Sermon Notes

2 Tim. 3:5a having a form of godliness but denying its power…(NKJV)


2 Tim. 3:5a They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly…(NLT)


Looking through the Word and recognizing power outlets/sources:


  • Our Connection with Him – (if you abide)
  • The Gospel – (is the power of God)
  • Removal of Condemnation – (neither do I condemn you – go and sin no more)
  • Holy spirit – (you shall receive power)
  • Our Words – (speak to the mountain)
  • Our Hands – (Jesus’ hands)


Our Words



What Wrong Words Can Do in Our Life


One: nullify prayer

Two: nullify the effects of the laying on of hands

Three: frustrate the grace of God in our lives

Four: undo things that God has already started to do for us

Five: make our knowledge of God’s word ineffective in

Six: Prolong or prevent a prophecy from coming to pass – (Doug J)


1 Tim. 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, (NKJV)


  • I wonder why God is bringing that to pass
  • Remember God’s plan to take Israel into the promised land – they ended up wondering 40 years in the wilderness – wrong beliefs produced wrong words


Seven: Cause to go backwards in our journey instead of forwards – (John C)


Story: KEH – deliverance, set free, loosened meetings


  • We need both the Word and the Spirit


Our Heart and Our Words?


One: what we are full of is what flows out


Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (NKJV)


Luke 6:45 A good man from the good stored up in his heart brings out what is good; and an evil man from the evil stored up brings out what is evil; for from the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. (Weymouth)


Example: A young man in love…

  • That is all he wants to talk about


Someone hurts us:

  • We become obsessed with talking about it


It is an established Bible truth:

  • Whatever our heart is full of is what our mouth eventually speaks
  • We can get full of a problem – and talk the problem
  • Or get full of the answer to the problem – and talk the answer


Two: who we are and what we have affects our words


Num. 13:33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” (ESV)


Prov. 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…


Three: our mouth is an echo of our heart


Prov. 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips.


Prov. 16:23 The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely…(YNG)


Our hearts teach our mouths:

  • Our hearts cause our mouth to act wisely
  • That is good news for all of us
  • Our mouths do not have to be run away freight trains


It’s easy to say what we have – or feel

  • It’s more challenging to say what is promised to us
  • And what we believe


The Bible belief system can be opposite of ours:

  • Our BIBLE EDUCATED heart can teach our tongue


Steps to Teaching Our Mouth to Speak


One: be slow to speak


James 1:19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; (ESV)


Two: choose the correct ammunition


  • It has been said whatever you need find scriptures along those lines
  • To add to that – if your situation is serious don’t study or read other things or subjects
  • Feed exclusively on what you need for your situation


Three: load your ammunition


  • The way you load is by reading, meditating, saying scriptures to yourself


Four: discharge your ammunition


  • During world war two the some statistics showed that between 25 to 50 % of the soldiers were not firing their guns