The Power of Words

Last Sunday I was blessed to have the opportunity to give a short talk on creative writing at Grace Bible Church. Below are excerpts from the presentation that I gave to the audience:


Everything that we know or like, as in stories, movies, cartoons, etc. is written by someone.

We would think about Frodo of The Lord of the Rings or of Aslan of Chronicles of Narnia and we would not think that they simply spawned into existence they were created by someone who had a story in his or her head who decided to put it into writing using words.

It is words that break our solitary confinement and saves us from isolation.

Words are powerful. They are really very powerful and Biblically speaking it is so powerful that God’s Word became incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ, as Christ is the Word of God, (John 1:1,14 – Christ the Logos) as testified to in the entire narrative of the Bible. Moreover they are powerful enough to change the lives of men. (Hebrews 4:12)

And it is all because word communicates and it is because God is the first and greatest communicator and His Words in Scripture is His written communication to His intelligent creation.

Today, we will dwell more into words, as we would study them and try our best to use them to articulate our thoughts, feelings and our faith, as we will have a study of creative writing. Now I cannot guarantee that you will become good or shall we say ‘creative’ writers (as I also am not good), but what I can guarantee you is that in knowing the power of words it is my prayer that you will be challenged to write but also to read and understand the value of communication as it is creatively articulated.

Write it well

We write because we want others to read it.

Knowing that others would read it we must then know how to write well. Especially in this day and age where writing down our thoughts has sort of become a chic especially with the advent of weblogs or blogs, which honestly speaking a majority of them lack literary value as most of them tend to focus on the mundane and the disinteresting, because it just serves our vanity in which we believe that people are interested with our lives.

It is a sad truth that even if the Philippines prides itself with its proficiency in the English language we are also at the same time guilty of not being able to speak or for this matter write well.

Write for God

God gave us this talent so that we can use them to glorify Him and bring honor to His name.

If we would have a study of church history we will be surprised at how God used people to write down His will.

It is my prayer that as we would now take time to study the lesson that we will be led by the Holy Spirit to be challenged to not only write but write well for the Lord.

Note: The slides below serves as guide to the entire flow of the lesson as it was originally presented during the lecture.

click here to download the slides in Microsoft Powerpoint

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