June 2nd – 5th, 2016
John Elmer, Lead Pastor
The quality of our communication determines the quality of our relationships.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Proverbs 10:11 p. 637
Keys to Healthy Communication
- Be positive.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 p. 1188
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 p. 644
- Ask questions and really listen.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry . . .
James 1:19 p. 1216
- Speak the truth in love.
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
Ephesians 4:15 p. 1175
- Have spiritual conversations.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect . . .
1 Peter 3:15 p. 1222
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 6:7 p. 182
Action Step: I will have a 10 minute conversation with the person in my family who I talk to the least.
Watch the full message here.