Build a church that talks like Jesus. His words heal the hurting, restore the fallen, and build up the broken. Jesus’ words chain demons, crush lies, and destroy diseases. People stand taller and walk easier when Jesus opens his mouth. Their footing becomes sure and their burden becomes light. According to the Bible, Jesus did more kingdom work with his words than he ever did with his hands. His life-giving ministry did not begin until he began spreading his message. He built tables and chairs with His hands. Jesus built up lives and shaped futures with his words.
Do not lead your church to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus without also empowering them to be His voice as well. Teach them to encourage and thank and admonish. Help them listen and heal. Model what it means to say the right word at the right time. When the local church learns to talk like Jesus it will start changing lives like Jesus.
Man does not live by bread alone but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. – Deut 8:3