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1 1 When the Lines of Communication Fail By neglect or deliberate actBy neglect or deliberate act Anger, hatred, lying, etc. (Col. 3:8-9)Anger, hatred, lying, etc. (Col. 3:8-9)

2 2 To God in prayerTo God in prayer –Always, Lk. 18:1; 1 Ths. 5:17 –In everything, Phil. 4:6-7 –For others, 1 Tim. 2:1-2 –Earnest & vigilant, Col. 4:2 Christians Need to Communicate

3 3 The gospel to the lostThe gospel to the lost –Make disciples, Matt. 28:19-20 –Enlighten them, Eph. 3:8-10; 6:19 –Effectively impart the gospel, Col. 4:3-6

4 4 Christians Need to Communicate To each otherTo each other –With purity & grace, Eph. 4:29-32 –Without duplicity, Jas. 3:8-12 –In unity of spirit, 1 Pet. 3:8-9 –Beneficially, Jas. 5:16 (Jas. 1:19-20)

5 5 Christians Need to Communicate In our familiesIn our families –With spouse, 1 Pet. 3:7; Eph. 5:22-29 –With children, Eph. 6:4; Heb. 12:9-10 –With parents, Eph. 6:1-3; Lev. 19:3 Revere: “…includes inward reverence and esteem, outward respect and obedience, care to please them and to make them easy.” (M. Henry)

6 6 When Communication Lines Fail Gen. 11:1-9 Confusion, disputes & division (11:8-9) 1 Tim. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 1:10Confusion, disputes & division (11:8-9) 1 Tim. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 1:10 Potential, progress & productivity are disrupted (11:3, 4, 6, 8) Eph. 4:15-16Potential, progress & productivity are disrupted (11:3, 4, 6, 8) Eph. 4:15-16

7 7 Isolation results (11:8, 4, 9) 1 Tim. 6:4; Phil. 2:3-4; Gal. 6:1-2Isolation results (11:8, 4, 9) 1 Tim. 6:4; Phil. 2:3-4; Gal. 6:1-2 Misunderstanding grows (11:7) 1 Peter 3:7; Jno. 8:43; Lk. 8:8, 18Misunderstanding grows (11:7) 1 Peter 3:7; Jno. 8:43; Lk. 8:8, 18 When Communication Lines Fail Gen. 11:1-9

8 8 To communicate we must listen carefully & speak plainlyTo communicate we must listen carefully & speak plainly “Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are, Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.” Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.” “Scintillate, scintillate, globule vivific, Fain would I fathom thy nature specific. “Scintillate, scintillate, globule vivific, Fain would I fathom thy nature specific. Loftily poised in the ether capacious, Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous.” Loftily poised in the ether capacious, Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous.”

9 9 Don’t Take Communication for Granted! Commit yourself to itCommit yourself to it The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom. (Prov. 10:20-21)


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