Perhaps nothing is more fundamental to our humanity than the urge to communicate. Yet something is profoundly broken about the way people talk: whether it’s gossip or slander, complaining or accusing, dishonesty or bullying, we’re messed up. And sadly it’s often no better in the church.
Yet the gospel offers hope that this needn’t be the case. In fact, the gospel is the power of God to rescue us from our old ways and to make us—and our words—refreshingly new. Consider how Paul’s interaction with the believers in Thessalonica illustrate such gospel transformation.
Text: 1Thessalonians 2.7b–12