May 22

Use Your Words to Build Others Up BY RICK WARREN
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29 NIV).
God wants us to use our words to build others up. Ephesians 4:29 says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (NIV).
Sometimes our words are like a sledgehammer. We swing away without thinking, and suddenly we look around and realize a pile of relational rubble surrounds us. When you thoughtlessly sling your words around and tear people down, your relationships are going to suffer.
One reason we’re not constructive with our words is we don’t realize how powerful this tool is—our mouth and the words that God has given to us. We say things without thinking. And people remember them.
You, too, can still remember certain things people said to you in a careless way—even as far back as grade school or college or when you first started working. That’s how powerful words are. So when it comes to your mouth, think of it as a power tool and be extremely careful with it.
One time I went into my garage and grabbed a manual for a power saw. As I was reading through the directions, I was struck by how it related to the use of our mouths. The directions said: 1. Know your power tool. 2. Keep guards in place. 3. Be careful around children. 4. Store idle tools when not in use. 5. Don’t overreach. 6. Never use in an explosive atmosphere.
How can you use your mouth more carefully so you are using it to build relationships and not to tear people down? 1. Stop excusing. Stop saying, “I didn’t really meant to say that” or “That’s just how I am before my first cup of coffee.” Realize that what you say impacts everybody around you. 2. Talk less. We often get in trouble because we just don’t know when to shut up. If it’s a power tool, you shouldn’t have to use it as much, right? 3. Listen more. If you listen more, you can better understand people’s needs.\ 4. Start building. Let your first thoughts be, “What does that person need?” “How can I use a word of encouragement to build him up?” “What can I say to make a difference in her life?” 5. Consider making this part of your morning prayers: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14 NIV).
Have a wonderful Wednesday 🙂

PRAYER LIST

Jadelyn Simmons
Skip Sasser
Margaret Baxter
Randy Harris
Dustin Cox
Archie McEuen
JL Spivey
Unspoken
Marie Smith
April Hendley
Carol Herrin
Janice Spivey
Jesse Davis
Dillon Carter
Joey Manning
Amris Bedford
Joseph Manning
Juanita McDuffie
Janice Thornton
 

This Week at WBC...

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*WEDNESDAY – Bible Study for all ages 7pm
 
 

BUILDING FUND

We are so excited to be underway with our building fund.  All your support to this ministry will be greatly appreciated and we know that Our Lord and Savior will greatly Bless You. You can give on our App, webpage, or mail it to WBC (address above).  Balance:  $101,441.67
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
*The nominating committee is working on teachers, positions, workers, etc. for the upcoming church year which begins September 1st. If you want to get involved in our church and serve please talk with one of the committee members. Committee members are: Greg Carter, John Ed Smith, Tiffany Ross, Buddy Griner and Mark Griner.
 
*VBS is June 9th to 13th. We would love to have you join us in serving at WBC this year! VBS Workers Needed: Nursery (can sign up for at least one night) 3 & 4 year olds teacher and assistant 2nd/3rd grade class teacher and assistants Crafts workers (at least 4) Please email or text Bixbee Carter if you can fill one of these positions. bcarter@pierce.k12.ga.us 912-614-2511
 
Upcoming Events
 
*June 2 – Wedding Shower for Matthew Tuten at WBC at 4pm. It will be a pantry shower.
 
*July 27 – All Walkerville Baptist Church men are invited to participate on July 27 in our Walkerville Invitational Golf Tournament. Tee Time 8:30am. Arrive by 8am to set teams, lunch will be provided. Devotion to follow. Any questions contact Floyd Russell at 912-390-1945.
 
Helpers for Sunday, May 27
 
Nurseries during Worship Service (be there 10 min. early)
*AM Nursery – David, Kandi & Kayleigh
*Pre-School Children’s Church – Floyd & DeeAnn
*Children’s Church – Lisa & Paula T.
* PM Nursery- Cody, Sara & Kalissa
*Overflow Room (Multi-purpose room) –Adult Class
*Ushers – Rush & Robby
*Treasurer Assistants: Bridgett & Bixbee
*Kitchen Duty: Young Adults
 
 

Who do I see concerning….

Sunday School – Mark Griner 288-6715
Music – Austin Moore 670-5302
Nursery – Tiffany Ross 288-6475
Youth – Mark Herrin – 670-4155
Kid’s Ministry – Beth Barber 282-6051
Women’s Ministry – Alta Lowman 387-8549
Daughters of the King – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Men’s Ministry – John Cox 281-6606
Events, Occasions, etc. –Carrie Carter 253-0185             & Hannah Boatright 281-8887
Missions – Beth Barber 282-6051 & Lisa Waldron 614-1131
VBS – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Facility Repairs/Work – Chuck McCook 282-9370 & Barney Crosby 269-8007
Office –Stephanie Murray 288-6460
Any others – Kevin Moore, Deacon Chairman, 281-4507
 

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Pastor: Greg Carter
Secretary: Stephanie Murray
Address: 3000 Walkerville Road  Blackshear, GA
Church Office: 912-614-0463 Webpage: walkervillebaptistchurch.com Email: walkervillebaptistchurch@gmail.com
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