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A Muzzled Mouth

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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?

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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?

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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

1:02:22

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

45:52

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?

1:06:28

Am I Gossiping or Building Up?

You will kill gossip in the church if you have a church that won't listen to gossip.

Cussing Christians?

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Cussing Christians?

Is it OK for professing Christians to use curse words or listen to music with profanity in it?

Your Adversary, the Slanderer

50:07

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)

1:20:36

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.

Jim Orrick, Encountering God through Expository Preaching, pg 164