Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

Notes & Life Group Questions 3-8-20 (PDF)
Notes & Life Group Questions 3-8-20 (Word)
Program 3-8-20

“Words and the Heart”

James 3:1-12

We ALL stumble in many ways. Especially our words.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21
– There is no “Just Saying”

Words overflow from the heart. (paraphrase). Matthew 15:18
– Words show us what is really in our heart.
– Our words are clear indicators of our need of a savior

When our heart changes, our words change as well.

What do I do?
1. Pray for someone

2. Encourage and build one another up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

A. Seek ______________________ through _________________________

B. “I ____________ in ____________”

C. “________________ makes that ________________ look amazing!”

D. __________________ and _____________________ effort

E. Critique in ______________, praise in _____________.

F. _______________ say __________________

Scripture quoted:
James 3:1-12. Proverbs 18:21. James 1:19. Matthew 15:18. Luke 6:45 Galatians 5:22-23

Life Grp Q’s
“Words and the Heart”

James 3:1-12

What remaining questions or comments do you have from the message this week? What was timely, challenging or encouraging?

What do you think it’s like to be on the receiving end of your words?

– Ask someone about what it is actually like this week.

Going deeper
If words are overflows of the heart, what is in your heart?
– Spend some time in prayer for a new heart and new words.

Which of the 6 “encourage and build one another up” (see opposite side) actions do you struggle with most?


Which “encourage and build one another up” action will you put into practice this week?

– With the people you work with

– With family

– With friends

– With life group