I think it’s pretty safe to say that we ALL could really use some better Understanding in Knowing that there is some Serious Power in the WORDS that WE SPEAK! (For Example…) Our WORDS have the Power to Give Life… but our WORDS also have the Power to Take Life! (Jesus once said…) "Out of the overflow of the heart - the MOUTH SPEAKS!” -- So we’ve been taking the past few weeks here at COC to talk a little more about the WORDS we often Speak - and then attempting to get a little better in our own lives with a few of those areas… in a Series we’ve called MY BIG FAT MOUTH! We’re heading into our Last Week this week here at COC – Don’t Miss It! (And…) Bring A Friend Too!
Sunday Snapshot… (4) GOSSIPING
Proverbs 6:16-19… There are Six Things the Lord Hates – no… Seven Things He DETESTS: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a FALSE WITNESS WHO POURS OUT LIES… a PERSON WHO SOWS DISCORD IN A FAMILY!
Rick Warren… “GOSSIP is when we’re talking about Something with Somebody – WHO'S NEITHER… Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution!”
How to Overcome the SIN of GOSSIP... (In Your Conversations)
1. ARE YOU BEING HELPFUL OR HURTFUL?
2. ARE YOU MAKING PRIVATE MATTERS PUBLIC?
3. ARE YOU PERMITTING OTHERS TO GOSSIP?
Not only is it WRONG to SPEAK the GOSSIP… it’s also WRONG to LISTEN to the GOSSIP! (Because...) WHAT YOU PERMIT… YOU PROMOTE!
See You Sunday Celebrators… (9a / 10:45a)
RunTheRace! (Heb 12:1-2)