Scripture: Genesis 1:1-5, John 1:1-5, Matthew 12:33-37 (NIV)
In Matthew 12, our Lord says that the words we use reveal who we are:
“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
He’s not saying as long as we say one prayer one time, whatever else we say for the rest of our lives doesn’t matter. He’s saying our words show us who we really are. Our words shape us.
How we talk matters–there is nothing more powerful, more spiritual or more important than how we talk to one another.
Words make worlds.
I hope you’ll join me as we start our new #realtalk worship series. Because the way we talk matters, because even more than our actions, our talking forms our community.
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