Mouthwash

 

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Don’t just zip your mouth,fix your heart

Give in to God 

Guard what comes in 

Grace to others

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39 Responses to “Mouthwash”

  1. You spoke to my heart…not once hav i ever found myself wondering why n what to do bcoz of my mouth. i’m the type that talks alot at times to bless n at times to curse, so just as “Guilty as charged” i thot keeping away n being silent would sort my problem. however im a sales person n talking is what im paid to do plus i work wit pple who cannot let u be quiet. Thanks to the three G’z i now know that it’s my heart i need to deal with. I raised my hand this morning 4 prayers but after the service i could not leave my seat. i wondered where to start n how life will be. most of the times i try church i always fail, i normally promise n ask God to help me pray bt it only happens that one day probabbly bcoz im going thru sth then i 4get and the next time i rem i feel like my payers dont reach him though i never doubt that everything good that happens to me its bcoz of him..i dont know if you get this alot but i feel like a small child who needs extra coaching. you seem so far and intouch with God id wish the same for myself..

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  2. oh yes lemmi get the pleasure 2b da ìst 2blog ,pstr s 4sure i had read the guyz storo abt chnging 2b kwayat [antisocial]dude n did have any advice bt wah! u have Gods wisdom long live pstr s and God bless u,
    the verse james 1:9 swept me down no wanda we all ave 2 ears 2 b quick 2listen and 1 mount 2 b slow 2talk!

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  3. oh yes lemmi get the pleasure 2b da ìst 2blog ,pstr s 4sure i had read the guyz storo abt chnging 2b kwayat [antisocial]and did have any advice bt wah! u have Gods wisdom long live pstr s and God bless u,
    the verse james 1:9 swept me down no wanda we all ave 2 ears 2 b quick 2listen and 1 moutt 2 b slow 2talk!

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  4. I thank God for the ministry at mavuno. I have been visitng with you over the month of July. It’s been a life changing experience! I didn’t raise my hand or stand up on my feet during the altar calls however, I have decided to rededicate my life to God.

    Mine has been a long journey back home. I gave my life to Christ back in high school…those were the most meaningful years of my life. I got more involved in church, after high school but everything unravelled when I left the country for college. It was down hill from there…

    Some 15 odd years later I look back & there is absolutely no way I would have made it this far without God. His Word holds true… He has been faithful even when I haven’t been. He has blessed me with a supporting family, great friends & a good job (I’m the least deserving person) but instead of thanking God for His great mercies, I have revelled in sin. I’m done with that life. I’m turning around & walking back home!

    Pray for me as I let God take control of my life.

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  5. JOSECK MATHERI Says:

    Attended Mavuno church today only to feel like I have not been to church in a year. My wife and I love deep things and yes! That was deep. Our 4 year old son Moen really enjoyed church too and even became an actor in the play of the day . We are truly tempted to visit again. This reminded us of the school of prayer we attended last year and literally transformed our lives; indeed it was an about turn! Mavuno kwa wingi.
    Joseck & Janet Matheri

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  6. thekenyannutcase Says:

    great sermon Pst.felt very challenged.thanks for the reminder of garbage in garbage out especially considering the R-rated series in my hard drive.

    looking forward to wear my ODM Kenya T-shirt for the anniversary celebration.it’s been a great 9 months for me since i joined Mavuno and the changes in my life are so evident.

    baraka

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  7. You spoke to me and I would love to become a better person by doing as you preached to me. I’m going through a very rough patch in my life and things are very tight for me right now. I am over 30and would like to settle down with the girl I love. But it seems ever so hard due to financial constraints. I would kindly request that you pray for me as I struggle through this really hard times

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  8. gogetter Says:

    Pastor S,
    Thanks for the sermon series, what got me yesterday was that transformation will not happen as a result of the outward stuff-funky service et al, but as a result of a heart changed from within, I guess we need to ask the Lord to heal our spring like Elisha did with the bowl of salt. I know my spring definately needs healing and restoration, may God keep you and yours in His arm and may he fulfil His purpose in your life to the glory of His name.

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  9. first and foremost thanks for the FEARLESS INFLUENCERS cd it has really inspired.Wow! i must say the whole sermon was exactly what i needed.this was my first time in Mavuno am so blessed immediately after the service i sent a few sms to people whom i had hurled harsh words including my boss who thought i was very arrogant for the first time i called him,’boss and said thank you sir’ he was so excited about it .i also reconciled with my siz we havent been in talking terms for 2 months.God has helped me over come bitterness. i feel relieved and readjusted.i have tightened my faith belt no more turning back .
    i thank my 2 friends who introduced me to mavuno they.
    i also believe God that my fiance who is a catholic will be receive Christ and enjoy being in the kingdom.
    u r a blessing pastor.
    I JUST WANT TO BE IN MAVUNO.

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  10. MOUTH WASH
    3 G’S
    I SHOULD NOT ONLY ZIP UP BUT FIX MY HEART.
    AMEN

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  11. pauline Says:

    Pst S,that was really an awesome sermon.It was quite an eye opener for me coz at times I have caught myself using my tongue to curse. Now i know better U summarized it all,now I will fix my heart,give in to God and use my mouth gracefully to bless others……enough said. Thanks a lot and hope others learned as much as I did.

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  12. Hey Pastor S…yenyewe,unabamba jo! The sermon series was the best! How about today I started singing along to a rock song I loved,which had the line “Misery loves me!”I quickly remembered,garbage in,garbage out, plus,your confession is your possession! With that, had to sare that song,and even changed stations! Thanks Pastor S,for teaching us to always attract God’s abundance. Yenyewe,that was an eye opener. Ubarikiwe sana!

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  13. Thanx Pastor S

    That message was just out to get me. Am a victim of what you’d call Mouth Diarhoea. I thank God for the message and its had such an impact in my life. its been such an eye opener and am making it a priority in my life to change my heart.

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  14. Hey Pst S,
    Thanks for the fantastic series… Its been an eye opener for me on many levels. I’ve been told over and over again that I’m really sarcastic, which can be taken as wit or just plain nasty depending on the person. I don’t even realise I’m being hurtful… I now know the problem is with my heart and I really want to change, with God’s help.

    Quick question, when you talk about surrender to God, what does that mean exactly? I just need to be clear…
    Thanks and God bless…

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  15. GEE- GEE Says:

    Pst S, I really thank GOD for you. that message was for me. the root of evil is the heart. for a long time i’ve misunderstood the scripture in Genesis that says ‘ it is not good for man to be alone…so we’ll make him a helper’. also ‘…and a man shall leave his mother and father(to be with his wife), and two shall become one’. because of this misconception i’ve always thought that i needed a man to complete me.i ended up getting into relationships, often unhealthy ones just to be ‘complete’. i forgot that Jesus said ” i will never leave you nor forsake you and will be with you till the end of time”

    My heart was frequently broken and wounded until i reached a point where i was bitter but didnt know it. the confessions of my tongue were a sign that things in my heart were not good.

    but on sunday when you mentioned the heart..its like GOD was speaking through you, to me. So i let go of my boyfriend of almost two years ( we were sleeping together..i was desparate to keep him so i gave in every time)..anyway GOD opened my eyes and i let him go. Now am at peace for the first time in years. All i need is JESUS and not a man. To GOD be the glory!!!!

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  16. Thank you pastor S for a wonderful series. I have been a serious perpetrator of crimes of the tongue until I irrevocably hurt someone that I truly loved some 3 years back. From that time, I promised myself to do the best I can to always watch the words I say coz truly the tongue is sharper than the sword. That has been quite successful for the longest time and I thank God for it. My temperament has improved and so has my life. I recently got involved with a wonderful girlfriend and she is the best gift God has given me and am truly greatful. The only problem is that she tends to interpret my calmness or lack of saying hurtful words as a weakness or a sign that I dont love her enough to lose my composure when she utters some hurtful words.
    The series reminded me of the journey ahead and a past that i never want to go back to even though i’m tempted every so often. Pray for me pastor that I hold steadfast and that my girlfriend will one day understand where i come from.
    Thanks Pastor S and the whole mavuno family.

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  17. GEE- GEE Says:

    By the way, its not like i dont want to marry someday, its just that there’s a GOD space/place in each of us that no man can fill.

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  18. Dear Pastor S,

    As I sat there listening to the sermon, as you spoke to ‘guilty as charged’ I said to myself “gal you not only need a mouthwash, you need a heartwash”. As you said, I just can zip my mouth I have to fix my heart. Where do I begin? Everyday I wake up and I truly want to please God in my words, thoughts and deeds but every day I fall, I look to God and say “Please transform me by the renewal of my mind”, every day I remember Paul’s words – The things I dont want to do I find myself doing, the things I ought to do, I do not do. So today I said a prayer:

    Lord I release myself to you,
    Please look at my heart,
    I am willing to live right,
    I desire to please you every day,
    Yet I have failed you in many ways.
    Here I am wondering to myself, what is all this about?

    Many days I wake up saying “today I will live right”
    Many days I go to bed, disappointed that I didnt,
    Many days I zip my mouth, just so that I dont hurt,
    Many days, I hurt people, by not speaking a word,
    Many days it seems like I am doomed if I do, and doomed if I dont.
    Many days I wonder – what is all this about??

    So Lord today I come to you and I surrender,
    I pray that you tame my tounge and guard the door of my lips,
    Today I pray that you enable me to guard my heart,
    Today I pray for the Spirit of the living God to go before me,
    That I will be everything You created me to be,
    That I will please you with my words and the meditations of my heart.

    In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

    Thanks Pastor S.

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  19. Scaling heights Says:

    I feel u Gee-Gee, on both comments. Indeed giving in to God on sunday felt like healing balm on a sore past. Traded my ashes in for beauty & as a result, that soft wounded centre, the Father is now moulding into His wonderful vessel.

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  20. Sehr Shon Says:

    I really enjoyed the sermon pastor s. the three G’s are a real challenge for me and am especially hung up on ‘Guard your heart’ which for me really speaks alot to the movies/music and people i expose myself to.
    So in as much as I have decided to guard what goes in am worried about what already inside ….how do I get it out?
    God bless !

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  21. @christy your prayer is beautiful!great piece :))

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  22. Pas S,
    On sunday you talked to me, i have been very bitter in my heart for sometime, but after hearing your sermon, i went home and realised that i am born again yet i have never surrendered completely to God because of fear that He will not do as I espect or as per my standards. My mind has been on the negative and i asked God to renew my heart, wash alway the filth that had filled my heart and my mind, the vengence that i felt i needed to melt on someone and all the bad things i have been thinking for those who have wronged me.

    I realised that i am the prisoner of my own thoughts, silent prayers and so many things. I knelt down and told God to clean my heart, wash it and to purify it, wash my mind, tranform it and its amazing what God did.

    I have surrendered fully to God and i let Him lead me where He wants me to go

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  23. The Crimes of the Tongue series was awesome and Mouthwash was so relevant!! I’ve been worried coz for me telling White Lies is so kawaida that i dont even feel guilty about it!! I was mostly feeling guilty about not feeling guilty!! And wondering whats up with me?? But now I know it’s a matter of Give in to God and let him fix my heart! Guard My Heart is also so true. But I question like Sehr Shon does – how do I get out what I already got into my heart in those unguarded days? Sometimes, they just pop into my mind!!

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  24. Good stuff.

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  25. Mungai & Wairimu Says:

    It was our first time to attend service at Mavuno though we live across the road. It was my wifes idea thanks to her.Pastor Simon you were a blessing to us bcoz the spirit led you to share a very important subject yet taken for granted by many.We regreted missing the earlier series but we just did’nt walk out empty handed,our hearts were nourished by the teachings & real life expereinces. God bless you Pastor Simon.We liked the way you brethrens conduct your service & making visitors feel at home especially the ingohoh part.
    M&W-P.C.E.A LA

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  26. Praise God for Pastor S.

    Pastor S, That was awesome. U know those things that gnaw at the innermost part of you, the core of YOU! That is how I can summarise the series. May the Lord continue to minister to us through you in such a simple yet deep n touching way. May you continue to preach the word as it is; what exactly we need to hear as opposed to what we want to hear. At the beginning, I had a visitor n I just told her; This Jamaa catches fire as the series goes on. Pastor S, you lived up to ur legacy. The series was over not with an anti climax but at/with such a high am still hanging up thereeeeee. Glory be to God.

    I thank God for Mavuno

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  27. I am totally blessed to know that I am forgiven not for I have done but for who I am, a sinner. Mouth wash just gave me a blessed assurance. God is at work in me I need to support him by being deliberate to much in every way I can. thank you pst S and God bless

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  28. I have had an issue with our Kenyan radio stations especially so with the morning shows; they kept feeding me with negative confessions; that it is OK to have affairs outside marriage, sexually pure lives are Impossible, it is OK to lie. After Pastor S preached this whole month on Crimes of the tongue, I realized just how much we have been opening ourselves to the devil’s lies allowing him to speak to us defeat therefore planting sins within our heart. One of the ways I have decided to fix my heart is by only allowing things that build me in – It also means ditching Maina Kageni and Kinga’ngi in the morning and for the few days, I am having very deep moment with the lord in the morning, I am actually able to achieve so much more during my day in the office and it is amazing just how choosing what to listen to has made a huge impact in my life. \

    Pastor S God bless you. I can’t wait for the next great season at Mavuno God is totally using our pastors to speak to this city.

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  29. Muhadhara Says:

    ….Thanks Pst. Simon…I especially loved the part of how do we fix our heart…through Giving it to God, Guard what comes in [like the nefarious content on Tv and Radio like Classic FM] and Grace to others through right confession and speaking….

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  30. I B Live Says:

    @ Ngile – you are so spot on! There is so much garbage that makes its way into our minds by default. Yet its not really by default – we do have a choice. Switch off the radio, switch off the tv. For a very long time I actually believed that its normal to have sex as long as you are grown up & responsible and people cheating is a part of life. Didn’t understand why people were making a big deal out of these things. But deep down inside I knew that was not quite right. After wallowing in enough garbage, I ditched radio and now only listen to Hope FM. I also spent 10 months with no tv (listening to breath of heaven every night) and that was the most liberating thing I have ever done. I was brainwashed, and now I believe in God and his word.

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  31. Traveller Says:

    You know pst s, you are right on point.
    God has blessed you with wisdome way beyond your years.
    Mouth wash is so spot on, it has hit home.
    Recently one of my juniors was really quiet, she is the life of the party kind of people. And her quietness got me wondering if she was ok. So during our morning pambazuka iI pulled her aside and asked her what was wrong and she said that she had decided not to be talking. She was afraid of huring people. I remembered your sermon on mouthwash and I simply told her to guard what comes out of her mouth and make sure that it blesses people and she could keep on talking with those principles in her at the back of her mind.

    keep on doing Gods work

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  32. Simply me... Says:

    What hit me real hard, was how Pastor Simon said in passing, “…..yes, we’ll make the services fun and interesting, but it doesn’t end there….” or something to that effect. It hit me that this is serious business and I hope many realize the same. In as much as many people attend Mavuno church for different reasons, it was very refreshing for Pastor Simon to clearly imply that there’s much more to it than just having great services and wonderful sermons.

    I’m very grateful and indeed refreshed to know that God is really concerned with such simple-looking/sounding things as what goes into or comes out of our hearts. The fruit says it all. Got me thinking, “What fruit do I really possess?” Wow! That’s a tough question, but I believe that walking with God one day at a time, as I soak myself in His word and will are sufficient…

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  33. Pastor Simon you are such a blessing. May God bless you and your family as you continue to bless and encourage us. The sermon series was spot on and very timely.

    @ KG – God is a faithful God. He is THE FAITHFUL GOD! He can be trusted and totally depended upon. He wants to be your Mighty Saviour and your Great Helper.

    @ Cindy – God wants us to live in dependence on Him. Surrendering to God in the mizizi language means dying to self. Gal 2:20

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  34. I really connected with the sermon on Sunday and I must say it was a great joy for me to discover that for the 14 months-today that I have been @ Mavuno God has really been fixing my heart, and He is not yet done with me! To Pst. S, may the Lord bless you. To the Mavuno Staff Team, you guys are just the best! God bless!

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  35. This July my whole self is renewed. not only by having graduated from Mizizi but the JULY sermon has wrapped it all.

    I am one person who is now thniking hard before saying a word from ma mouth coz i believe all that should come from ma mouth is LIFE.
    Tears rolled ma eyes as i could sing along the worship of SPEAKING LIFE to the next person.
    This has been ma line not this week but will forever. I SPEAK LIFE at all times and am glad with the help of THE HOLY SPIRIT i will maintain.

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  36. Sueallen Says:

    Hi Pastor S,

    I was really touched by your sermons. When I was growing up I saw my mum calling my sister all sorts of unthinkable and unprintable names because of her rebellious behaviours. With time she became worse and ended up having 4 children from different men just to prove to my mum that she is what she said she would be. I promised myself that I would not call my child any of those bad names. When I was expectant I would speak great things of my child and even named him success in my mother tongue. At the age of 9, my son’s life completely changed and he has become a role model around the world. This year he will be attending 2 big conferences in 2 different countries and another big one later in the year where he will be addressing Presidents around the world. How cool is God. I just want to share this message and confirm that there is power in the tongue. For those parents out there..be very careful with your tongue..bless that child and you will see great things.

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  37. hey pst.S.last Sunday wz my 1st tym 2 kam 2 mavuno & i wz trully blessed. I cnt wait 2 join u pple in celebrating ur 4th yr anniversary 2moro.

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  38. @ Sehr Shon and Weat:
    I know u directed your question to Pst. S but I’d like to try and answer u from my experience. I’m sure many of us (yes, myself included) already have trash in our hearts that need to be cleaned out as God’s Spirit begins to fill us. I learned from a previous sermon (I think it was a TV sermon by Joyce Meyer) that this is done through “[being] transformed by the renewing of [one’s] mind” (Romans 12:2). This in turn happens through what Pst. S really emphasized on during the series – KNOWING The Word. We can only know The Word if we STUDY it. When I first gave my life to Christ, I used to reeeaaally study Scripture and that changed me inside and out mpaka people around me were in shock!!! But a change in environment soon got me consumed in worldly affairs and I stopped studying it as fervently. Si I slowly but surely spiraled down from there?! I began to harbor thoughts that left me thinking “Lyn, was that you??” Jealousy, lust, bitterness, selfishness (and many others…) all began to take a front seat in my life once again. But after hearing that sermon and taking the necessary action, I’m now slowly (but surely) getting back on my feet as I begin to think ‘Christianly’ again. I now fight negative thoughts, emotions and lies from the Devil with Truths that speak life; Truths that could only come from The Word. So dig deep in The Word and see your heart (and mind and tongue and life…) get revolutionized!!!
    An important aspect of this I feel needs to be mentioned is that one should study it not out of obligation but out of a desire for God to show up and bring a show down in your life through mad transformation!
    Hope my ‘sermonette’ is of help 🙂

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  39. Glory to God! i just want to thank God for using u to reach out to the world for Christ. i dont attend your church but my house mate does n mavuno has changed him so much.he is in service n growing everyday in faith.he cant always wait to share in the sermons n cant stop talking bout the way mizizi changed him! my gratitude to all who are involved in making mavuno a success. your ministry is impacting more people than you know. God bless you!!

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