It is truly amazing that one of the human body's smaller muscles - the tongue - can be as edifying, or devastating as it is. James says in 3:1-12 that by using the gift of speech, one can praise the Lord initially, and then curse those made in His likeness a moment later. What is just as amazing is ..
A Faith That Works, Part 12: The Power of Words
by Bill Hybels
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A researcher found that 80 percent of people who lose their job don't do so because of incompetence; it's because they don't know how to relate to other people around them effectively. James addresses three instructions that, if followed, can reduce the possibility of that scenario down to zero. In ..
A Faith That Works, Part 5: Relational Fundamentals
by John Ortberg
Most of us in this place take the Scriptures very seriously, don't we? When the Bible lays down rules that prohibit us from mistreating other people, we usually do our very best with God's help to cooperate with those rules, .. I think, .. but every once in awhile each of us would benefit from viewing ..
Age of Rage, Part 3: Responding to the Anger of Others
The premise of this sketch is a television show called "Date of the Weak" in which two "sportscasters", a male and a female, provide a play-by-play of a dinner date between Mike and LuAnne. Using typical sportscaster language, they assess every action and response of the dating couple. Much of the ..
Date of the Weak
by Judson Poling
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The explosion in divorce rates, along with the rise of stepfamilies, unrelated guardians, unmarried couples, gay parents, surrogate mothers, and grandparents serving as primary caretakers have left the American culture scratching its head over what this thing called family really is. There has never ..
Facing New Realities, Part 2: The Post-Walton Family
The power of a minute
the time it takes to impact a child and put something into the bank of his or her self-worth. It's so easy to tear down a child with criticism or abusive words or actions toward them. But, conversely, praise, compliments, encouragement, a smile-all can give a child something ..
Family Series 2012: Part 3
by Dr. Wess Stafford
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As this humorous and creative scene begins we are peeking in on a programming team meeting. However, very quickly we see this situation is far from typical when one group member tells the drama script writer about her script: You're not getting better but you are getting longer!, a bell rings and ..
For Whom the Bell Dings
by Mark Demel
The tongue wields amazing power. It can speak words that bring affirmation and encouragement and love; but it can also speak words that hurt and leave lasting scars on those at whom the words are directed. It has the power to do great amounts of soul damage to the very people that Jesus gave his life ..
Fuel: Study of James, Part 5: Open Wide and Say Ahhh
by Gene Appel
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Whether we've been the recipient or the giver of words that are expressed through name calling, blaming, generalizing, criticism, or anger, we need to understand that words shape the way our spiritual lives do or do not progress. It's important to know how to balance our verbal disciplines so we control ..
Fuel: Study of James, Part 6: The Power of Words
by Dr. Henry Cloud