Michelle Holmes Cheney

Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20; James 3:1-18

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” James knows that this old saying is a lie. Words have the power to build us up and tear us down – words have the power to cause fear, incite violence, eat away at our souls. They also have the power to spread love, proclaim hope, and encourage goodness. Today we’ll think about the holy power of words and how God calls us to use them.