Series: What Are You Saying? The Power of Words in the Kingdom of God.
Series Question: How can the words from my mouth and the words in my head be shaped and used for God’s redemptive purposes? (Psalm 19:14 paraphrased)
Series Statement: Apart from the Blood of Jesus shed on the cross, and the Spirit of God who indwells followers of Christ…
There is no more powerful tool to create change in this world and in your life than words.
Why Our Words Have Such Power: Genesis 1-3
Taking Control of Our Words: James & Ephesians
I. Learning to Listen
II. Learning to Speak
Speaking for the King June 17, 2018 Overview of Ephesians 4-6
III. Learning to Watch
SPEAKING FOR THE KING*
June 17, 2018
I. WORDS: KINGS AND KINGDOMS.
A. The War of words is really a war of SOVEREIGNTY.
Whoever or whatever rules your heart will control your tongue. *
Ephesians 1:21-22 Ephesians 4:9-10
B. The struggle for sovereignty takes place primarily in the SPIRITUAL REALM.
The weapon of choice is Words: Truth and Lies.
Ephesians 6: 10-20
C. Words are the connection between SPIRITUAL REALITY and PHYSICAL REALITY.
The most effective tool we have for practical change is words of truth.
II. WHEN GOD IS KING, OUR WORDS WILL BE USED TO…
A. Advance His AGENDA Ephesians 4:13, 15; 5:27
Transforming, not Controlling.
B. Demonstrate His METHOD Ephesians 5:21
Submitting, not Competing
C. Imitate His AUTHORITY Ephesians 5:1
Empowering, not Abusing
D. Pour out His BLESSING Ephesians 5:26
Restoring, not Discarding
*Some titles come from the book, “War of Words” by Paul David Tripp