GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

Dream The Impossible Dream! 12/4/16
Words of the Wise! 12/4/16



Proverbs 15:23 (KJV)
23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Isaiah 55:11 (KJV)
11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  

I have spent much time these past few days thinking/meditating on the POWER or words!!!!

Believe it or not, my favorite subject in high school was English.

From a child, my mother instilled a LOVE of reading by subscribing to the "WE WERE THERE" book club.

I still remember laying on the floor furnace and trying to understand the tiny Copy of The New Testament given to me by the Gideon's.

How well do I remember the use of the "new" technology of using a projector and screen to dissect nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and prepositions!!??

WORDS ARE SO POWERFUL!!!!

Proverbs 18:21 (KJV)
21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

I must admit-HUMBLY AND SORROWFULLY-that I do NOT always use words correctly.

James 3:8-10 (KJV)
8  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  

9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

10
 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

But even though "the tongue can no man tame" be true, we MUST strive to use words as blessings and goads:

Ecclesiastes 12:11 (KJV)
11  The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.  

GOADS-noun
1.
a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod.
2.
anything that pricks or wounds like such a stick.
3.
something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus.
verb (used with object)
4.
to prick or drive with, or as if with, a goad; prod; incite.

Sometimes WE ALL get down and discouraged, "and we need a helping hand!"

WE ALL have more than enough of condemners!!!

Romans 8:34 (KJV)
34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.  

2 Corinthians 7:5 (KJV)
5  For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.  

What WE need are more "PLEASANT WORDS!"

Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)
24  Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 15:23 (KJV)
23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

This past week, I found myself mired in the TRAP of self-doubt and self-pity.

Too often, WE "dream the impossible dream!"

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest, to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right without question or cause
To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause
And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid to my rest

But WORDS came to my RESCUE in the form of a weekly blog published by my dear friend Ronnie Jenkins:


THANK GOD FOR THE "WORDS OF THE WISE!!!"

Every time I publish my sermon, I lay hands on my computer screen and PRAY the words I send will be a BLESSING to you!!!

Acts 14:22 (KJV)
22  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

TODAY, may I EXHORT you "TO CONTINUE IN THE FAITH!!"

GOD BLESS YOU!

PASTOR DOUG

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