Pinecrest Bible Training Center

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Winter 1997
Our Words
Kathryn Ifft

"For in many things we offend all. If any man
offend not in word, the same is a perfect man,
and able also to bridle the whole body, ... even
so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth
great things. Behold, how great a matter a
little fire kindleth!" James 3:2-5.

Any communication which tends to injure or embarrass another; anything that is shaded in meaning, or that which has a tendency to cut down - these must be put out of our lives.

In other words, what we say is to both glorify our Lord and edify those to whom we speak.

We should put our words to the test: Do they have merit; are they true? Are they kind? Will they encourage or edify? Do they show concern and helpfulness? Or, on the other hand, will what is said tend to wrongfully hurt?

Sometimes our words are misunderstood or misinterpreted. We can guard against this be speaking that which is positive, creative, and edifying, and by avoiding situations where our words could be used as a false testimony against another.

Hearts that are free of prejudice will lean only to His Word, His love, and His compassion and understanding. Then our words will be truly seasoned with grace, and with the anointing of the Holy Spirit; and the Lord will be able to freely come and speak through us.