Light of the World 2: Speak Good Words

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on February 17, 2013
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Notes:

Matthew 5:13-16 Your presence represents a godly influence. The place you are at home, school, work, or church is better for your having been there. Some people’s presence adds nothing good or bad. Some bring darkness and evil, but you bring goodness and light. When you are here, we are better.

What we speak:
• Affects our own confidence and faith
• Sways how others think and believe about us
• May influence how others think and believe about themselves
• Can shape how others view God

It Affects Our Own Confidence and Faith

(Romans 10:9 & 10; Hebrews 4:13; 10:23); 1John 1:7; Ac 19:18 Our confession has powerful sway on our faith. What we confess affirms what we believe. At times, it seals our conviction and faith.

The devil cannot read our minds, but he can read our actions and hear our words.

Proverbs 12:15; 19:20 We all need to confess the negatives we battle with and receive godly counsel. We do not need to tell everyone in our life the negatives because it confirms or establishes it and weighs us down.

Philippians 2:13 & 14 - When I say aloud what the Word says about me, I confirm in my own heart this truth. “I am a son of God.” “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” “I am more than a conqueror through him that loved us.” “If God be for us, who can be against us?”

Sways How Others Think and Believe About Us

Pr 17:7, 27, 28

(Ephesians 5:4) Watch your mouth.

May Influence How Others Think and Believe About Themselves

Ephesians 4:29 Stinky speaking power in words

Proverbs 10:12; 11:9; 16:27 & 28:17:9 Love covers over with silence

(1Peter4:8)

James 3:1- 13; Romans 3:13 and 14

Can Shape How Others View God

Matthew 5:13-16 With our words, we can help people rightly understand God.

For Future Consideration:

Proverbs 4:24; 6:1 & 2; 8:13; 10:11, 14, 19, 20, 21, 31, 32; 11:11; 12:13, 14, 18; 13:2, 3; 14:3, 23; 15:1, 2, 4, 7, 23, 26, 28; 16:1, 13, 21, 24, 27; 17:7, 20, 27, 28; 18:6, 7, 20, 21; 19:1; 21:9, 23; 26:22, 23, 28; 29:11 & 20



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