Sermon on Tongue: The Power of Our Words

 Taming the Tongue: Harnessing the Power of Our Words

The power of our tongue and the impact our words have on others. The Bible contains numerous warnings and instructions regarding our speech, reminding us of the weight our words carry in shaping our character and influencing those around us. Let us explore God's Word and understand the significance of guarding our tongues and using our words wisely.

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I. No Corrupt Word is to Proceed from Our Mouths (Ephesians 4:29)

The Apostle Paul urges us to let no corrupt word proceed from our mouths but only that which is good for edification and necessary for building others up. Our speech should be filled with words that bring life, encouragement, and blessing to those who hear them. Let us be mindful of the impact of our words and seek to speak with kindness and love.

II. Lie is Not Fitting for a Christian (Matthew 26:73-74)

In the moment of Jesus' greatest trial, Peter's speech betrayed his association with Christ. He denied knowing the Lord, and his language did not reflect the character of a disciple of Christ. This serves as a cautionary tale for us, reminding us that our words should align with our identity as followers of Christ.

III. A Slanderous Tongue Comes from an Evil Heart (Luke 6:45)

Our words are a reflection of what is in our hearts. A slanderous tongue reveals the presence of evil and bitterness within. Let us examine our hearts and seek the Lord's transformation, so our words may be filled with love, grace, and truth.

IV. A Slanderous Tongue is the Characteristic of the Hypocrite (Proverbs 11:9)

The book of Proverbs highlights that a hypocrite uses their tongue to destroy others. Their words are deceitful and divisive, revealing a lack of integrity and genuineness. As followers of Christ, we are called to be honest and true in our speech, speaking life and encouragement to those around us.

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V. A Slanderous Tongue is the Characteristic of the Devil (Revelation 12:10)

Revelation depicts the devil as an accuser, using his tongue to spread lies and deception. When we engage in slander or gossip, we mimic the devil's tactics. Instead, let us use our tongues to share the good news of Christ's love and redemption.

VI. We Will Be Judged by Our Words (Matthew 12:36-37)

Jesus warns that we will give an account for every idle word spoken. Our words have consequences, and they reveal the state of our hearts. Let us remember that our words are powerful, and we should strive to use them to honor God and bless others.

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Other people are always watching us and listening to us.  We therefore must always be mindful of our example. It will cause others to want to become Christians themselves, or it will drive them away.

To see good days one must keep their tongue in check.  Keep our tongue from telling lies. Tongue can create a web of lies hard to untangle.

1. Paul’s instructions to Titus -Ti 2:6-8

2. Peter’s instructions -1Pe 3:10

The tongue is a powerful tool that can either build up or tear down. Let us be intentional in guarding our tongues and using our words wisely. As followers of Christ, our speech should be characterized by love, grace, and truth, reflecting the nature of our Savior.

May we seek the Lord's guidance to transform our hearts and minds, so our words align with His will. Let us be instruments of healing and encouragement, speaking words that bring life to those around us. Remember, the power of our tongue lies in the hands of the Holy Spirit, who can empower us to speak words that honor and glorify God.

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