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Mentoring #6—Mentoring Words

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword. But the tongue of the wise brings healing. … A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit. Proverbs 12:18; 15:4 As kids we heard that “sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never … Continue reading

Team #3—Needed Grace

Do not let any rotten word proceed from your mouth, but only what is good for servicing someone’s need, in order to give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 Gracious words can flow from the joy of our hearts, through others’ ears, to the joy of their hearts. This is amazing! It’s also daunting. … Continue reading

Civility #8—Civil Praise

I am not ashamed of the gospel because the power of God to save is available to everyone, regardless of ethnic or cultural background. Romans 1:16 Yahweh, place a guard on my mouth! Protect the opening of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to evil speech as a way to participate in sinful … Continue reading

Civility #6—Life-Giving Civility

Do you want to really live? Would you love to live a long, happy life? Then make sure you don’t speak evil words or use deceptive speech! Turn away from evil and do what is right! Pursue peace and promote it! Psalm 34:12–14 Isolation inspires insanity—and death! Cut off from positive human interaction, we human … Continue reading

Civility #1—Irreproachable Communication

I am not responsible for how others communicate their thoughts and opinions as they respond to me. I am responsible, however, for how my communication style contributes to our relational environment. I am responsible for both the content and the character of my speech. I am responsible for the motive and the manner and the … Continue reading

Peace #6—Intentional Peace

Do you want a lifetime of good times? Then don’t speak evil or treacherous words! Turn away from evil and do what is good! Seek peace and pursue it! Psalm 34:12–15 “Accidental peace,” if not exactly an oxymoron, is such an incongruous pairing that Scripture never suggests its existence. Instead, peace occurs as we intentionally … Continue reading

Speech #7—Persuasively Sweet

The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:22-23 Godly wisdom is the ability to see and to seek what will bring us the greatest happiness for the longest time. So it’s no surprise … Continue reading

Speech #6—Self-Preserving Speech

Laying aside falsehood, speak truth, to one another, for we are members of one another. … Let no rotten word proceed from your mouth, but only such as is good for edification, according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:25 & 29 God has so … Continue reading

Speech #5—Approved Speech

The mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. Good people out of their good treasure bring forth what is good; and evil people out of their evil treasure bring forth what is evil. … By your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned. Matthew 12:35-37 When we … Continue reading

Speech #4—Guarded from Sin

I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue. I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle, while the wicked are in my presence. Psalm 39:1 “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.” This aphorism is as true in the context of our relationship with God, as it is in … Continue reading