Taming The Tongue

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Sermon by Mike Smith

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  • 6/15/2008
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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Some Simple Facts…
      • Foul language appears in many different areas of our lives. (Work, school, public)
      • The multitude of those who use curse words, use them as their regular vocabulary
      • Most of these people are ignorant of or are blatantly disregarding God’s words about our speech.
  • 3.
    • Does It Really Matter What I Say?
    • Your speech determines whether you are evil or good. Matthew 12:34-35
    • We will give account of every word that we speak. Matthew 12:36-37
  • 4.
    • Does It Really Matter What I Say?
    • Christians are to put away profane language. Ephesians 4:29; 1 Peter 2:1
    • It is the ungodly that use such inappropriate talk. Psalm 10:4, 7
  • 5.
    • Does It Really Matter What I Say?
    • The same mouth should not speak blessing and cursing.
    • James 3:8-12; Colossians 4:6
    • Jokes or foolish talking that is filthy must be avoided by saints. Ephesians 5:3-4
  • 6.
    • How Can I Solve This Issue?
    • We need to know when to close our mouth in avoiding sins of the tongue. Psalm 39:1
    • Remember that you are seeking things above. Colossians 3:1-11
  • 7.
    • How Can I Solve This Issue?
    • We need to purify our hearts and be willing to put away the perverse lips. Proverbs 4:23-24
    • We can control the heart by meditating on pure things. Philippians 4:8-9
  • 8.
    • How Can I Solve This Issue?
    • Our goals and personal decisions must place spiritual endeavors first.
    • Acts 24:16; 1 Cor. 10:32
    • May we pray and work that our lives be free of all offenses.
    • Philippians 1:9-11
  • 9. Application:
    • While our mouths can be used to glorify God and edify others, it is obvious that by our words we can be condemned.
    • Let us determine to bless others and give thanks and praise to God all the days of our lives.
    • You can call on the Lord today.
      • Are you sure that you have washed away your sins? Acts 22:16
  • 10. Confess The Name of Jesus!
    • Call on the name of Jesus obeying the gospel of salvation. Rom. 1:16-17
    • Hear Him – Mt. 17:5; Heb. 5:9
    • Believe – John 8:24
    • Repent – Luke 13:3
    • Confess – Mt. 10:32-33
    • Baptized – Mark 16:16
    • Then, Be Faithful – Matthew 24:13