Captain Obvious: Tame the Tongue and Change the World

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SPEAKER

Steve Ellisen

SCRIPTURE

Ephesians 4:29

BIG IDEA

Words have meaning and real impact in our lives.

OUTLINE

Paul shares a positive vision of the tongue

no unwholesome talk, good for edification, may give grace

 

The tongue is like a small rudder

The tongue is like a fire

Who can tame the tongue? It is a restless evil

From the same mouth come blessings and cursing

Can fresh water come from the same source as bitter water

Can a fig tree produce olives, can a vine produce figs, can salt water produce fresh

 

Ephesians 1-3 is our spiritual Resume

Every spiritual blessing 1:3

Made us alive 2:5

Seated us with Him 2:6

We are His workmanship 2:10

 

Lay aside and put on

Be filled with the Spirit

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Do you have a family member difficult to love (or should it be, which one?)? Explain.
  2. Are you one who tends to be politically correct with your words or say what is on your mind? Are you content with this status? Why?
  3. Would someone new to GCF observe that we build each other up with our words? How about our community? Our culture at large?
  4. Describe one current situation where you absolutely need God’s power to control your tongue or be graceful with your words. Spend a moment praying for each other.

NEXT STEP

  • How can your relationship with God influence one difficult relationship you have right now?