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Discussion Questions for Sermon Series Small Things, Big Difference, Week 3 Words

If you want to change the way you live, change the words you speak.

  1. How have you been affected by life-taking and life-giving words spoken to you?

  2. What life-giving words do you need to speak to yourself and others?

  3. What’s your one statement? How might it relate to your one word or one thought?

  4. Read and discuss James 3:3-5, Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 16:24, and Proverbs 15:4.

  5. What words do you tend to speak most often: life-taking or life-giving? Explain.

  6. How have you seen your words affect your actions and beliefs?

  7. What can you do to guard your heart against life-taking words when they are spoken to you?

  8. In what situations do you find it most difficult to speak life-giving words to yourself or others?

  9. What steps do you need to take to ensure you start speaking more life-giving words?

Take steps to start speaking more life-giving words to yourself and others by reading and talking over the following Bible passages this week.

Day 1: James 3:1-12 
Day 2: Proverbs 18:21 
Day 3: Proverbs 12:18 
Day 4: Proverbs 15:4 
Day 5: Ephesians 4:29 
Day 6: Proverbs 16:24 
Day 7: Matthew 12:36-37 



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