07/10/11 “Communication, Better to Strategize than Apologize.” Part Two of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard A. Daughtridge

Communication,  Better to Strategize than Apologize. Part Two of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

A. Promises

Matthew 18:18-20  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. [19] Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. [20] For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

James 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Proverbs 15:1  A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

B. Reality Check

Words hurt. Saul stoops to attacking Johnathan’s mother for lack of communication skills.

1 Samuel 20:30  Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother’s nakedness?

He who screams the loudest wins.       Not what you say but how you say it.

Proverbs 18:19  A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Galatians 6:1  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Silence is not the answer. Communication is the remedy.

2 Tim. 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Importance of Listening  God talks to us through each other.

2 Chron. 10:13-16  And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men, [14] And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. [15] So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the Lord might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.  [16] And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.

C.  To-Do List

Luke 6:45   A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

The question is , “How do I get evil out of my heart?”   Answer is confession

This is true with God and with others.

Danger:

1 John 3:21  Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

1 John 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Matthew 18:15-17  Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. [16] But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. [17] And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

Matthew 5:44   But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 18:22  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Psalm 44:21  Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:23  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Next weeks sermon July 24th : Part two of communication. “When to shut up.”

Pastoral Hymn, Trust and Obey

One Response to “07/10/11 “Communication, Better to Strategize than Apologize.” Part Two of a sermon series, “Disciplines of a Christian” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge”

  1. Ray Coblentz Says:

    Pastor Richard,
    Enjoyed the message.

    Ray

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