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
Is it OK for professing Christians to use curse words or listen to music with profanity in it?
Am I Gossiping or Building Up?
You will kill gossip in the church if you have a church that won't listen to gossip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Do People Lie? They Love Themselves
And why do people lie? You don't have to think too hard about it. It's not rocket science here. If you want to boil it down, it comes down to this - it comes down to this desire: Man loves himself. It's selfish what's...
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.
Responding to Others Who Take God’s Name in Vain
How should we respond when we hear others take God's Name in vain? We live in a world that for the most part...
Vows, Oaths, Swearing
Jesus Christ forbids us from swearing and taking oaths in the well-known Sermon on the Mount.
Are You Sensitive to Being Overly Critical?
The Spirit of God can be easily grieved over our "small" sins. One sin that we need self-control over is being overly critical of others.
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.