The fourth Sabbath in August is the global Adventist church's enditnow emphasis day where we stand up against violence in all forms. Jason Worf shares about verbal abuse in this sermon called "Words that Wound." He addresses victims of abuse, abusers, and compasionate bystanders from Isaiah 58 and the advice of Christian counselors on how to respond to abusive speach.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received…