Let’s Talk About It

Posted on 04 Feb 2024, Speaker: David Nikolic

Communication is the life-line to maintaining meaningful relationships.

If you desire deeper relationships, you have to initiate deeper conversations.

God created us for relationships.

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals of the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” Gen 1:26, 2:6

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Gen 2:18

Communication is powerful.

A good tree cannot have bad fruit. A bad tree cannot have good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. Men do not gather figs from thorns. They do not gather grapes from thistles. 45 Good comes from a good man because of the riches he has in his heart. Sin comes from a sinful man because of the sin he has in his heart. The mouth speaks of what the heart is full of. Luke 6:43-45

The most important conversation we are to have is a conversation with God.

Communication: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

1. Get Your Heart Right

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mk. 12:3

“Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:4

Before we are to communicate, we are to get our hearts right.

2. Speak the Truth In Love

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15

3. Listen More, Talk Less

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger… James 1:19

…a time to be quiet and a time to speak… Ecc 3:7

4. Keep Your Mouth Pure

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Eph. 4:29

5. Be Gentle and Kind

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Prov. 15:1

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Col. 4:6

If you desire deeper relationships, you have to initiate deeper conversations.