How to Speak Words of Life

—Proverbs 18:21

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1. Words have real power

1. Words have real power


Proverbs 11:9

2. What makes for LIFE words?

  1. The Holy Spirit
  2. The motives of our heart
  3. Wise words

LIFE words A: Holy Spirit

B. The motives of our heart

LIFE words B: Motives of our heart

LIFE words C: Wise words

Life Words

  1. Reflect back
  2. Clarify
  3. Explore

Replying to Jack

  1. Hang in there: I’m sure it will work out eventually
  2. I’ll talk to Joyce about it
  3. It sounds like this is really getting you down
  4. You’re worried people will think you are a slacker?
  5. Joyce is really unfair, huh?
  6. Have you discussed it with Jim the boss?
  7. You were discouraged when Joyce didn’t listen?
  8. Why have you let things go on this long?
  9. It sounds like she has done this recently?

How could you help?

  1. Have you had any thoughts about what to do?
  2. You’ve probably thought about talking to the boss?
  3. This kind of thing shouldn’t happen—do you think there is any way I could help?
  4. You know yourself better than I do, but do you think that maybe you’re the kind of person that puts up with this because you don’t like to cause a fuss?

3. Our highest calling is to love one another

Philippians 2:1–5