Presentation on theme: "Matt. 12:37 “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Eccl. 3:7 “...a time to keep silence, and a time to speak”"— Presentation transcript:
Matt. 12:37 “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Eccl. 3:7 “...a time to keep silence, and a time to speak”
1 Pet. 3:15 1 Pet. 3:15 - “ready to give an answer” Sometimes we don’t know the answer ~ bluff our way through answer or ~ study and find the answer
Family - spouse, parents, children Jn. 13:34 “ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. ” In the Church
We often make mistakes Jesus did no wrong - 1 Pet. 2:22 Rom. 3:23 “For all have sinned...” Must not be afraid to say these words
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong"; when a loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault." Vince Lombardi - Vince Lombardi
“There may be virtue in the man who’s always sure he’s right, Who will never hear another’s plan And seek no further light; But I like more the man who sings A somewhat more different song;
Who says when he has messed up things, I’m sorry; I was wrong It’s hard for anyone to say That failure’s due him – That he has lost the fight or way Because his lights burned dim.
It takes a man aside to throw The vanity that’s strong, Confessing, “Twas my fault, I know; I’m sorry, I was wrong.” And so, I figure, those who use This honest, manly phrase,
Hate it too much their way to lose On many future days. They’ll keep the path and make the fight, Because they do not long to say when they’re not right – I’m sorry; I was wrong” - Herald of Light
In discussions about the Bible False or inaccurate information given Mk. 7:1-23 Jesus did this – Mk. 7:1-23 Acts 15:1-2 Paul & Barnabas - Acts 15:1-2 “laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men” “And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question”
Lk. 17:3 Lk. 17:3 “...if he repents, forgive him.” Christians can be at odds with each other Should not be afraid to express sorrow for our mistake Never easy, always difficult, and always necessary
Hear it often in stores Do we hear it in the church ? Are you willing to help in the work ?
“ ” “Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability” - Bear Bryant - Bear Bryant
In Bible 13 times 5 times insincerely 3 times non-personal 5 times because men got caught David and Prodigal Son “I have sinned”
Hardest 3 words in Bible and Life I have sinned, but my sin is not worse than yours I have sinned, but you did it I have sinned, but it is because of my disease or disorder
Prodigal and David Blamed Nobody Accepted total responsibility Ps. 51 David said; “I have sinned against Thee” Modern psychologists would give this advice to Prodigal and David: “Your sick, its not your fault”
“I don’t Know” “I Love You” “I was wrong” “I don’t agree” “Please forgive me” “Can I Help” “I have sinned”
Prov. 25:11 Prov. 25:11 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Prov. 10:20 “ The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little”
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