ANGRY WORDS “Love one another”
COL 3:16 • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. • NIV
Angry Words verse 1 • “Angry words! O let them never From the tongue unbridled slip; May the heart’s best impulse ever Check them ere they soil the lip.”
The tongue is powerful! • James 3: 2-5 • 2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. • 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. • NIV
THE INNER MAN • Matt 12:34-35 • 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. • NIV
The Power to do Good or Evil • Prov 15:1-2 • A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. • The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly. • NIV
Angry Words Verse 3 • “Angry words are lightly spoken, bitterest thoughts are rashly stirred, brightest links of life are broken, by a single angry word.”
The Advantages of restraint • Prov 10:19-21 • 19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. • 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. • NIV
Silence is Golden • Prov 21:23 • He who guards his mouth and his tongue, keeps himself from calamity. (troubles NKJ) • Prov 17:27-28 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. • Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. • NIV
How shall we use the Tongue? • Prov 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. • Prov 25:11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in setting of silver.
Beware of Evil Words • Matthew 12:36-37 • But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
Love one Another Verse 2 • “Love is much too pure and holy, Friendship is too sacred far, For a moment’s reckless folly Thus to desolate and mar.”
The blessings of Friendship • Ruth’s love for her mother-in law…Naomi. • Jonathan’s devotion to his friend…David. • Jesus’ Love for his disciple…John. • Paul’s love for his coworker…Timothy. • Prov 17:17 “A friend loves at all times…” • Prov 28:10 “Do not forsake your friend..”
Love One Another…Chorus “Love one another…thus says the Savior; Children, obey His blest command.”
The need to Love One Another • John 13:34-35 • "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Qualities of “Agape” Love • I Cor. 13: 4-8 • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
CONCLUSION • Friendship is too holy to let loose WORDS in reckless moments destroy it… • Angry or hurtful WORDS should never destroy our relationship we have in Christ. “Love one another, thus says the Savior”