Guest Speaker: Bishop Gregory Palmer “Words”

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September 13, 2015

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Bishop Gregory Palmer

The community is invited to join the Ginghamsburg Church family from our Tipp City, Fort McKinley and The Point campuses this Sunday at 10am at the Tipp City Campus for Worship on the Lawn. Hear a powerful word from United Methodist West Ohio Conference Bishop Gregory Palmer, join in with the mass choir and enjoy a hot cup of joe. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket. Afterward, stay for lunch (buy onsite or pack a picnic) and a free after-party with pony rides, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, face painting, pony rides and more free fun for the kids.

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Today's Focus

  • Proverbs 1:20-33
  • Psalm 19
  • Isaiah 50:4-9a
  • Psalm 116:1-9
  • James 3:1-12
  • Mark 8:27-38

Sermon Questions

Words Reveal Your Voice

The wisdom of your words reveals the voice of your heart and mind. Scripture speaks warnings and encouragements in using your tongue. Wise words can unite our voices as a community. Study these scriptures and apply them in revealing your voice daily.  Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
Day 1: Read James 3:1-12
Not all are teachers, but all teach in some way: Whom do you influence? When was your voice poisonous recently? When did it help heal or create unity? What made the difference in controlling your tongue? How can you reconcile your words in a relationship today?
Day 2: Read Proverbs 1:20-33
How does wisdom spread her message? When have you recently listened to public voices to gain wisdom? How does listening create diversity of thought and enhance wisdom? How will those who don’t listen be treated? Whose counsel should ultimately shape your voice?
Day 3: Review Psalm 19
How does creation speak for God? How does sunlight reveal joy in following God’s wisdom in the daytime? What can hide in the darkness? How are your words tied to your thoughts? Listen to creation today and find joy in the light shining on your life circumstances.
Day 4: Read Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 - 8:1
Why does wisdom surpass light? What does wisdom provide? Why is active wisdom necessary for the future? How has wisdom been revealed to generations through the words of your voice? Describe how you live with wisdom and how God blesses that choice.
Day 5: Read Isaiah 50:4-9a
Describe a word that sustained you through weariness. Describe a time you shut your ears to God’s word and the results. Describe a time God opened your ears. Who vindicates you and why? What words are sustaining you in this season of life?
Day 6: Read Psalm 116:1-9
Who all hears your voice? How can you know and trust that both God and people hear you? Whom should you call on in times of trouble? What is delivered from death? How can you rest in this knowledge? How does this knowledge increase your wisdom and affect your voice?
Day 7: Review Mark 8:27-38
What words reveal the wisdom and voices of the disciples’ belief? Why is this timing important? What significance did Jesus’ warning have? What did they need to learn? What did Peter’s words reveal? What will your words reveal today: divine things or human things?

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Bishop Gregory Palmer;"Words"

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