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People of our Word

Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

     Have we become so accustom to people not being a person of their word that we no longer hold each other accountable? Some of us grew up with the expression, “A man’s word is his bond” and we depended upon that as a sure thing. Today we live in a world of unreliability and the very things that we held in high esteem are the most disappointing. 

     Sometimes a sales person will tell you all the right things to gain your confidence and then disappoint you in the end. Broken promises seem to be the standard operating procedure which makes it difficult to manage your life. It would be a lot easier if people would just be truthful.  We would then be able to consider the options and make appropriate decisions. Being truthful creates an atmosphere of trust on many levels.

     I doubt there's one person on the planet who hasn’t experienced another person’s unreliability. It really starts early in life; a person promises a child something and the child is very hopeful but then that person never follows through and the child is bitterly disappointed.  Check your inventory, I’m sure you can draw from an event that occurred in your life, or from a recent experience.   

     Most recently, I had placed an order with a reputable company for an important event and they assured me that it would be delivered on time. It didn't arrive on time - and that is all I’m going to say about that! 

     Let’s be people of our word because there may be someone who is holding on to a thread of hope and depending on you to be truthful and follow through. You can be the difference - as a person whose 'word is their bond'. Matthew 5:37 NKJV But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Desiring to be a person of your word? please join us at the Villages Community Chapel in the Cribari Auditorium each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The chapel is a place for Needs to be Met, Faith to be Affirmed and People to Love. We would love to meet you. To learn more about the Villages Community Chapel visit our website at You can hear previous and current Sunday Sermons.