Contributed on Aug 25, 2008
First sermon in a series of the use and abuse of the tongue.
Communicating with words is one of the distinguishing marks of human existence. It makes possible the clearest level of understanding, the con¬serving and transmission of knowledge from the past, and the sharing of information from one intelligent being to another. Like so many aspects of human ...read more
Contributed on Aug 27, 2008
Second in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.
On Saturday, June 22, 2002, the scheduled game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field was cancelled because of an eerie discovery. The Card’s ace pitcher was found dead in a Chicago hotel room. Thirty-three-year-old Darryl Kile, who wore num¬ber 57, had been a major ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2008
Third sermon in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.
"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 8, 2008
Fourth sermon in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.
It should be the goal of every Christian to make sure that they avoid the tragedy of having a saved soul, but living a wasted life. This is the subject of our passage for today. James speaks to us about getting "real religion," that is, how to make sure we live out our faith in such a way that our ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2008
Fifth sermon in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.
The religious leaders of Jesus’ day had developed a curious hierarchy of oaths, which were categorized in such a way that some oaths were considered more binding than others. This is illustrated by what Jesus had to say to the Scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23:16-22 (read passage). These oaths ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2008
Sixth sermon in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.
Communication has been referred to as a “fine art.” Indeed, learning to communicate effectively to others is a life long pursuit. But it is a worth¬while pursuit. God calls upon His people to learn how to effectively communicate. In fact, He calls upon us to recognize that learning to effectively ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2008
Final sermon in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.
As I prepared for today’s sermon, I must confess to you that the original title I had in mind was “Making God Mad.” I felt that this was a sermon that I felt I was especially qualified to preach given the fact that I was sure my behavior had frustrated my heavenly Father on many an occasion. But ...read more