Biblical Leadership Lesson 2: Exemplary Speech

Memory Verse: 1 Timothy 4:12

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Definition of word: the ideas that you express, the statements that you make, the things that you say, your speech

Supporting Verses: Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Psalm 34:1, Proverbs 15:1, 23, 28, 17:27, 18:13, 25:11, 29:11, Matthew 5:37, Ephesians 4:25, 29-31, 5:4, 2 Timothy 2:24-25

  1. Consider the Word: What type of words do you need to “put away” from you? (Eph. 4:25, 29-31, 5:4)
  1. Consider the Word: What approach should you follow in expressing your thoughts? (Pro.15:28, 17:27, 18:13, 29:11)
  1. Consider the Word: What type of words does Jesus encourage in Matthew 5:37?
  1. Consider the Word: What elements should be a regular part of your speech? (Psa. 34:1, Deut. 6:6-9)
  1. Consider the Word: What qualities of speech should a godly man cultivate? (2 Tim. 2:24-25)
  1. Consider the Word: What is the effect of exemplary speech? (Pro. 15:23, 29:11)
  1. Personalize the Word: What biblical thought(s) from this lesson challenges or encourages you the most?
  1. Take Action: Will you prayerfully accept your calling by God as a Christian man to put away bad speech and to choose speech that is an example to other believers?

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