Catching Fire

Just like a fire, our words can spread quickly, and cause more damage than we ever thought possible.

It seems there’s something in all of us that is fascinated by the power of fire. But along with that power comes a lot of responsibility. Depending on how it is used, fire has the power to make our lives better or to destroy everything we care about. But flames aren’t the only things with that kind of power. The Bible teaches that our words, our comments, and our conversations, can have a lot in common with fire. What if instead of using our words to destroy, we used them to build something amazing?

Message-  Out of Control

Date- August 21st, 2016

Key Verse(s)- James 3:5-6

Speaker-  Harold Wells

 

While the initial spark always seems small and weak, a careless mishap can catch fire and spread faster than we ever imagined.  In the New Testament, James, Jesus’ brother, teaches that our conversations work the same way. James gives us insight on how to take control of the words we speak and determine whether we use our speech to cause harm or to do good.

 

 

Message-  Sweeter than Honey

Date- August 28th, 2016

Key Verse(s)- Proverbs 16:24

Speaker-  Brandon Pendleton

 

When you look at the tiny boxes fireworks come in, it’s hard to imagine what they can become and how little a spark it takes to make them explode into something mind-blowing. Our words work that way too. As we take a closer look at a Proverb from King Solomon—a man known for his wisdom— we see that those positive words may be one of the most powerful tools we have—in the lives of others and in our own lives. Just as careless words have the power to destroy, words well spoken have the power to heal. 

 

 

Message-  Out of Control

Date- September 4th, 2016

Key Verse(s)- Ephesians 4:31-32, Ephesians 5:1

Speaker-  Tommy Clark

 

Words someone said (or didn’t say) to us have left us angry and bitter and our hearts are still a little charred. Sure, it’s important to be careful with the words you control, but what do you do when you’re the one who has been hurt? The Apostle Paul knew that part of having relationships with others is the possibility of getting burned. In his letter to the church as Ephesus, he reminds us that there is only one way to move past hurt and begin to really live

 

 

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