Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
James wrote that “the tongue is a little member and boasts great things” (James 3:5). Here’s an interesting little fact – did you know that on average a person opens his or her mouth approximately 700 times a day to speak!
David wisely asked God to help keep him from speaking evil – sometimes even as he underwent persecution. Jesus himself was silent before his accusers (Matthew 26:63). Knowing the power of the tongue, we are wise if we ask God to guard what we say so that our words will bring honour to His name. In these uncertain times with so much going on I know myself it is easy to get distracted and to say things that aren’t honourable if it doesn’t agree with my thoughts or opinions. I need to repent of those things.
We will find it much easier to bring honour to Jesus name if we talk or boast only of Christ! All other things are like sinking sand if we put them in the context of sharing the gospel with the dying world around us. This is my encouragement to myself this week and I trust it may also be to you.
With love & blessings,