Monday, 4 February 2013

The power of the tongue

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Glory to God!

As part 2 of God's Word to us concerning "Will you run to win in 2013", Alexander Blair spoke to us about "What will you say in 2013" a couple of Sundays ago. Addressing the way we use our tongue, the Lord showed us the power of words to bring life or to bring destruction (Prov. 18:20,21; Mark 11:23; Rom. 10:8-10; James 3:2). We also learned that the tongue has the power:
  • to reveal one's level of maturity. James 3:2
  • to control one's life. James 3:3-5 
  • to build or destroy. James 3:5
  • to defile. James 3:6; Matt. 15:11,18
  • to run out of control. James 3:7,8
  • to contradict itself. James 3:9-12; 1:6-8
  • to reveal genuine religion. James 1:26
Having learned about the power of the tongue, the Lord then showed us how to properly use our tongue by:
  • making a commitment to speak life wherever we go. Eph. 4:29,31
  • dominating our territory with aggressive faith. Mark 11:23
  • influencing the conversation of those around us.
  • releasing God's blessing into the world.
"It is written: 'I believed therefore I have spoken.' 
With that same spirit of faith we also 
believe and therefore speak." 2 Cor. 4:13

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