Faithlife Sermons

Sermon Tone Analysis

Overall tone of the sermon

This automated analysis scores the text on the likely presence of emotional, language, and social tones. There are no right or wrong scores; this is just an indication of tones readers or listeners may pick up from the text.
A score of 0.5 or higher indicates the tone is likely present.
Emotion Tone
Anger
0.13UNLIKELY
Disgust
0.06UNLIKELY
Fear
0.09UNLIKELY
Joy
0.63LIKELY
Sadness
0.5LIKELY
Language Tone
Analytical
0.58LIKELY
Confident
0UNLIKELY
Tentative
0.29UNLIKELY
Social Tone
Openness
0.8LIKELY
Conscientiousness
0.73LIKELY
Extraversion
0.36UNLIKELY
Agreeableness
0.71LIKELY
Emotional Range
0.56LIKELY

Tone of specific sentences

Tones
Emotion
Anger
Disgust
Fear
Joy
Sadness
Language
Analytical
Confident
Tentative
Social Tendencies
Openness
Conscientiousness
Extraversion
Agreeableness
Emotional Range
Anger
< .5
.5 - .6
.6 - .7
.7 - .8
.8 - .9
> .9
How did you do while I was away?
I was listening to Pastor Peter’s divinely inspired and well presented sermons.
Our multimedia, website, and communications team has things in place so now we are able to access the sermons online.
I heard the charge to live this week racket free.
I listened to it.
How did you do?
Did you stop the Persistent complaints coupled to a fixed way of being, which is a racket.
And we all know that racketeering gives a payoff.
Typically the payoff for the rackets we pull is complaining about others being wrong in how they do church or live their lives.
The payoff is it makes us look right.
and or keeps judgmental eyes off of our own wrongness.
It was fairly easy for me to stay away from running rackets.
Being on vacation for two weeks, helped.
Snorkeling in the clear warm waters of Oahu cleared my head.
Time with family and not having to focus on the hustle and bustle of life on the mainland was helpful.
making others wrong.
The payoff
Although I was tempted to start a racket, to find a way to stay on eternal vacation.
Well, we are all promised that after the second coming.
And we are preparing for that day in all we do as a church.
And thus...
We are learning Biblical principles so we do run rackets, which leads to a culture of conflict, an ongoing cycle of moving from one issue to another.
We are making commitments to rise above the messes and gossip of this world and as a church strive for living a life bigger than ourselves.
To be a church that takes on huge goals, challenges, endeavors for the Lord’s glory and leaves the petty trivial arguments in the dust.
As we make these commitments, living by these principles helps break the cycle of conflict and all of its symptoms that take away our joy.
Biblical Ways to Deal With Conflict
Surrender to Christ.
()
Make every effort to maintain peace.
()
Four G’s of peacemaking
Glorify God - ()
Get the Log Out of Your Eye. ()
Gently Restore
We should stop nailing each other to the cross.
The gospel is that Jesus was nailed to the cross in our place.
He restored us gently by taking on the punishment, violence, pain, and suffering, that we deserve.
He took the violence, mistreatment, abuse, so we can be treated with gentleness, tenderness and love.
In fact, many times, we are to follow this direction...
; ; ; ; ; ;
We are given permission to let it go.
We are here today to be known as a church that gently restores in truth and love and takes the initiative to be like Jesus.
Jesus followed this model.
He let it go.
That is what the whole sanctuary service, the cross, and communion teaches.
Jesus ignored it, and gently forgives and says go and sin no more...
Gentle means thoughtful, careful, prayerful.
Making every effort to take each step in a way that fosters an ideal outcome.
Restoring something takes time.
Three Parts of Forgiving To forgive someone involves three things.
First, it means to forego the right of striking back.
One rejects the urge to repay gossip with gossip and a bad turn with a worse turn.
To forgive someone involves three things.
First, it means to forego the right of striking back.
One rejects the urge to repay gossip with gossip and a bad turn with a worse turn.
Second, it means replacing the feeling of resentment and anger with good will, a love which seeks the other's welfare, not harm.
Third, it means the forgiving person takes concrete steps to restore good relations.
Second, it means replacing the feeling of resentment and anger with good will, a love which seeks the other's welfare, not harm.
Third, it means the forgiving person takes concrete steps to restore good relations.
Jesus was doing this with the disciples during the last supper.
Each of them had a seat at the table.
He was taking steps to restore relationship.
Was washing their feat.
Demonstrated the servant leadership.
He didn’t resent them for their imperfections, even washing Judas’ feat as he sat their plotting the betrayal.
And the whole footwashing and last supper experience was the opposite of repaying a bad turn for a worse turn, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.
Without confrontation, protest, or debate, love did its work.
Speaking the truth means nothing without love, because no one is going to hear us if we keep throwing stones, if we are going to be known for something let it be love.
Let love lead.
There’s no need to nail one another to the cross when we mess up, make a mistake, slip down the slippery slope and start running rackets again.
We will unpack Jesus more detailed guidance on restoring relationships in upcoming installments of this series.
, which addresses ways to handle your relationships with one another when you feel someone has done you wrong.
And Jesus shows the foundation for all the ways conflict is dealt with.
Gentleness.
Gentle Jesus is our model.
Yes.
Both betrayers were at the table, Judas and Peter.
Rather than harshly reprimanding, belittling them and sending them out of the room, or going into a 2 hour talk hold on the errors of their ways,
he simply, gently, invites them to dinner, washes their feet.
And shares the gospel with them.
He embarks on his last sermons and devotionals to them in which he speaks of:
he is the way truth and life,
I won’t leave you orphans and will send the holy spirit
I am the vine
Love each other
If the world hates you
I will go away and I will see you again
Because I have conquered the world.
then he prays for them
john 13.
Why did the Early Church succeed where we are failing?
How did they transform the Western world in such a relatively short time?
They did it because they did things that baffled the Romans.
The Early Church didn't picket, they didn't boycott, and they didn't gripe about what was going on in their culture.
They just did things that astonished the Romans.
They took in their abandoned babies.
They helped their sick and wounded.
They restored dignity to the slaves.
They were willing to die for what they believed.
After a while, their actions so softened the hearts of the Romans that they wanted to know more about who these Christians were and who was the God they represented.
Without confrontation, protest, or debate, love did its work.
They were living by this commandment in how they handled conflict inside the church and the conflict from without.
Rather than obsessing on and letting the differences wrongs, and slights run the program knock them off course, they chose to live above it all by loving one another, by forgiving and letting it go.
< .5
.5 - .6
.6 - .7
.7 - .8
.8 - .9
> .9