ultimately the motivation for our words should be to honor God.
What is in your heart?
October 16, 2022 • Jason McNutt • Matthew 12:33–37
A tree produces its own type of fruit. Jesus uses this metaphor show that our words, like fruit, tell us the state of our hearts, the tree. To tame the tongue our need is different than merely filtering our speech. We must depend on God’s grace to transform our hearts and make us the right type of fruit-bearer.