Before the world of contracts and fine print, do you remember hearing about agreements that were made on the shake of a hand? Remember when someone could be trusted “at their word”?
Nowadays, that seems rare. We live in a world of verbal mistrust. So many people break promises that it doesn’t even surprise us anymore.
That’s why I just led a two-part teaching series at the church I pastor called “My Word – How to be a person of your word in a world of verbal mistrust.”
There are 4 premises to the series:
1. That your word matters
2. That we live in a world of verbal mistrust
3. That the Bible has something relevant and powerful to teach us
4. That being a person of your word positively impacts and helps the people around you
In fact, trustworthy people can be trusted to keep confidences, promises, and steady when times get tough.
This blog provides the links to the two audio podcasts from this series.
So, think about your legacy. If you want to be a person of your word in a world of verbal mistrust, and if you want to be someone who is trustworthy to keep confidences, promises, and steady when times get tough…
I invite you to listen in.
Here’s Part 1/2. It’s based on Matthew 5: 33-37 from the Bible and is called “People who keep their promises.” (26 minutes)
Here’s Part 2/2. It’s based on Psalm 119:73-80 and Psalm 1:1-2 and is called “Being steady for someone when times get tough.” (31 minutes)