What Am I Saying | Part 3

What Am I Saying | Part 3

Our speech reveals a great deal about who we are. James has such challenging teaching about the use of our tongue! The Bible is clear that only a renewed heart (personal renewal) can produce pure speech. Since the tongue is so difficult to control those who control it can gain control of themselves in all other areas of life as well.

We have a quest through this series to create the best discipleship community that we can. How we speak to and about others is at the heart of our discipleship. The objective is to set standards of conduct in our speech, and raise you to attain them.

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Renewal

July 21, 2019
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  1. None
  2. SILENCE IS GOLDEN

  3. Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with

    their mouths shut, they seem intelligent. Proverbs 17:28 (NLT)
  4. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than

    to speak out and remove all doubt.
  5. None
  6. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will

    give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:36–37 (ESV)
  7. A truly wise person uses few words; a person with

    understanding is even-tempered. Proverbs 17:27 (NLT)
  8. Everyone should be slow to listen, quick to speak and

    even quicker to speak angrily. After all, if you aren’t speaking out loudly and angrily on social media about how terrible other people are how can you claim to be an ethical human being. Therefore spend all of your time judging others with your speech and pushing out with anger your opinionated word – this is what justifies you. James 1:19–21 (JTV)
  9. My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone

    should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:19–21 (NIV)
  10. Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep

    your mouth shut. Proverbs 10:19 (NLT)
  11. Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own

    hearts on your beds, and be silent. Psalm 4:4 (ESV)
  12. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where

    all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. John 8:1–11 (NIV)
  13. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the

    ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. John 8:1–11 (NIV)
  14. At this, those who heard began to go away one

    at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” John 8:1–11 (NIV)
  15. “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” Charles Caleb

    Colton
  16. “Silence is true wisdoms best reply.” Euripides

  17. “Do not waste your words on people who deserve your

    silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” Mandy Hale
  18. “Be silent or let thy words be worth more than

    silence.” Pythagorus
  19. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart

    be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 (ESV)