I almost felt bad last week when I preached the “SHUT UP!” message right after receiving such a kind one-year anniversary gift!
Key word: almost.
But we REALLY appreciated the notes! They were SO fun to go home and read that night, and my wife and I told everyone how nice it was to see that you weren’t pushed or prodded to do something like that… it was just because you’re the greatest children and most angelic beings in the world! (Maybe not, but WE think you’re really cool!)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! It means SO much and makes a lot of work seem like just a little work. Encouragement has that kind of effect on people – a little goes a loooooong way! Keep it up!
I said that it ALMOST made me feel bad because if it’s BIBLE truth, I’d NEVER apologize for preaching it. I can’t! If it’s Bible, it will help. If you use Bible truth, you’ll be helped… so USE it! SHUT UP!
Thanks for being a blessing to us.
DR. BENNY BECKUM – Prayer revival
Sunday – Friday, September 11 – 16. Be SURE to attend every single night!! Leave practice or rehearsal early, reschedule any appointments, push through any sickness, and DON’T MISS Bro. Beckum!
BOOKS TO HELP YOU
Here are a few books that I’d encourage you to spend about $40 or $50 on (see gettextbooks.com for cheap prices listed; includes shipping):
- The King James Bible Commentary; Nelson Publishers; contributions by Dobson, Feinberg and more. About $14
- A Survey of the Old Testament; by Hill and Walton; Zondervan (2nd edition is cheaper) About $10
- Jensen’s Survey of the New Testament; Moody Press. About $17
- World’s Bible Handbook; Boyd. About $13
YOUTH RALLY – Saturday, Sep. 17 12:30-7:30.
Liberty Baptist Church, Newport Beach. Cost: $5
TITLE: Open your mouth
Pro. 9:7-9 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Pro. 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Pro. 10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
Pro. 10:20-21 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. 21The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Pro. 10:31-32 31The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
Pro. 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Pro. 12:18-19 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Pro. 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Pro. 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Pro. 15:1-2 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Pro. 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Pro. 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Pro. 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Pro. 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Pro. 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Pro. 16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Pro. 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
Pro. 16:23-24 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Pro. 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Pro. 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Pro. 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Pro. 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Pro. 24:24-26 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: 25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. 26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
Pro. 25:9-15 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: 10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away. 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. 12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. 13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters. 14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. 15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Pro. 26:4-5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Pro. 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Pro. 28:23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Pro. 29:17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Pro. 29:19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
Pro. 31:8-9 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Pro. 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.