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Holding Your Tongue without Losing Your Head

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PowerLunch Presentation, Todd Linn, First Baptist Church, Henderson Kentucky

PowerLunch Presentation, Todd Linn, First Baptist Church, Henderson Kentucky

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Our Words at the Workplace “ Holding Your Tongue Without Losing Your Head”
  • 3. “ When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his Tongue is wise” (Proverbs 10:19)
  • 4.
    • “ I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job” – George Bush during his first Presidential campaign
    • “ I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy. But that could change.” – Dan Quayle
    • “ My fellow Americans, I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” — Ronald Reagan, about to go on the air for a radio broadcast, unaware that the microphone was already on .
  • 5. A Study from the Book of Proverbs . . .
  • 6. (1) Know that Your Tongue is Powerful and Dangerous
    • “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise” (Proverbs 10:19)
    • “ . . . A gentle tongue can break a bone” (Proverbs 25:15)
    • “Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own” (Proverbs 26:17)
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control” (Proverbs 29:11)
  • 9.
    • On a Friday evening, just as the light turned green, his car stalled. All his efforts to start it again, failed. A chorus of honking instantly arose from the cars behind him.
    • Feeling as frustrated as everyone else eager to get home for the weekend, he finally got out of his car and walked to the car behind him.
  • 10.
    • He waited for the driver to roll down his window, then said, “I’m sorry, but I can’t seem to get my car started. If you’ll go up there and give it a try, I’ll stay here and blow your horn for you.”
  • 11. (2) Refrain from Using Your Tongue to Gossip
    • “ A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret” (Proverbs 11:13)
    • “ A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much” (Proverbs 20:19)
  • 12.
    • “ Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down” (Proverbs 26:20)
  • 13. (3) Restrain Your Tongue in Order to be a Better Listener
    • “ A Prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly” (Proverbs 12:23)
    • “ A man uses knowledge with restraint . . .” (Proverbs 17:27)
  • 14.
    • “ He who answers before listening—that is his folly and his shame” (Proverbs 18:13)
    • “ Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (Proverbs 29:20)
  • 15. (4) Choose Words and Use Words Carefully and Thoughtfully
    • “A Gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1)
    • “Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue” (Proverbs 17:28)
    • “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity” (Proverbs 21:23)
  • 16.  
  • 17. (5) Use Your Tongue in order to Encourage Others
    • “ . . . How good is a timely word!” (Proverbs 15:23)
    • “ Let another praise you, and not your own mouth, someone else, and not your own lips” (Proverbs 27:2)
  • 18. Review . . .
    • Know that Your Tongue is Powerful and Dangerous
    • Refrain from using Your Tongue to Gossip
    • Restrain Your Tongue in order to be a Better Listener
    • Choose Words and Use Words Carefully and Thoughtfully
    • Use Your Tongue in to Encourage Others
  • 19. Does all of this sound impossible?
  • 20. James 3:7-8 . . .
    • For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.
    • But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
  • 21.
    • “No MAN can tame the tongue . . .”
    • But GOD Can!
    • Each day ask God to help you . . .
    • Pray, “Dear God, Please guard my tongue and guide my speech. Let me say only things that encourage others and glorify You.”
  • 22.