Note: After much prayer and searching of my heart God has impressed very clearly upon me that I am to retire from the ministry. In light of this my last day at Crestview Community Church will be the last Sunday of June. The website will remain up until the end of the year but I will no longer be updating the blog with sermons after May. I greatly appreciate all of you who have made use of the sermons and feel privileged that you found meaning in the words God has spoken through me over the years. In Christ, Ken
Scripture: Psalms 19:14
Last week we learned to be careful to focus our thinking on God. This week we learn how to speak in a way that pleases Him.
Eph 4:29-30 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. NIV
Ps 139:15-16 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. NIV
Heb 2:14-15 14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. NIV
Rom 8:14-16 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” NIV
John 14:27 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. NIV
1 Peter 3:15 15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, NIV
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