Oct. 11, 2020
40 Days Of Love
Loving With Words
“Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” [Jesus] said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
2. Loving With Our Words…
“All of us often make mistakes. But if a person never makes a mistake in what he says, he is perfect.”
a. Our mouths…
i. ____________ where we go.
ii. can ____________ what we have.
iii. ____________ who we really are.
“Words flow out of what fills the heart.”
“Your souls aren’t harmed by what you eat, but by what you think and say!”
b. Love people…
i. with ____________ words.
“…speaking the truth in love...”
“An open rebuke is better than hidden love!”
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
1 Corinthians 13:6
ii. with ____________ words.
“In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”
“A gossip separates close friends.”
“Watch your words and hold your tongue; you'll save yourself a lot of grief.”
iii. with ____________ words.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs…”
3. Homework: This Week I Will Choose…
____________ Words: Transform Worry To Joy
“Worry can rob you of happiness, but kind words will cheer you up.”
____________ Words: Break Through Anger
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
____________ Words: Encourage Learning
“Pleasant words promote instruction.”
____________ Words: Make Us Feel Loved
“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.”
____________ Words: Heal Broken Hearts
“Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal.”