Life and death is in the power of the tongue

Get 2 girls and make a snide remark to each (explain we are just acting) and then ask them to take their seat.

1st thing I want to share with you today is........
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He says so in John 14:6.
Jesus says, I am the way, the truth and the life.

Jesus wants us to offer the way, the truth and the life to others. The way we speak to one another can be life-giving or life-taking. Itʼs like a fresh breath of air or punching someone in the stomach.

Proverbs 18:21 says - Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

What does that mean to you?

Think of the last conversation you had today before lunch. Or the last conversation you may have overheard before lunch.
Was it hurtful or healing? Was it positive or negative?
Did someone hurt you today with the way they spoke to you?
Did someone make you feel good with words today?

Comment on what I said to 2 girls.
You have a choice about whether your words bring life or death to people. You can be known for your kind words or for your painful words. Positive speech reflects a heart of love.

I want each of you to be my prayer partner this month and pray for me and for yourself that God will soften our hearts so that what we say brings His life to others.