Sermon Title: Honest Speech
Worship service date: October 28, 2018
Interim Pastor Thomas Hiltsley
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Key sermon points:
James quotes Jesus and encourages us to single-minded, simple, honest speech.
Use plain, honest speech:
- be strictly truthful in our ordinary speech;
- avoid exaggeration so often indulged in to create an impression;
- deliberately shun the half-truth which conceals the lie; and
- aim at simplicity and straight-forwardness.
Plain and honest speech is a habit which can be developed as you and I yield ourselves to Christ and it will reduce the tension in our lives which comes of trying to impress and manipulate with words.
“Above all, my beloved, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your yes be yes and your no, no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.” (James 5:12)