|For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of
God- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.|
|Killing Me Softly |
|You are listening to the sermon from 08/27/17 |
Faith Wesleyan Church in Rockford IL.
Synopsis: Words actually do hurt. Scientists performed a test where brains of
volunteers were scanned during verbal abuse. The tests revealed, inside the human
brain, words can hurt in the same way that breaking a leg can. The same parts of the
brain are activated by mean words as a physical wound! No wonder Jesus said those
who use vicious words toward others were worthy of judgment. We must execute the
murderer in us. We need to deal a death blow to the attitudes of murder. Everyone has
good points. We should seek them out and dwell on them, especially in today’s climate.
The names and labels we are using on people we disagree with is exactly what Jesus was
talking about. The names and labels we are using are meant to be malicious, in many
cases. Jesus says, Don’t do it. Contemplate what words we label others with.
Contemplate the attitudes of hatred, jealousy and anger that we allow to live in our
hearts. Find a way, before Christ to release them.
If you have any questions on this sermon please contact Pastor Jaci by email
the church office at (815) 399-8405.