A Kind Word

by | Aug 29, 2021

Sermon Outline

A Kind Word

Proverbs 12:25 (NIV)

25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

Causes of a heavy heart:

  • Proverbs 12:25a Anxiety weighs down the heart …
  • Proverbs 17:22b (NIV) …  a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

  • Proverbs 15:13b … heartache crushes the spirit.

The Results of a Heavy Heart:

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Addiction

The Cure for a Heavy Heart

Medical intervention may be necessary

  • Turning to God and being filled with His joy and peace (Rom 15:13)
  • A cheerful heart is good medicine (Prov 17:22)
  • A happy heart makes the face cheerful (Prov 15:13)
  • Those who promote peace have joy (Prov 12:20)
  • A kind word cheers the heart (Prov 12:25)