How We Talk To One Another In the Church Matters (12-03-2023)

“How We Talk To One Another In the Church Matters”

Message given by Peter McNaughton on December 3rd, 2023

Matthew 12:36-37
“… But I tell you that for every careless word that people speak, they will give an account of it on the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also they become gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse person spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:9
One who conceals an offense seeks love,
But one who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 26:20-22
For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no gossiper, quarreling quiets down.
21 Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
So is a contentious person to kindle strife.
22 The words of a gossiper are like dainty morsels,
And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

2 Timothy 3:3
… unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good …

Titus 3:1-2
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, 2 to slander no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing every consideration for all people.

Exodus 17:3
But the people were thirsty for water there; and they grumbled against Moses and said, “Why is it that you have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”

1 Corinthians 10:10-11
Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

James 5:9
Do not complain, brothers and sisters, against one another, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

Colossians 3:9
Do not lie to one another, since you stripped off the old self with its evil practices…

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, ridding yourselves of falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, because we are parts of one another.

1 Timothy 1:4
… nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to useless speculation rather than advance the plan of God, which is by faith, so I urge you now.

Colossians 4:6
Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you also are doing.

1 Corinthians 14:1-5
Pursue love, yet earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For the one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people, but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for edification, exhortation, and consolation. … 4 The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but the one who prophesies edifies the church. 5 Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but rather that you would prophesy; and greater is the one who prophesies than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edification.

1 Corinthians 14:26
What is the outcome then, brothers and sisters? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. All things are to be done for edification.

1 Corinthians 14:31-33
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; 32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; 33 for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.