Speaking Like No Other
Another garment of the old man that we need to put off is rotten, corrupt language. Our tongue can do tremendous good or unspeakable evil.
Why Do People Lie? They Love Themselves
Why do people lie? It all comes down to this desire: People love themselves. This excerpt is from the full sermon, "Put Off Lying & Falsehood".
Put Off Lying & Falsehood
The Bible calls us to put off the old man with his practices, and one practice, in particular, is lying. Interestingly, one of the reasons Paul tells us to put off lying is because we are members of one another.
Speaking the Truth in Love
And one of the primary joints that will hold us together is speaking the truth in love to one another.
Think It Through First Before Responding
For the believer, it is important to not react rashly or in haste; and to end up only having regret about what we said.
A Muzzled Mouth
The sins of the tongue are easiest to commit and most subtle of all. How often they are engaged ignorantly! And we know it not until we begin to reap their bitter fruits.
How Do You Respond to Personal Slander?
The psalmist finds himself in a position we all commonly share at times. He is being slandered. His words and actions have been misrepresented and his character maligned.
Do Your Words Fit the Occasion?
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Learn from Christ’s Speech and How He Spoke
In Ephesians 4, Paul calls us to learn of Jesus Christ and to be taught how to speak through beholding Him.
No One Can Say “Jesus is Lord” Except in the Holy Spirit
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says 'Jesus is accursed!' and no one can say 'Jesus is Lord' except in the Holy Spirit.
Am I Gossiping or Building Up?
You will kill gossip in the church if you have a church that won't listen to gossip.
Is it OK for professing Christians to use curse words or listen to music with profanity in it?
Your Adversary, the Slanderer
Your adversary the devil(the slanderer) prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Christian Maturity Part 1 (Taming the Tongue)
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles. - Proverbs 21:23 This you know, my beloved brethren but everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; - James 1:19
You ought never to immediately send a harsh, rebuking letter or text message to someone, especially if you have written it in the heat of emotion. Let the message sit overnight. Let your passions cool, and then read the message again before you send it. This practice will save you much heartache that might otherwise spring from a hasty rashness.