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Hush Yo Mouth (II) Ephesians 4:29, 31; 5:4 Lying Major concern for it undermines families, communities and nations Proverbs 6:17 The Seven Deadly Sins.

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2 Hush Yo Mouth (II) Ephesians 4:29, 31; 5:4

3 Lying Major concern for it undermines families, communities and nations Proverbs 6:17 The Seven Deadly Sins (May 06)

4 Preventing Profanity God is concerned with how His people speak Eph. 4:29; 5:3-4 Some believers today do not consider this to be an issue of concern

5 Preventing Profanity It is part of the fabric of culture It has become more prevalent in the past twenty years Some pastors use profanity in their messages

6 Preventing Profanity 1.A distinguishing mark of Gods people –Where we find something mentioned in the Bible is important –Issue of profanity addressed in the household rules (Col. 3:8; Eph)

7 Preventing Profanity 1.A distinguishing mark of Gods people –As Gods new people we are to reflect a new way of life –As Gods new people we are to be a point of light in the darkness

8 Preventing Profanity 1.A distinguishing mark of Gods people –Clarifications –It is for us. We are not the worlds language police

9 Preventing Profanity 1.A Distinguishing Mark (Clarifications) –It is not our only distinguishing mark –It is not an area where we can contextualize –What we dont do is often very powerful

10 Preventing Profanity 2.Reasons Behind the Rules –Profanity fits usually in one of three categories –Related to God –Related to Sex –Related to Bodily Functions

11 Preventing Profanity God – His character is revealed in His name(s) –We can misrepresent Him when we misuse His name –His name is not common (Exodus 20:4)

12 Preventing Profanity Sexuality –Sex is intended by God as a beautiful expression of love, tenderness and oneness –It is beautiful, special and holy –To speak of it in profanity cheapens it, begins to treat people as objects

13 Remember the Principles Reveals if we are saved Reveals if we are maturing Unleashes passions – the tongue inflames the passions. To speak of sex in vulgarity lessens our resistance to acts of immorality

14 Preventing Profanity Bodily Function –There are some things best kept private –We do not want to be vulgar or common –We are seeking to show a better way

15 Preventing Profanity 3.Guidelines for Right Speech –Prayer and the Word of God – Be filled with the Holy Spirit will solve many problems –Right Company – 1 Cor. 15:33 –Accountability


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