Before the world of contracts and fine print, do you remember hearing about agreements (even big ones) that were made on the shake of a hand? Remember when someone could be trusted “at their word”?[Scroll down for a short video intro to the series.]
There is something powerful about someone who can be trusted to do what they say they’re going to do. Even if you disagree with them, you appreciate the integrity they show when they deliver on a promise.
Why is that?
First, it’s just plain honest. And we like that.
But second, it may be because we live in an age of verbal mistrust. ‘Talk is cheap,’ some people say. Why? Because so many people break promises. Friends, family members, governments… The list seems to go on and on. It’s hard to know what to believe when people say one thing but do something else. That’s why, when someone keeps their word, it is a powerful and inspiring thing.
On November 18 and 25 at Westminster we’ll have a new, 2-part teaching series called “My Word – How to be a person of your word in a world of verbal mistrust.” Pastor Ruttan will open the Bible and explore what it teaches us about verbal integrity.
You’ll also learn about the very powerful and positive impact you have in other people’s lives when you are someone who can be trusted.