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Communication - a Biblical Approach


1. Key Texts. Pr 10:11-14,18-21; 25:11-14; 26:17-28; Jas 3:1-8.

2. Communication

a. The Power of Words. Pr 11:9; 12:18; 15:4; 18:21; Mt 12:37; Jas 3:1-8.

b. The Value of Words. Pr 20:15; 25:11-14.

c. The Source of Words. Pr 6:12; 15:28; 16:23,24; Mt 12:34.

3. Handling Communication Properly

a. Be Listening. Pr 18:13; 19:20; Jas 1:19.

b. Do Not Talk Too Much. Pr 10:19; 13:2,3; 17:27-28; Ec 10:12-14; Col 4:6.

c. Do Not Nag. Pr 21:19; 26:21.

d. Do Not Meddle. Pr 26:27.

e. Do Not Gossip. Pr 11:13; 20:19; 26:20.

f. Do Not Brag. Pr 14:23; 27:2.

g. Be Slow to Speak. Pr 15:28; 29:20; Jas 1:19.

h. Be Wise in Timing. Pr 15:23; Eph 4:29.

i. Admit Wrongs. Pr 29:23; Jas 5:16.

j. Do Not Lie. Ps 34:13; Pr 12:19,22; 26:18,19; Eph 4:15,25.

k. Do Not Respond in Anger. Pr 15:1; Eph 4:26.

l. Avoid Quarrels. Pr 17:14; 20:3.

4. Communication Guidelines

a. Set a Guard over my Lips. Ps 141:3.

b. Deliver me from Lying Lips. Ps 120:3.

c. May my Lips Offer up a Sacrifice of Praise. Heb 13:15.

d. Let me Speak Encouragingly. Eph 4:29.

e. Bride my Tongue. Jas 1:26.