Sermon: “The Knowledge of God gives us Strength”
Theme: The knowledge of God gives us the strength to be less anxious and less reactive in the relationships we face in the world.
Purpose: We will learn to draw strength from knowing God and to learn the power of silence in difficult times.
Scriptures: Psalm 139:13-18 You formed my inward parts, I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Matthew 12:15-21 Jesus the chosen servant, whom Isaiah foretold as being humble and gentle.
How do we learn to keep silence in the midst of conflicts and difficult relationships? What is the value of holding our tongues when there are problem relationships? How do we draw wisdom and strength from our relationship with God to face times of turmoil and hostility? What is the difference between maintaining a non-violent silence, and cutting off communication? How do we develop the strength, maturity, and confidence to practice healthy silence?