False Witnesses and Gossips Deut. 19:16-21

False Witnesses and Gossips Deut 19:16-21 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO I have seen, over the years, a terrible flaw in human nature that is prevalent even among Christians.  The flaw is intentional or unintentional lying about another person and it is often connected with gossiping.  You hear something, or you may...

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What Stirs Up Strife Prov. 28:25

What Stirs Up Strife Prov. 28:25 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO If you are striving with someone there is a root cause for the strife.  You can usually point to some of the contributing elements of the strife, but it is hard to get down to the root cause.  Generally, two people...

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Four Things to Avoid in Church Prov. 26: 17-21

Four Things to Avoid Prov. 26:17-21 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the Christian life, because you are associated with lots of other people in church and in fellowship, there are four things to avoid in church – these are things that plague churches – here are the four things to avoid: Avoid...

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A False Witness Prov. 25: 18

A False Witness Prov. 25:18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO A false witness is one who lies – generally, he lies about someone else to cause them harm – it is against the law to be a false witness – Ex 20:16 In this passage false witnesses are called a maul [a...

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Walls of a Godly Home: #2 Tame Your Tongue

James 3:1-16 Learn to Listen James 3:1-2 Be not many masters… You will never say anything worth saying until you learn to listen.  Seek to understand, not be understood.  If what you’re about to say can be summed up with the phrase, “And that’s why I’m right and you’re wrong!” then grow up....

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Backbiting and Paybacks Prov. 24: 28-29

Backbiting and Payback Prov. 24:28-29 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are two sins that can plague Christians – backbiting and paybacks. Backbiting is intended to destroy someone’s reputation and in the meantime make you look good – it is deceptive – the Pharisees did it to Jesus without cause out of...

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Gossips, Busybodies, and Talebearers

Gossips, Busybodies, and Talebearers Ecc.7:21-22  Webster’s 1828 definitions: Gossip – [Not found in your Bible] “One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.” Busybody – “One who officiously concerns himself with the affairs of others; a meddling person.” Talebearer – “A person who officiously...

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First in His Own Cause Prov. 18: 17

First in His Own Cause Prov. 18:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This proverb is classically illustrated by a child who tattles to Mom about a sibling’s misdeed or cruelty only to find after inquiry that the tattler was the one who started the whole thing anyway – he was first in...

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Talebearers Prov. 11: 13

Talebearers Prov. 11:13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO These are some of the most despicable people in Christianity – they are the gossips – they carry concealed weapons without a permit – their weapon is their tongue – a 6” tongue can drop a 6’ man quicker and more proficiently than a...

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How to Deal with Backstabbing Prov. 11: 9

How to Deal with Backstabbing Prov. 11:9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This is a tremendous verse of scripture with very practical implications for the believer – it tells you just how to handle bad press – and if you live a while as a Christian you are going to certainly get...

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