Sermon Date: February 11th, 2018 Preacher: Ryan Fullerton Text: Ephesians 4:17-32
In this sermon, we received four principles from Eph. 4:29 that should guide how we use the tongue: 1) No corrupting talk; 2) Only Upbuilding; 3) Occasion fitting; 4) Grace giving.
1. Pastor Ryan taught how our words may feel sweet when we’re saying them but may actually be cutting and hurtful. What instruction did he give on dealing with corrupting speech?
2. The only right use of the tongue should be to build one another up, and this should not be limited to saying what is comfortable. What does it look like to build someone up while confronting someone about their sin? How has this gone for you in the past? Describe how the person was built up.
3. In the sermon we heard how important the timing and context of our words are (occasion fitting). Read 1 Thess. 5:14. Describe ways you have confused these commands with your speech (admonished the fainthearted, encouraged the idle, etc.) because you were more committed to ‘upholding truth’ than laboring to understand the person and applying the right truth to the situation.