Resource Highlight: I Said This; You Heard That
Many of you joined us as we unpacked Ephesians 4:29 over the course of 4 weeks (if you missed any of the weeks you can check them out on our YouTube or Vimeo Channels). We learned a few things which we want to highlight and then provide you with some additional resources that you can use on your own, with friends, coworkers, your family, or a community group.
"Unwholesome talk" refers to two types of words: words that are not helpful and words that are unhealthful. So we have words that don't harm but don't benefit and we have words that are toxic and cause damage.
The words we choose to use should be words that "build up" based not on what I want to hear or need but "according to their needs."
Our words should be of benefit to those who hear them and the word there for benefit is "to administer grace."
We often weaponize our words because of discontent (envy), wounds and hurts (anger), hiding (guilt and/or shame), and feel unsafe (insecurity/fear).
To help us "tame our tongue," before we speak we should pause, surrender, and pour.
Surrendering to the Spirit allows us to maximize our tempermant's strengths and minimize our temperament's weaknesses.
Question: What is your top takeaway from this message series?
For further learning:
You can utilize the I Said This; You Heard That App which includes videos and other tools to continue thinking through temperaments and how we communicate and support one another.
There are additional video resources at the I Said This; You Heard That YouTube Channel. We'd like to highlight two below; just click on the images to view.
Question: What's one thing you can do next to apply what you are learning about temperments and the words we choose to use?