The Words That Stole Christmas

December 26, 2021 Pastor: Gary Marburger Series: The ______ that Stole Christmas

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Message Points 

Selected Proverbs

Introduction: Words have a power all their own. More painful than the bumps we suffer in daily life are the words that wound. How much heartache could be spared from relationships simply by saying nothing. But too often, our tongues are the tool of the enemy. (Proverbs 3:5-6) 

Six types of speech (words) that steal and destroy:

  • Lying – Be Honest (Proverbs 12:17-22) (John 8:31-32) (Proverbs 24:26)
  • Gossiping – Pray For Others (Proverbs 18:7-8) (Proverbs 11:13) (Proverbs 17:9)
  • Talking Too Much – Slow To Speak  (Proverbs 10:19) (Proverbs 15:23)
  • Talking Too Soon – Listen Well  (Proverbs 18:12-13) (James 1:19)
  • Flattery – Honest Encouragement  (Proverbs 26:28) (Proverbs 29:5)
  • Harsh Words – Graciously Answer Softly  (Philippians 4:5) (Proverbs 15:1-2)

Application:  Think about these things as we head into the New Year. Will my words help this situation? Am I the one to say this? Does this need to be said? Is this the right time? (Psalm 19:14)



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The Month of December

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2021 Goal:  $10,000


2022 Deacon Officers

Chairman: Ben Fuller

Vice Chairman: Jim Barr

Secretary/Treasurer: John Oriente


Holiday Schedule

Today: No Connect Groups

Wednesday, December 29: No Activities

Monday, December 27: Church Office will be closed for the Christmas Holiday. If you need a pastor during this time, please call the Crisis Line at 704-349-3000.


Life Lived Together

Beginning January 16
11am—Room 6 in the Connect Hall 

A new Connect Group of Young Couples & Families doing life
together to strengthen, encourage, and support one another with
Biblical Truth.

For more information, contact Gary Marburger: or 704-487-6415


Welcome New Memebers

Christopher Barr

Jonathan, Teresa, & Elizabeth Bradley

Wade & Haley Bryant

Shannon & Kim Chapman

Ronny & Joy Funderburke

Jim & Kim Frost

Dalton & Kacie Gowan

Chris & Lisa Harrison

Dan & Paige Hartley

Brooks & Morgan McGinnis

Mike & Jennifer McKinnish, Josh Lucas, Kinsley McKinnish

Michael & Katherine Mellentine

Drew, Teresa, & John Franklin Meiers

Logan & Ali Rowe

Jessica Sears

Kerri Shifflett

Mark & Kristi VanBuren

Selah Werner


Great Date

5:00-8:30 pm - January 8th

An intentional date experience with your spouse! Our church believes in marriage date nights so much that we offer free childcare and talking points with fun and directional questions!

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Clubhouse Kids Ministry

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warehouse247 Student Ministry

Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm.  A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students.  Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching

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