Sins of the Tongue

James 3:2-8 If we cannot “tame the tongue,” (James 3:8), how can we control our speech? It is done by making sure our hearts are right (Proverbs 4:23; James 3:9-12). This lesson will address a few sins of the tongue and how to avoid them. False Teaching This is suggested in the immediate context (James […]

Dealing with Rumors

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 Rumors and Gossip Gossip isn’t necessarily referring to things that aren’t true — it’s repeating things that don’t need to be said that bring harm to someone The Scriptures condemn the work of a talebearer (Leviticus 19:16; Romans 1:29) Engaged in by those who have not found a more profitable use […]

Dealing with Sin

1 Corinthians 13:6-7 Dealing with sin must always involve love for truth so that sin is not tolerated, it is dealt with in God’s way, and that we are careful to deal with facts, rather than assumptions and rumors. Private Sin a Brother Commits Against You (Matthew 18:15-17) No one else is involved until you […]

The Danger in the “Small” Sins

Gossip – Romans 1:29; gossip demonstrates pride, lack of love Disobedience to Parents – Romans 1:30; shows a disrespect for authority in general Outbursts of Anger – Galatians 5:20; lack of self-control Cowardice – Revelation 21:8; lack of faith Lying – Revelation 21:8; shows one does not love the truth like they ought to