Dangerous Lips

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14 Responses to “Dangerous Lips”

  1. thekenyannutcase Says:

    almost started spreading rumours that wordpress have deactivated your pages….great sermon.truly life and death are in the power of the tongue. thanks again for the great word.

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  2. Pastor S. Thank you for a great sermon and in particular for sharing your brother’s story. I could relate to his story as I have been a victim of harsh words and criticism from my Mum since childhood.

    However, unlike your bro I set out to prove her predictions wrong and became an over achiever and at the same time isolated myself from her. The sad thing is she acts as if our relationship is normal.

    My dilemma is how do I confront her yet she has hurt me with words before? Wouldn’t that be setting myself up to more pain?

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  3. Pastor S,i felt like a child caught with the hand in the cookie-jar.
    Definately guilty as charged.I thank God,He knows i am but a mere mortal,and in desparate need of His abundant Grace and Mercy.

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  4. Pleasure Seeker Says:

    What a sermon Pastor S.., most of what you said about discouraging vibe happened to me as I was growing up. Let me start by saying that I grew up as a middle born child with an older and younger sibling. I never really got much favour from any of my parents so I grew up as the black sheep. When I did something wrong I was called all kind of names, when it was right there was something wrong. I was always told that I will never amount to anything and that they (my folks) would have to help me in life out if pity. As I matured I got used to it and took the fall for whatever happened wrong at home whether I was involved or one my sibling did it, it was natural, they all thought who else can it be?
    By age 16 I was an alcoholic. My parents could not tell because they were pretty much drunk most of the time too. The alcohol kept me busy, happy and esteemed in other words my social life was normal.
    I am now older married and happy, I managed to seek spiritual help which helped me overcome alcoholism and I was graced with another chance in life by our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I get a lot of encouragement from the word of God, my wife and close family & friends and you guys here at Mavuno, thanks. I appreciate the importance of this sermon and the change it is going to bring about on how we treat our neighbours, family and friends and how to bring up our children. Some parents see it as a way of discipline???

    There is a verse in one of Paul’s letters which also keeps me going:
    “but he said to me. My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in
    weakness. I will rather boast most gladly of my weakness, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10

    Pleasure Seeker

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  5. I thank God for Mavuno and the pastors who have made it become what it is today. A friend of mine kept telling me about Mavuno and during the month of June I decided to attend one of the services. I have attended a few services and I have been truly blessed. When Pastor S preached about speaking less, I used to be vocal, very outgoing, not sure “sensitive”. I was always trying to help everyone from my family, relatives, colleagues and even strangers but in the end I wound up being hurt. Since then I have been drowning in a pool of bitterness and anger I can’t seem to function. This has led to me keeping to myself hence depression, I have sought help from pyschatrists but all I get is medication which isn’t helping at one point whilst taking the medicine I became suicidal.

    I am just afraid, afraid of getting out of my house, afraid of what people are going to say, afraid of meeting people whether old friends or new acquitances. I even enrolled for a mizizi class but I was also afraid.

    I know I need help but I don’t know where to get it from. My biggest supporter has been my husband but I feel that he is giving up on me.

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  6. Presson Says:

    I was recently very hurt by my boss through malice, after sunday’s sermon, I certainly want to forgive her and let her know that she hurt me and that she is forgiven. I have drafted the email that I need to send to her but I am wondering if an email is good enough. I don’t work with her anymore and I need some thoughts from Pastor S & the mavunites on whether the email is good enough – I need complete healing of my aching heart and I believe communicating forgiveness will do.

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  7. hi my lips have also been doing me a big desrvice because of the ‘truths i twist at times’ thanks alot passy as they say, ignorance is no defence and now i know what can really mess me up. i know when i ask God for grace he give me the opportunity to exercise grace. whenever there is an opportunity to twist the truth, i know the truth is right there and painfully i am learnig to say the truth and i have seen God doing wonders for me. i decided i will be paying in monetary values for all the truths i twist and last week i parted with shs 500. thats huge for me since am a school leaver but you see if it doesnt hurt its not gonna bring change. thanks alot for teaching us see this evils as they are and teaching us to change and influence the world by first influencing ourselves. kudos passy

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  8. Gossip anonymous Says:

    Hi, i am a recovering gossiper and it’s been a few hours since my last gossip. My conviction started with the skit, at first i was laughing with the rest of the guys then the scene, begun to look a little too familiar and I quieted down. I felt like the people weren’t laughing at the girls on stage…they were laughing at me. I realised how ridiculous we must sound when we gossip in christian circles… But it’s like I can’t help myself. I told myself i won’t gossip this week but someone just needs to start a story and I’m all ears. The gossip isn’t so obvious, we mask it with concern but it is what it is. I wan’t to stop and I don’t want to gain the label of being a gossiper but this week I had to face the hard reality that I am. The minute i hear anything about anyone i can’t wait to pass it on. I have lost friends because i betrayed confidences but always justified my actions. I really want to change but how do i undo a habit I’ve developed and mastered for over 10 years? I’m cutting people down with the words of my mouth and i don’t know how to change…solutions anyone???

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  9. thank you pastor S you really hit the nail on the head.I have been for long affected my mother’s words constantly making me feel a good for nothing i must say i believed that for quite some time tried to commit suicide like thrice,but never really wanted to die just wanted some love some encouraging word i was too scared to go to hell by killing myself.so i decided to stay away from people and finally met the love of my life the T.V.it ‘s been for a long time in spite of being saved for over 12yrs. God was a distant ,tough policemen to me.I decided never to use my tongue to hurt people as i had been hurt i would rather keep quite am a Phlegmatic/ melancholic so yes i don’t talk much.As prov12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.thank you for bringing healing.God Bless You kind sir.

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  10. hi all,

    am so blessed to be in mavuno but every sermon gives me tough dicisions to make. i was hurt by my first boyfriend who did cruel things and called me bad names that i cant even blog them like pro… u know. it has been four years, i moved on, yes, but it still hurts. everytime i tell myself, i forgive him but the pain is so sharp i still fill it no matter how i try to assume it. as am bloging, the whole incident is in my heart. on sunday i felt that i needed to forgive him but i don know how, i even don have his contacts. help.

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  11. Dear MME
    i so feel you.I too get very fearfull.i can sometimes get ready to go somewhere and when i get to the bus-stop,am unable to board the mat.fear just grips me.I pray alot when this happens and i remind myself of God’s word,i have not given you a spirit of fear,some how these words comfort me.God and i are WIP in this area,but i can say it is getting better.I hope this helps.

    Dear Presson
    quick advice,please do not press the send button until you are very sure about what you wanna communicate.If you are in a Life-group get someone to read it through,even if you are not please look for a trusted friend to go through the email before…..send button.Even if you do not work with this lady trust me you don’t wanna burn any bridges and more importantly as Christ’s reps on earth,you will want to still be a christian post sending the mail.God bless and all the best.

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  12. Dear Gossip
    tough place to be.You know what the Holy Spirit is at work in you,hence your realization there is a problem,,and that is a good place.Pray and read God’s word daily,you will find yourself transforming.We are destined for greatness and God has to clean us out before He can use us.When His Spirit prompts you ,take heed.

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  13. Hey all.
    It was good to read all your postings. Thanks for sharing from your lives.
    God is able and willing to help us get better.
    @ NME, there is help available. I advice you to come and pray with one of us at the prayer tent and we will refer to additional help if necessary. God will see you through all this.
    Wish all of the wounded healing. May the Lord use our tongues to bless others.

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  14. Hi, I was recently hurt by my dad so much in a telephone conversation a month ago that I hung up as he was talking coz I couldn’t bear hearing more. He was comparing me with a cousin of mine saying I need to be like him coz he earns more than me. In my opinion my cousin earns that money in a fraudulent manner and that’s what hurts the more. I didn’t respond but got so hurt that I just hung up coz I didn’t want to hurt more. We have since talked once only on other matters. I need God’s grace in this issue to forgive him and to even communicate to that effect.

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