Sunday Morning Worship, August 27, 2017 | Carl McCray, Pastor
What if? Why Not? – What if I took control of my words? (James 3)
I am so excited to be a part of the Burgin Baptist Church family! If you don’t have a faith family, I invite you to visit us at Burgin Baptist. Today, Herbie Lyons shared his personal testimony about following Jesus, and he shared this profound statement: “believe, trust, and have faith and He will bless!” The Burgin Baptist choir reminded us with the song, “Just a Little Talk with Jesus,” that Jesus answers prayers. “He will hear our faintest cry, He will answer by and by.” Pastor Carl McCray helped us explore the possibilities of “What if? Why Not? What If I took control of my words?” Watch the video and be blessed!
What if I control my words?
Words can hurt. They can destroy a relationship and make a bad situation worse. Remember Ephesians 4:29 NIV; “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,” Practice controlling your tongue. Don’t say everything you know, don’t say everything you think, and don’t say everything you hear.
Proverbs 17:27-28 NIV teaches:
27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.
By taking control of our words, we will:
- become a better person,
- build others up,
- and give glory to God!