Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kindness Isn't Rocket Science

"Good morning. I'm grateful you're here today." Brad welcomed us warmly and stated today's theme regarding kindness. We want to be a community that brings life through the things we say.


Tuesday council meeting will be Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
September 13 is Rally Day, but we especially want to to celebrate a House Warming for the new church building.
Brooke shared that there is a survey on our church website. Go to, scroll down and fill out the survey. Our aim is to have use this information in the new church directory. We also want to help everyone to connect with church ministries and our community.
Brooke then changed personalities to thank us on behalf of all who went to the MUUUCE Kids event. (MUUUCE stands for Most Unbelievable Ultimate Urban Camping Experience.)
Embridge Energy is donating five houses to Habitat for Humanity. They will need to be moved but are good homes for five needy families, If you know of a family in need, contact Norm.

After a time of worship an offering was taken, and we spent time in prayer.

Kindness Isn't Rocket Science

How do we give words of life to each other?

Brad shared several examples of how words can make a difference.

What if this coming week each time we interact with someone we would ask God to speak through us. It's sometimes amazing what words will come out.

Proverbs 18:21 says, "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."

Everyday in a thousand small little ways we use words. And every word carries a little bit of life, or death.

I want to build a culture here where marriages can flourish. The words we use in our marriages create life. "I will never stop loving you."

The life of the church doesn't start with programs. It's about what comes out of our mouths. Rejoice with those who rejoice. Bear one another's burdens.

Our tongue has the power of life and death.

Proverbs 10:14 states, "The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin."

What you know about indicates what you care about. Whatever you care about, you're going to think about. Whatever you know about shows what you care about. How well do you know your spouse?

The reverse is also true. By getting to know more about someone will care more. When you learn about people, you care about them.

How we greet each other after being apart

Proverbs 12:18 says, "The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." It is important how we talk with one another.

Proverbs 15:4 states, "The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit."

Proverbs 18:2 has further advice, especially for married couples. "Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions."

Here's yet another: "Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones." (Proverbs 15:30)

Write down a quality that you find special about your spouse or good friend and then tell them about it. Practice saying thank you, too.

And never get tired of saying, "I love you."

The truth is, that's why we are on this planet.

Jesus said, "I must do the work of the one who sent me while it is day." In other ords, life is short. Now is the time to love, to act, to give. Your continuing debt to this world is to lvoe.

Don't end your life saying "I wish I had loved like I could have loved."

This week, ask God to speak through you.

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