2024-04-14: Surrender — Surrender Your Speech

Sermon Audio: Surrender Your Speech
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: James 3:3-6, Ephesians 4:29
Duration: 24:25
Size: 16.7 MB

Surrender Your Speech
James 3:3-6, Ephesians 4:29

And then for the next ten verses, James spells out the danger of an uncontrolled tongue and gives us three very vivid metaphors for the tongue.

Not the ship, not the rudder, not even the strong winds determine the course, the pilot does.

In the same way, never underestimate the long-term effect of your words on somebody’s life.

So, what does it look like when we’ve surrendered our speech to God?

You understand that who you are as a believer will be judged by the words you speak, and who you are as a person will be judged by the words you speak.

People’s perceptions of you, are often based on the words you use.

Let’s make a conscious effort to be positive in our comments to one another. To speak up more in praise and encouragement.

When you speak the truth, do you do it in love? And I don’t just mean your intentions, I mean your words and your tone when you speak those words.

Today your speech has to include what you write and what you post online.