very scriptural Thank you for all the Scripture on this important topic. I am ashamed of myself & of evangelical Christians that we do so little in this area. It is sad that the Roman Catholic church does so much more in mercy ministries. May God revive the evangelical churches in this area.
Great Sermon! This sermon is without a doubt bar none by far the best preaching I have ever heard on the subject of a Christian woman's attitude and duties under God and to her husband. I have searched high and low for this sermon and thank God that it exists. I highly recommend it to all Christians and especially to married Christians.
Great Sermon! Once again I want to thank you for this great series. I appreciate your intelligent presentation of the facts, your clarity in teaching and your patience when reviewing the course with your members; but above all I love your faithfulness to the Word of God, and the way you compare Scripture with Scripture, which is very apparent in this talk. May the Lord continue to bless you in your ministry. Thank you.
Great Sermon! I am thoroughly enjoying this series. I am playing them on my MP3 player as I walk each morning. It is so good to get have such a well-structured approach. It stretches my thinking - which is a good thing. Too many Christians today only want entertainment and comfortable, short, devotional talks. I would love to have the notes that you refer to in the talk. Would it be possible to put them on the website?
Truthful, Timely, Tasteful Finally, our communication is to be truthful, timely, and "tasteful." Truthfulness means more than just not lying; it includes not denying the truth, not failing to confront serious problems, and more. This section is very penetrating. Timeliness covers the importance of meting out our words at the moments when they are the most likely to do good. "Tastefulness" means words that are pleasant, persuasive, and wise. There is a great deal of food for thought in this final message in the series. The whole series is worth listening to more than once.
More helpful material! Too little speech and too much speech both must be dealt with. Pastor Domm gives examples of each, with causes and cures--ranging from temperament and upbringing to pride, anger, fear, loneliness and more. The wide-ranging examples are especially thought-provoking. We can be speaking too little in one way and too much in another, at the same time, and great issues are at stake in relationships that matter.
The Flip Side. Who listens and how? Communication: it's not a monologue, but a dialogue; so good listening, not just good speaking, is called for. We are to listen with our whole being, till we can state the other person's position so accurately that the other will be able to say "yes, that is what I was trying to say"; to listen with gracious discernment, not erring by being censorious when charity is called for, or naive about serious problems and deception; and to listen to the right things: not to gossip and falsehood and empty things, but to sound counsel and reproof. Not listening can have profound effects. A searching application shows the roots of our failure to listen to others in another kind of not-listening, of a surprising and serious kind.
Very Helpful Makes the Scriptural connection between who we are and how we speak--a connection which is not always emphasized. Without godly character, effective communication will not take place. Several key passages of Scripture are opened up and combined, yielding six major character areas essential to effective communication, including humility, gentleness, and forebearance. Wise and searching and helpful material, kindly and faithfully presented.
Great Sermon! Clear, eye-opening foundation principles for communication. God as the perfect and original communicator, man made in his image, a scale model of God, made to communicate like God. The goal of communication defined: words and actions designed to promote good relationship. This is how God communicates. Then comes the fall into sin, w/ disastrous consequences for communication. The serpent the first corrupt communicator and destroyer of relationship. Redemption from sin to be evidenced in our becoming more and more able to communicate in God's way, to the promotion of good relationship. Exhortations to be aware of how we communicate and to receive the feedback of others about that humbly. Excellent message.