Posted Jan 24 2013 - 1:23pm by Bro. David
of the power of the “word.” When the doctor submitted his report to the
insurance company I received a phone call about the results of the visit and
the insurance adjuster informed me that they would be forced to change their
plan of action based upon his report. This was the diametric opposite of what
he conveyed to me at the office visit. When I called him to clarify whether or
not I had simply misunderstood him when we talked, he stated that I did not
misunderstand, but that the insurance adjuster had “misinterpreted” his report.
With that being the case I asked if he would be willing to clarify his report
and communicate his intent to the adjuster. He said that he believed that it
was clear and that he could not amend his report.
the value of clarity in written and spoken communication. There is a principal
in criminal law with regard to intent; it is said that, ”intent follows the bullet.”
This simply means that when a person who shoots someone with a gun, his intent
is clear in that aiming and firing the gun you can infer that he intended to
harm or kill the individual that he shot at. The same is true of the words that
we use. We are responsible for the way that we use words in the same way as we
would be responsible for using the gun. The Scripture says that the tongue can
be the most powerful (evil) part of our body, for with it we both bless and
curse. It also teaches that “words” are like “arrows shot into the air” for
once they have left the bow that cannot be retrieved before they hit their
of God to the people that God has placed in my spiritual watch-care. I must
always remember that this very serious responsibility carries with it a
necessity to be clear and precise in communicating God’s truth. There is no
room for ambiguity or misinterpretation as people’s souls are at stake. First,
I want to recommit myself to you and God to be careful and watchful in the way
that I communicate the message of God’s Word.
power of their intent as well as the possibility of unintended consequences if
they are not clear and can be left to others misinterpretation. People can be
easily influenced or even hurt by careless words. Jesus spoke more against
“careless words” than He did about intentionally hurtful words. Perhaps we
should all reevaluate how we use the spoken and written word and remember that
we are responsible not only for what we say, but also for what people interpret
in our words if we were not clear.
unwillingness to clarify his intent as it has drastically affected my recovery
efforts. The impact of his choice of words could change the very course of my
life. This powerful personal experience has opened my eyes to the hurt that I
have caused people I love because of my lack of discipline of my tongue and
sometimes careless in how I choose to speak. It has made a deep impact upon my
awareness of the truths of God’s Word regarding our “words.”
curse not. Choose words that will communicate life and hope and peace and joy.
You will be both blessed and a blessing.
Posted Aug 15 2012 - 12:30pm by Bro. David
Posted Aug 15 2012 - 12:19pm by Bro. David
|Thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for His continued blessing upon His Church as we greatfully celebrate the addition of souls to His Kingdom and new members to our family at BSBC.|
Posted Aug 15 2012 - 11:56am by Bro. David
Posted Mar 7 2012 - 11:52am by Bro. David
Congratulations to Kyle and Kimberly Browning on the arrival of Kyle Allen Browning Jr. (KJ). What a beautiful addition to the family! Great news for the Browning and Stone Families as well as the BSBC family.
It's good to be the pastor! What a priviledge to welcome KJ to our family.
Best of luck on your new adventure,
Bro. DavidClick here to read more
Posted Mar 7 2012 - 11:35am by Bro. David
Heidi joined husband Allen Asbury, Bill and Randy Brooks, and Jeff Wilcox (worship leader for First Baptist Church in Branson, MO) to lead us in musical worship and celebration.
Bill was joined by sister Barbara Asbury, and brother Ray "Sonny" Brooks with Randy on the piano to sing some great old time Southern Gospel songs.
Posted Mar 7 2012 - 11:18am by Bro. David
The 2012 Sweetheart Banquet was a tremendous success. All had a great time. Votes were being cast...
great adventures were being conidered...
the ladies were all smiles as "love" was in the air...
Some of the ladies thought that they would poke fun at the masculine ideas about a romantic outing (we'll look for Academy Award nominations next year)
Barbara Moore won the Grand Prize for her romantic expressions.
Great Food, Great Fun, Great Friends, and we were able to raise over $1700.00 to minister to our precious family in need.Click here to read more