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Tag Archives: listening
Listen to Both Sides
“He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him” (Proverbs 18:13). “The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him” (Proverbs 18:17). These verses are cautioning … Continue reading
Posted in Church discipline, Ethics, Evidence, Fellowship, Judgment, Proverbs, Textual study, Tongue Tagged 1 Timothy 5:19, a preacher's rant, aesop's fables, book proverbs: wisdom for all ages, children of Isreal amost go to war over misunderstanding, cross examination, debates, edith dahliby, elders, Eli, evideness, first seems right until..., gossip, hannah, hannah misunderstood, j.j. turner, Jesus lied about, joseph, joseph lied about, listening, listening to both sides, Matthew 7:12, misrepresent, naboth, naboth lied about, nehemiah, nehemiah lied about, news and world events, paul misrepresented, pem before you gossip, potiphar's wife, preachers, Probers 18:13, Proverbs 18:17, relationship with others, religious controversy, the golden rule, the man and the lion, thomas seals, two or three witnesses 1 Comment
All around the world preachers preach to people who generally agree with them. If they did not generally agree, they would not keep on attending and supporting such preaching. It is my contention that if we are truly interested in … Continue reading
Posted in Apologetics, Preachers, Preaching, Textual study, Word Study Tagged alexander campbell, alleged, argue, ben bogart, bill lockwood, carl heckel, debate, demonstrated, desire, dialegomai, dianoigo, diputed, early church used temple and market places and synagogues and houses and mars hill or areopagus, ektithemi, explained, exponded, fables or myths and genealogies and questions or disputes and unprofitable words, jealous, jerry moffit, joe blue, joe warlick, listening, logic, lust, opened, paratithemi, peitho, persuaded, philo, pilate, reasoned, Romans 1:29, suzeteo, the law of contradiction, the law of excluded middle, the law of identity, the law of rationality, weighing the evidence, what is context striving words to no profit in 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy and Titus, why few debate any more, zeal 2 Comments
In The News: How Many Heard?
We read in the Bible of Jesus and the apostles speaking before large crowds of people. Could so many really hear and understand what was said? This is a question asked by critics of the Bible. It is also joked … Continue reading
Posted in Apologetics, beatitudes, Preachers, Preaching, science, sermon on mount Tagged Abraham Lincoln, agnieszka roginsha, areopagus, benjamin franklin, braxton boren, george whitefield, gettysburg address, gossip game, hearing, how many heard, in the news, Joel N. Shurkin, life of brian, listening, mars hill, miraculous amplification, monte python, moses, mt. sinai, nyu, p.a.system, public address system, sermon on mount, speaking Leave a comment
“Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue – to the end that we should heard and see more than we speak.” ~ Socrates “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening … Continue reading
Posted in Parables, sermon on mount, Textual study Tagged dance, dirge, ernest hemmingway, flute, hearing, lip service, listening, Luke 7, Matthew 21, Matthew 7, no interest, Parables, rock, sand, sermon on mount, socrates, the two builders, the two sons, wept Leave a comment
Acts of Worship – Proclamation of God’s word (Preaching/Reading)
We show reverence to God by listening to what He has said. The early church listened to preaching (Acts 20:7, 20; Romans 1:15; 1 Corinthians 14; 2 Timothy 4:1-5). They also listened to the scriptures being read (Colossians 4:16; 1 … Continue reading
Posted in Preaching, stewardship, worship Tagged apply to life, ask questions, hearing, listening, preaching, worship 1 Comment