Sound Teaching

This is the teaching site of the West Side church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials were written and prepared by Stan Cox

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Sermon: Zip It!


Some times it is better to keep your mouth shut. When you are angry. When you lack all the facts. If your words may offend. If tempted to joke about sin. If tempted to make light of holy things. If the issue is none of your business. If your words would make you ashamed later. If you would damage the reputation of the guiltless. When you are feeling critical. When you have already spoken once. When it is time to listen.


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Sermon: Bitter Words

ImageThe sermon describes the cause of, and the destructive nature of bitter words we might say to those we love, such as spouses and children.


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Sermon: Some Uses of the Tongue

Image We all can be inconsistent in speech, sometimes saying what is needful and helpful, and sometimes sinning with our tongue. This “ought not to be so” (cf. James 3:10). Some good and bad speech is discussed in the lesson.


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Sermon: Speaking the Truth Honestly

Image Jesus spoke the truth about Himself, His purpose in coming to the earth, and His Kingdom. He serves as a wonderful example to us. Our words should be accurate, honest and trustworthy!


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Sermon: The Tongue

A sermon describing the dangers of the tongue, and how to control it.

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Angry Words

Angry words! O let them never,
From the tongue unbridled slip,
May the heart’s best impulse ever,
Check them ere they soil the lip.

Love one another thus saith the Savior,
Children obey the Father’s blest command,
Love each other, love each other,
‘Tis the Father’s blest command.

The above song, here containing the first verse and refrain, was written by one known only by the initials D.K.P. The song has a beautiful melody arranged by H.R. Palmer, but the words of the anonymous poet are even more beautiful in their sentiment.

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Sermon: The Wickedness of Profanity

Profanity is an outward expression of a dissolute and evil heart. It is wickedness, and unworthy of the Christian profession.

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Sermon: Sins of the Tongue

Man is capable of sinning against God directly through his unwise use of his tongue. Complaining and grumbling, Profane and Vain language, and taking the Lord’s name in vain are all ways we can sin with the tongue.

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AOTS: A Matter of Life and Death

AOTS Number 26

The tongue is stated in Proverbs 18:21 to have the power of “death and life.” All kinds of sin is possible with the tongue, but it also can be a font of kindness and healing.


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Podcast: Taming the Tongue


Podcast Number 47

The third chapter of James’ epistle establishes both the difficulty, and the importance of bridling the tongue. It is an unruly evil, that left unchecked, can destroy a man.

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