The King's Speech, God's gift of Voice - John Van Sloten

May 15, 2011

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWe look at God’s spoken word in the Academy Award winning film, “The King’s Speech”.

Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent,
neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.
The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
Moses talking to God, Exodus 4:10-12

“But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”
Jesus in Matthew 10:19-20, TNIV

“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty. I never sat in the company of revelers, never made merry with them; I sat alone because your hand was on me and you had filled me with indignation.
Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable?
You are to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails.
Therefore this is what the LORD says:
“If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me;
if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman.
Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.
Jeremiah conversing with God, 15:16, 19

"Of all bodily functions speech is the most intimately linked with communal existence, or, as we shall put it, co-existence."
French Philosopher Merleau-Ponty, The Divine Voice, Stephen Webb, page 77.

“If you love me, show it by doing what I've told you. I will talk to the Father, and he'll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth.”
Jesus in John 14:15-17, MSG


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