Pastor Zeigler challenged us in his morning message that souls should be being led to new life in Christ through our lives and witness, and if not, we need to seek out the cause. He quoted H. Robb French who said this:
If sinners are not saved, it is largely because they are not convicted; if they are not convicted, it is because the church is not burdened; if the church is not burdened, it is because the Holy Spirit is not operating through her; if the Spirit does not operate, it is because there is a condition there which is offensive to Him.
Tonight’s message continued the series on the Ten Commandments. Tonights was the ninth: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Pastor Zeigler took the opportunity to talk about how much harm can be done through the tongue and he finished up giving us an acrostic to help us consider the effects of what we might say before we say it. It went like this:
T – Is it True?
H – Will it Help?
I – Is it Inspiring?
N – Is it Necessary?
K – Is it Kind?
THINK before you speak. If we practised this, how much needless talk would be eliminated from our lives?