Small Words

Small Group Discussion Guide

Sermon Series: Small Things
Sermon Title:
Small Words

Why is the tongue so powerful? What about our words, do they produce life or death?


Last week we looked at small moments and how they can direct one’s life. This week

we look at small words, and how they can direct and affect one’s life.

Bring the Word

READ Ephesians 4:29

What kind of language should not come from our mouth?

What are a few good words that might build someone up and extend grace?





Let’s Eliminate these types of comments(words):

sarcasm, ridicule, blame, condemnation, cursing, complaining, anger, rudeness . . .

Of this list, which one best describes your carnal default?

Read 1 Peter 3:10

What should one do to love life and see good days?

Truth: What you say matters, even small words matter!

Three Truths About Our Words to Remember

A. Words Direct the Course of Our Lives

Read James 3:2, According to this passage, who is mature?

B. Words Expose the Condition of Our Heart

Read Matthew 12:34. What does the mouth speak from?

Truth: Only when our Heart gets right with God, does our mouth get right with God!

C. Words produce Life or Death

Read James 3:9-10

What two things can proceed out of one mouth?

What must occur for blessing(life) to proceed out of one’s mouth instead of cursing(death)?

Bring it Home:

Personal Applications:

Read 1 Peter 3:8-9

What six things does Peter encourage us to be about as believers?

__________________, ________________, ________________,

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Your Prayer for the Week to Apply to your words and meditations

Read Psalm 19:14 What does God deem acceptable?

Close it out:

What was your one compelling take-a-way this week?

Let’s Pray

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