“Don’t Talk With Your Mouth Full”

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This weekend, the words of James challenge us to be quick to listen slow. Yes, you read that right. There is an element of irony in James’s words, because the fact of the matter is you can’t listen quickly. You can’t listen quickly if you do it right. But you can be quick to listen. Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply. The words of James don’t bring us here us here to hand us shame, but rather, hope. And to hand us a new way to love people in conversation. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you and speak in such a way that others love to listen to you.

HOMEWORK

Book Recommendation: “Everybody Wins” by Gary Chapman (Maybe you need some structure for these conversations!)

Pick a person – Pick a person this week and restart a conversation in a new way.

Verse: Proverbs 17:27 – The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint and whoever has an understanding is even-tempered.

Primary text: James 1:19
Other texts in this message: Proverbs 2:1-5, Proverbs 4:20-21, Proverbs 5:1-2, 1 Corinthians 13:4-23, Proverbs 18:2, Proverbs 18:13, Proverbs 17:27

WORSHIP SONG LIST

Cornerstone written by Edward Mote, William B. Bradbury, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, and Reuben Morgan

Ever Be written Bobby Strand, Chris Greely, Gabriel Wilson, and Kalley Heiligenthal

Praise the Name of Jesus written by Roy Hicks, Jr.

What a Beautiful Name written by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood

SEARCHABLE  CONTENT

Proverbs 2:1-5, Proverbs 4:20-21, Proverbs 5:1-2, 1 Corinthians 13:4-23, Proverbs 18:2, Proverbs 18:13, James 1:19, the Way of Wisdom, James, Tara Ross, Speak, Listen, Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak, Slow to Become Angry, Plato, Stephen Covey, Proverbs 17:27, Everybody Wins

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