When he blessed his twelve sons, his words shaped their destinies and the future of Israel. Sermons from Proverbs Diary of a Wise Old Man (Proverbs 1:1-7) When You Need to Know, You'll Know (Proverbs 3:5-6) How to Make a Tough Decision (Proverbs 3:5-6) Purity: Staying Clean In A Dirty World (Proverbs 5) Hard Work: The Reason We Get Out of Bed (Proverbs 6:6-11) Thanksgiving 365 (Proverbs 15:16-17) How Can I Discover God's Will For My Life? So what can we do? Proverbs 18:21, ESV: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." The tongue is a “small part of the body” (James 3:5), yet Proverbs 18:21 says it “has the power of life and death.” John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, Texas. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. but a kind word cheers it up. So if it is juicy, secretive, or stirs up trouble, it’s probably gossip. (NIV). Proverbs 11:13 Gossip is juicy. Jesus! Wise words also spring forth from the heart (Prov 16:23). Demonstrating God's Presence In Business. ( B) Read full chapter. Will we eat the fruit of death? is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look. but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. (NIV). As one poster said, “Speak with integrity” and “Say only what you mean.” If Satan is the father of lies who is the truth? Proverbs: 18:21. Good words are not inherently good; they must be spoken at the appropriate time.” (Proverbs p. 571), Proverbs 15:23 We have the good news that Jesus died and rose again and whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). Our God is a talking God - a God who communicates with us and who creates by his words. There are more than 35,000 free videos, sermon prep resources, kids lessons, graphics packages, music, ministry tips, and more that you can download and use in your ministry. How can you know if your words are nuclear power or a barnacle slowing down the ship? he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. He would say, “Pastor, this is hard for me to say, but when you said that last week in the sermon, you didn’t mean it this way, but this is how some people took it.” Or, “Pastor, when you didn’t take time to talk to those folks, they were really hurt.” Without wood a fire goes out; At first it might seem like gossip doesn’t hurt anyone but it sows seeds of resentment. Proverbs 18:21 : S Ps 12:4. It takes wisdom to know when to speak and to know when to be quiet and listen (Prov 19:20; 26:9). Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 10:9 Speak words of life! Truthful words are words that accurately reflect reality—no distortion, no lies, no misrepresentation, no making yourself look better than you actually are, just a real picture of what’s really going on (Prov 14:25). It’s through him that we can have a true relationship with God. yet he did not open his mouth; I am made up of many muscles. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.. Ver. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Answer: “The tongue” is used throughout Scripture in both literal and metaphorical ways, especially in Psalms, Proverbs, and James. The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. She’s the woman with brown hair and a telephone. Maybe even when you saw the words “gossip” on the screen a face popped into your mind, someone you think is a gossip. they go down to the inmost parts. He died quietly to forgive us for all our noise. 25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, This is so because Jesus is the revelation (or word) of God. There’s something about gossip that makes it easier to identify when others are doing it, but incredibly difficult to admit when I’m doing it. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Or will we eat the fruit of life? Denomination: Pentecostal. ( A) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. are fervent lips with an evil heart. Talk less. Foolish words cause harm. See! Today you can get sued for defamation, for hurting a reputation. but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. (NIV) Your tongue can help grow healthy life-giving fruit, or it can burn down the forest (James 3:5-6). Gossip is what other people do… and let me tell you about it. These are paintings of actual people who lived in Stockton Massachusetts, Norman Rockwell’s friends and neighbors. 7 My mouth speaks what is true, Tell me more. No matter their ages, never underestimate the power of speaking a blessing over your children. Darth Vader’s hand is muffling the mouth of the officer who shared the plans to the Death Star. Or are they barnacles? What are foolish words? But Jesus can! Don’t play with poison. There is more hope for a fool than for them. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Jesus, the Son of God, the only one who has the right to speak, didn’t protest as he was lead to the cross, crucified, and died. Wise words are timely and…. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (NIV). We gossip to put others down and make ourselves feel big. I recently heard a sermon about gossip and I’ve felt convicted to try not to do it anymore. Tremper writes, “A wise word is one that is spoken at the right time. I think a better word for that is “misspoken.” Even worse than a lie is deceit. What’s on the inside will come out and hopefully it’s good. This means the things Jesus spoke are the things God spoke. so avoid anyone who talks too much. Proverbs 18:21: The Power of the Tongue: J. G. Dowling, M. A. Proverbs 18:21: The Power of the Tongue: John Sibree. Every word that comes out of your mouth should be a word of life, to edify, motivate, and bring comfort. It reflects the heart of Satan. Oh, I can’t believe that happened! Read full chapter. It’s said behind closed doors or in hushed voices. Jump to: Bible Study Tools • Parallel Bible Verse • Bible Contextual Overview • Bible Verse Review • Bible Cross-References • Gill's Bible Notes • Clarke's Bible Notes • Barnes' Bible Notes It’s almost always something negative (and I’d add personal). A lot is at stake in what we say today. This isn’t the perfect definition, but Proverbs helps us think it out one step further. Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. Proverbs 18:21: The Tongue an Agency of Good or Evil: H. Melvill. Jesus said that a man is not made unclean by what goes into his mouth, but by what comes out of it (Mt 15:11). Wise words are not just about being truthful. Read the story of our church here. When Director J.J. Abrams was filming Star Wars Episode VII he put up a poster at Pinewood Studios that said “Loose lips bring down starships” referencing posters from WWII. He’s the brunt of the gossip in the bottom right hand corner. Scripture: Proverbs 18:21, Psalms 141:3. Try it for 30 days FREE. You can see him getting upset at the woman who started it all. John 8:44b He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. Proverbs 16:28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, Sermon: Proverbs 18:21 The Tongue: A Matter of Life and Death Over in the United States, there’s a debate raging on the right to carry a concealed weapon. by John Hagee (January-01-2021), Deuteronomy 28:7 - John Hagee Daily Devotional (January-01-2021), 4 TYPES OF FRIENDS YOU MUST LET GO SO YOUR BLESSINGS AND OPEN DOORS CAN COME THIS YEAR - Christian Motivation, The Atmosphere of Change - TD Jakes sermons (January-01-2020), Joel Osteen - Keep Speaking Victory (January-01-2020), Message For Husbands & Single Men - TD Jakes (January-01-2021), Activate 2021 - Touré & Sarah Jakes Roberts (January-01-2021), Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 143:1-12, Proverbs 17:26. Apparently “spilling tea” is slang for gossip these days. Proverbs 11:11 Christ came to save the liars and gossips and slanderers and those who speak too much and have trouble listening. When Life and Relationships Are Difficult . (Stephen Mansfield – The EntreLeadership Podcast #303). One careless remark can open a wound that lasts a lifetime. Proverbs 18:21 Context. Gossip is when we tell information to people who can’t do anything about it (or shouldn’t do anything about it). - John Hagee (January-01-2021), "It's Time To Say Goodbye To Your Pain & Start Living!" Pastor Jonathan Romig preached this message at Cornerstone Congregational Church. Proverbs 8:6-8 A gossip betrays a confidence; 6 Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; John Hagee (June-25-2020) Daily Devotion: Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. 12:36, 37; [ch. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always crush my spirit.” Words can destroy relationships, but also institutions, like a business, government, or church. We have the power and the privilege to speak words like “I see great potential in you,” “I see a great leader in you,” “You are a difference maker,” “You are a world changer,” or “I see someone who is going to do amazing things.” Those blessings breathe affirmation and hope into our children’s hearts. and those who love it will eat its fruit. No one comes to the Father except through me. The words she speaks are the words God speaks, inviting us to speak words that mirror Christ’s goodness and character. Proverbs, Expository Sermons - From The Executable Outlines Series by Mark A. Copeland - Hundreds of free sermon outlines and Bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. The information is secretive and the act of telling is private. One of his most famous paintings is “The Gossips.” The painting starts at the top left with the gossip who shares her juicy tidbit, and you can watch as the news passes from one person to the next through a game of “telephone.” See how it takes two to gossip. Lady folly represents Satan, sin, and his powers, which are completely different than God’s goodness. Proverbs 25:23 A lie is anytime we intentionally say something that isn’t true. Foolish words cause harm but…. for my lips detest wickedness. Words can give us life or slow us down. But where do lies and deceit come from? Memory Verse: Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Bible Lesson: Proverbs-The Power of Words (Begin with prayer) Play the guessing game ‘What am I’? Tongues can be weapons of mass destruction, launching holocausts and wars. It’s secretive in nature. The power of the prophetic blessing is released through your supernatural proclamation based upon the Word of God. Anybody's words are spirit; Jesus is not the only one whose words are spirit . Inevitably you’re going to have a conversation sometime soon that you will think might be gossip. (NIV), When you need private advice who do you go to that you know will keep your confidence? But we do. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). (NIV). Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, It’s interesting. This painting recently sold for $8.5 million. Worship – Sundays @ 10:30am and a gossip separates close friends. The Power Of The Tongue-- Proverbs 18:21-- Joy Gee-- 2007. Let’s make visitors sense our love and support for each other (Eph 4:29; Titus 3:2). May the words that you speak always be filled with the light and life of God to benefit and bless others. 8 All the words of my mouth are just; When Jacob laid his hand upon each son, those young men were not yet mighty or distinct in any way. But he won’t leave us that way. 21. In our series on Proverbs we’ve encountered lady wisdom who speaks what is good and true. When our hearts are in the right place we’re going to talk differently. Proverbs 18:21 : Matt. Jesus is God’s word come to rescue us. In addition to the lectionary resources there are thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources... Signup for FREE! Be that person. Say, “Can we pause this conversation? she is simple and knows nothing. What do you think?” Hopefully this will spark a conversation without accusing anyone. without a gossip a quarrel dies down. The one that we love we will eat the fruit of. Death and life are in the power of the tongue.] Our words are going to give life. Gossip can be a lie, a made-up or twisted story, it can also be true, but it’s always something “juicy.” It’s sweet. Are your words the nuclear energy that gives your family, friends, workplace, and church power? You can download a PDF copy of this sermon above, which includes endnotes and references, or share it through Apple podcasts or Google Play Music. Words have great power to bless and to curse. Proverbs 15:30 Scripture: Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Deceit is when we intentionally mislead someone, with or without a lie. (NIV). So what type of words will we say? 21. Sometimes we need to speak truth to someone but can’t do so right away. It’s through Jesus that we can hear God. Isaiah 53:7 (Prov 18:21) The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Christian Ed. (NIV). Lady wisdom is a metaphor for God himself one day fulfilled in Jesus (Matt 11:19). As a new church we have the opportunity to create a new culture, a new DNA. John Hagee (August-19-2020) Daily Devotion: Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit A miracle in your mouth is waiting to be spoken into existence! I’ve taken what I’ve learned from Proverbs about gossip and summarized it with Four Questions to Identify Gossip: Proverbs 18:8 It’s about character. With Jesus there’s no shadow, no deceit, no gossip, just truth (James 1:17). He came to change us. Call us at 888-634-2038. Learn To Use Your Mouth Wisely. He was oppressed and afflicted, Some negative confessions may block the blessing that the Lord has already appointed for us. One of the ways we can encourage each other is by sharing good news. Proverbs 12:19 21 The tongue has the power of life and death, ( A) and those who love it will eat its fruit. (describe the frog, his coloring, how you came to have him, and so on) His name is _____. (NIV), You’re more likely to lie or misspeak or gossip if you’re not listening and talking too much. (NIV). (NIV). Your tongue can help grow healthy life-giving fruit, or it can burn down the forest (James 3:5-6). If you say a prayer, you don’t even have to say it out-loud, of repentance and faith in him, if you tell him you believe him and everything written about him, he will come and rescue you, give you eternal life, and begin to change you from the inside out. Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain Wise words are truthful, timely, trustworthy, and…. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. 4:23; 12:13] Listen more. Proverbs 26:24-26 (NIV), If you yell “I love you!” at your spouse at 5am it might be true but it’s not going to go over well (Prov 27:14). If you’re someone who lies or distorts the truth, it’s time to get your heart checked. A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— Let The Words of My Mouth. Learn more Start my trial Back . Material: a frog Our visitor in class this morning is this cute little frog. B. Whatton, LL. Proverbs 18:21. When that happens here’s what you should do. So if you’re prone to gossip, the cure is loving God and finding your satisfaction in him. Folly is an unruly woman; Proverbs 17 Proverbs 19 ... Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Let’s read Proverbs 18:20-21, “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”These verses illustrate the truth of Galatians 6:7-8, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. However, the words that Jacob spoke in heavenly places were brought into their lives for the unfolding of God’s plan. He depicted normal scenes in everyday life. What we do with our words can bring our starship down too. Read verse in King James Version Proverbs 8:6-8 19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. Let’s create a culture of encouragement. Lies and deception are foolish words. That’s what gossip is, a spilling of secrets (Prov 11:13). (NIV). But the best way to tell if something is gossip is to examine the heart. If you need changing, let’s take a moment to silently pray to receive Christ’s forgiveness… amen. (NIV). Your ears perk up. We have so many ways we can speak life into each other’s lives. Truthful lips endure forever, 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. Culture Wars. Well I want to take that face and replace it with your own and ask yourself, “Do I gossip?” and “How do I gossip?” It helps to define gossip. Gossip reflects a heart-attitude of restlessness and dissatisfaction with what God has given us. 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