"The Words we Speak"

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Key Verse:
Ephesians 4:29 CSB
No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.
Ephrsians 4:29
Ephesians 4:30–31 CSB
And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit. You were sealed by him for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice.
Ephesians 2:30-31
So tonight I want to use some more common objects and talk about how they point to matters of a Christ flower’s life. Tonight I specifically ant to talk to you about the words that we speak.
So tonight I want to use some more common objects and talk about how they point to matters of a Christ flower’s life. Tonight I specifically ant to talk to you about the words that we speak.
Does anyone have an idea about how many words an average person speaks each day?
Answer: Previous research by Louann Brizendine at the University of California found that women speak an average of 20,000 words daily compared to only 7,000 words for men. This means that on average, women talk nearly three times as much as men. Feb 22, 2013
Think about that - either way that’s a lot of words.
How many positive words does it take to overcome a negative comment?
Answer: , 2013 - The average ratio for the highest-performing teams was 5.6 (that is, nearly six positive comments for every negative one). The medium-performance teams averaged 1.9 (almost twice as many positive comments than negative ones.)
Now think about hat for a moment.
Now think about that for a moment. We use a lot of words and these words have an impact on others.
Object Lesson:
Trash can (dirtier the better)
a mirror
a gift-wrapped box
“Hold up the trash can, then the mirror, and finally the gift-wrapped box. As you hold each item, ask the group, “How does this item represent the words that we speak?”Give the students some time so that they can respond to each question.”

4:29–30. Believers are not to speak unwholesome (sapros, “rotten”) words (cf. 5:4), but helpful (agathos, “good, beneficial”; cf. 4:28) words for the purpose of edification. Good words benefit (lit., “give grace” or enablement to) the hearers. One’s words are to be true and pure and also are to contribute to benefiting others. Besides one’s conscience, the Holy Spirit also helps guard a believer’s speech. The fact that the Holy Spirit may be grieved points to His personality. His seal of a believer remains until the day of redemption, the time that a believer receives his new body (cf. 1:14; Phil. 3:20–21).

The trashcan: Sometimes our works are filthy, just like this filthy trashcan. No one wants to be around us. Sometimes the words we speak are as useless as garbage in building others up.
The mirror: Our words reflect what’s in our hearts - whether good or bad. Our words can reflect what God thinks about a person. Our words can show someone what is inside of them, even if they don’t see it. Our words reflect the level of our relationship with God.
The mirror: Our words reflect what’s in our hearts - whether good or bad. Our words can reflect what God thinks about a person. Our words can show someone what is inside of them, even if they don’t see it. Our words reflect the level of our relationship with God.
The gift: Our words can be a gift of encouragement in the lives of others. Just as people treasure certain gifts, our words can be treasures in people’s hearts- things they will hold on to when they are discouraged and lonely. Our words can bring a smile to someone’s day. Our words of encouragement are a gift of God to others.
God to others.
Supporting Scriptures:
Proverbs
Proverbs 18:21 CSB
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Matthew 12:34–37 CSB
Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. A good person produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil person produces evil things from his storeroom of evil. I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 12:34-37
Matthew 15:
Matthew 15:10–11 CSB
Summoning the crowd, he told them, “Listen and understand: It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth—this defiles a person.”
atthew 15:18M
Matthew 15:18 CSB
But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this defiles a person.
Ephesians 5:4 CSB
Obscene and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks.
Luke 6L
Luke 6:43–45 CSB
“A good tree doesn’t produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn’t produce good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs aren’t gathered from thornbushes, or grapes picked from a bramble bush. A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.
Colossians 3:8 CSB
But now, put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.
Hebrews 3:12–13 CSB
Watch out, brothers and sisters, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.
Hebrews 10:24–25 CSB
And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.
James 1:19–21 CSB
My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
ames 1:26
James 1:26 CSB
If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, his religion is useless and he deceives himself.
James 3:1–12 CSB
Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we will receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is mature, able also to control the whole body. Now if we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we direct their whole bodies. And consider ships: Though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how a small fire sets ablaze a large forest. And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among our members. It stains the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. Every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and fish is tamed and has been tamed by humankind, but no one can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in God’s likeness. Blessing and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers and sisters, these things should not be this way. Does a spring pour out sweet and bitter water from the same opening? Can a fig tree produce olives, my brothers and sisters, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a saltwater spring yield fresh water.
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