Sermon Notes 2015 08 23 PM

August 23, 2015 PM
Rev. Stephen Dervan - 17
#5 in series

HINDSIGHT:
MAKING OUR WORDS COUNT
Proverbs 4:3-5, 10, 20-27

"There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers." – Proverbs 6:16-19

1) Words __ our hearts.

Proverbs 25:15
Proverbs 18:21

"There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." – Proverbs 12:18

2) Words we listen to __ our hearts.

"The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body." – Proverbs 18:8

3) Words we speak __ our hearts.

PRACTICAL WISDOM FOR OUR WORDS:

1) Don't speak __.
"If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame."
– Proverbs 18:13

Proverbs 29:20

2) Don't speak __.
"A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating."
– Proverbs 18:6

Proverbs 29:11

3) Don't speak __.
Proverbs 12:22

4) Don't be __.
"For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases." – Proverbs 26:20

Proverbs 16:28

5) Don't __.
Proverbs 16:27

6) Don't be __ and __.
Proverbs 10:32

7) Don't __ and __.
"For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword." – Proverbs 5:3-4

WORDS SHOULD BE:

1) __
"Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips." – Proverbs 24:26

2) __
"A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
– Proverbs 15:1

3) __
"When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent." – Proverbs 10:19

4) __
"Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body." – Proverbs 16:24