Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
January 1, 2013
the New Year
Proverbs 18 21 Death and life are in the power of
the tongue: …
Proverbs 15 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath:
but grievous words stir up anger.
No discussion is helped by harsh words.
Gentle words from the heart are effective.
Harsh words cause an argument to escalate.
1 Timothy 1:5 (TLB) 5 What I am eager for is that
all the Christians there will be filled with love that
comes from pure hearts, and that their minds will
be clean and their faith strong.
Romans 12:9 (TLB) 9 Don’t just pretend that you
love others: really love them. Hate what is wrong.
Stand on the side of the good.
Matthew 12 34 … out of the abundance of the heart
the mouth speaketh.
Our words come from our hearts –
mind and emotions.
When we really love as God commands,
It is natural to speak gentle words of kindness.
James 3:10-11 (NIV) Out of the same mouth
come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should
not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow
from the same spring?
To praise God and curse men ought not be.
tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:
but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Those who have knowledge must use Wisdom
to persuade others to the right way.
If I am right, my only legitimate
goal is to persuade.
Isaiah 1 18 Come now, and let us reason together,
saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow; though they be red
like crimson, they shall be as wool.
attitude will not
minds to persuade.
Don’t talk down to people.
eyes of the LORD are in every place,
beholding the evil and the good.
Adam and Eve found out
that we can’t hide from
Thoughts and words
Psalm 139 7 Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? or
whither shall I flee from Thy Presence? 8 If I
ascend up into Heaven, Thou art there: if I make
my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there. 9 If I take
the wings of the morning, and dwell in the
uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall Thy
Hand lead me, and Thy Right Hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even
the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the
darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night
shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are
both alike to Thee.
God hears every thought