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Health Check: How’s your Mouth?

Health Check
Part 3
How’s your Mouth?
The Power of Words

Proverbs18:21a NKJV
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”

1. Words can HURT

Psalm 64:3 NLT
“They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows."

Proverbs 15:1 NLT
“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.”

Proverbs 18:8 NLT
“Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.”

Psalm 52:2 NLT
“All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you’re an expert at telling lies.”

  1. CRITICAL words
  2. CONDESCENDING words
  3. CONTENTIOUS words
  4. CARELESS words

2. Words can HELP

Proverbs 10:32 NLT
“The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.”

Ephesians 4:29 NLT
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”

  1. COMPLIMENTING words
  2. CONFIRMING words
  3. CULTIVATING words
  4. CHALLENGING words

3. Words can HEAL

Proverbs 10:11 NLT
“the words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.”

Proverbs 12:18 NLT
“Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.”

Proverbs 12:25b NLT
“an encouraging word cheers a person up.”

  1. COMFORTING words
  2. COMMENDING words
  3. CONSISTENT words

Our words have the POWER to build someone up or tear someone down.


Health Check: How’s your Vision?

Health Check
How’s your Vision?


What causes us to lose focus?


1. Get tired


2. Get comfortable


3. Get discouraged


Mark 10:46-52 “As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus&rdquoWinking, was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

4 things to get our vision back…

1. Show up

Mark 10:46 “As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus… was sitting by the roadside begging.”


Matthew 18:20 “ For where two or three gather in my name, there am I AM WITH THEM.”


2. Call out

verse 46 “a blind man, Bartimaeus… was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, HE BEGAN TO SHOUT “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Mark 10:48 “Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”


Mark 10:51 Jesus said… “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”


James 4:2 “you do not have because YOU DO NOT ASK…”


3. Let go


Mark 10:49-50 “Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 THROWING HIS CLOAK ASIDE, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.



4. Follow close

Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.”


Psalm 37:23 TPV "The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow him.”

Health Check: How's Your Heart?

Health Check
How’s Your Heart?


Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else guard your heart for it is the well spring of life”


Luke 6:45 “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.”


Matthew 13:3-9 “Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”


“The product of your life will be determined by the posture of your heart”


In fact Jesus says there are 4 different kinds of hearts…

1. The hard heart



2. The shallow heart


Matthew 13:20 “And what is the seed that fell on rocky ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and quickly accepts it with joy. 21 But he does not let the teaching go deep into his life, so he keeps it only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the teaching he accepted, he quickly gives up.”



3. The distracted heart

Matthew 13:22 “And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life.


4. The receptive heart
Matthew 13:23 “But what is the seed that fell on the good ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and understands it. That person grows and produces fruit, sometimes a hundred times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes thirty times more.”


So how do we posture our hearts?


1. Posture yourself in humility


James 1:19-20 “ My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”

2. Position yourself for accountability


3. Submit yourself to authority




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I Peter 2:2 “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,”


3 keys to GROWTH—

1. PAIN


2. PEOPLE


Hebrews “Spur one another on towards love and good deeds”

Proverbs 27:17 “iron sharpens iron”


1 Timothy 2:1 “the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”


3. PRACTICE


God is more concerned with your
CHARACTER than with your COMFORT.

He cares more about WHO YOU ARE than HOW YOU FEEL.


James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, WHEN you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

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Encanto
Mother’s Day 2022



1) Families have gifts

1 Corinthians 12: 7-11 (NLT):  “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.”


2) Families experience loss


3) Family relationships can be restored


1 Corinthians 13:1-3 “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging symbol. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would’ve gained nothing.”

1 Corinthians 13:7, “Love NEVER gives up, NEVER loses faith, is ALWAYS hopeful and ENDURES through EVERY circumstance.”


Romans 12:10 says, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”







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1. If you don’t know who you are you will try to be something YOU’RE NOT


2. If you don’t know who you are you won’t know WHAT TO DO


3 thoughts…


1. CONNECT yourself with God’s people


2. REMIND yourself of God’s promise

Ephesians 2:10 “I am Gods workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which he prepared in advance for me to do.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “If anyone is in Christ they are a new creation, the old is gone the new has come”


3. Surrender yourself to God’s purposes

Ephesians 2:8-10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”