Speaking Words of Life and Power

May 21, 2017 by: Nathanael Muller | Series: Discovering Our Spiritual Identity | Category: Sunday Scripture: Colossians 3:12–:17 Tags: Jesus, stumbling blocks, love, speech, kindness, words, prophecy, community

Nathanael Müller shares how one essential truth we learn in our relationship with God is the power of words. Our words enable us to reveal or hide ourselves, to build or break community, and to help or hurt our neighbour. We are called to halt all harmful speech and to employ our tongues in kingdom ministry by blessing and exhorting others.

Over the next week, we invite you to sit down with your small group, a friend, family member, or soul-mate, and discuss (or if you are alone, journal about) the following:  

  1. When have you experienced the positive value of words?
  2. What is the most important thing that Jesus teaches you about words?
  3. In what specific way do you need to halt harmful speech?
  4. How do you feel about learning to share words from God?

Try the following exercise:

Sit together or in a circle. Quietly reflect on one another’s lives, recalling especially what you have learned about each other’s struggles and needs. Write out a one-sentence blessing for each person. Take time to share aloud these blessings by saying them to the persons concerned.