Contributed on Jan 16, 2004
This is the first in a series of messages dealing with the importance of our speech as followers of Christ.
KEEPING MY TONGUE ON THE CUTTING EDGE “The Little Problem” James 3:1-12 ILLUSTRATION: Perhaps you remember some of these ACTUAL descriptions of accidents that were written on insurance claim forms: § “I pulled form the side of the road, glanced at my Mother-In-Law, and headed for the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 30, 2004
This message is the second in the series and deals with the importance of truth, both biblically to God and practically towards us.
THE TRUTH BE TOLD Col 2:4 Exodus 20:16 INTRODUCTION: Here is an interesting bit of information I came across -- One of the most telling examples is our view of truth. In the 1960s, 65 percent of Americans said they believed the Bible is true; today that figure has dropped to 32 percent. Even ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2004
This message continues the series, and looks at the problems rumor and slander can bring into our lives, and how to deal witih these two "tongue" issues.
WALKING AROUND FOR WORDS “Controlling Rumor and Slander” Proverbs 11:13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. R.G. LeTourneau, the owner of a large earth moving equipment company, often told this story: “We used to have a scraper known as the model “G”. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2004
According to Scripture the “ego control mechanism” is the Word of God – the Bible. Uncontrolled egos have a way of slipping out in our speech. This message looks at 3 “slips of the tongue” regarding our ego.
WE ALL GOT ONE – IS YOURS TOO BIG? Romans 12:3 Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. INTRODUCTION: ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2004
This message deals with the reasons why we murmur, the problems of murmuring, and the solution for murmur
CROSSWORDS OF MURMURING EPH 4:25-31 Ephes. 4:25-31 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26"In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2004
This message deals with the specialness of God’s name and image in man.
LIFTING OUR SPEECH OUT OF THE GUTTER Ephesians 5:3-12 Exodus 20:7 INTRODUCTION: We live in an increasingly relativistic society. Decency has become a relative matter. We have warning labels on everything from video games to music CD’s. Yet, EVEN with those warnings, children, younger and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2004
This is the final message in the series and deals with the root of good speech -- our heart!
“Rooted in the Heart” Matthew 12:33-37 INTRODUCTION: We have spent several weeks looking at what the Scripture has to say concerning our speech and what we must avoid if we want to keep it on the cutting edge. Recently we have seen: 1. How explosive our tongue is. 2. The problems associated ...read more