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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, Tara Ross

“Don’t Talk With Your Mouth Full“

Speaker: Tara Ross

Series: James: The Way of Wisdom

Primary text: James 1:19

Speaker: Tara Ross
Series: James: The Way of Wisdom
Primary text: James 1:19

Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you, speak in such a way that others love to listen to you.

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.

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

Homework

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

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

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

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Worship Songs

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

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