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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dena Dyer
Getting a Grip on Gossip Joseph Hollcraft dissects the sin of gossip, considering things such as what counts as gossip, how to confront those with whom we’re upset rather than speaking ill of them, and how gossipers can address their sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Joseph R. Hollcraft Youth and Gossip This article focuses on youth and gossip, suggesting that young people can draw on the Holy Spirit’s power to resist the temptation to participate in gossip and other destructive speech. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Jenny Youngman Daniel in the Gossip Den This article by Kristin Huffman on Daniel 6 and Romans 14:19 discusses how gossip breeds destruction. Arising from jealousy and a desire for power, gossip results in hurt relationships. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Kristin Huffman Commentary on James 5:13-20 Robert Hoch writes on James 5, looking at how gossip and speech affect communities. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Robert Hoch Feathers in the Wind Dallas Willard offers an illustration of the effect of gossip and a diagnosis of why people gossip. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Dallas Willard Bless Your Heart Nancy Lovell reflects on the destructive and subtle power of gossip with a story about a Bible study group. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Nancy Lovell Full Christianity: Doing, Thinking, and Being, Part 3 Mark D. Roberts reflects on Ephesians 4:17, asking readers to consider what workplace practices might be inconsistent with being a follower of Jesus and especially highlighting the pernicious practice of gossip. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Mean Girls: Burn Book A clip from Mean Girls (2:24). After compiling a book of vicious school gossip with her friends, Regina George prints out copies of the book and pastes them around school. Students start violently attacking each other. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: WingClips Gossip Leads to Violence among Girls An illustration by Jerry De Luca explains that gossip is leading to violence among girls, appropriate for Proverbs 17:9, James 3:5-12, and Matthew 15:11. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Jerry DeLuca Gossip In this satiric video about the inappropriate use of prayer requests, women in a prayer group tear down their fellow church members through gossip. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Soul Refinery Gossip Girls This humorous video illustrates how gossip can sneak into our prayer times. Openness and vulnerability in prayer isn’t an excuse to gossip about others or share details that we should keep confidential. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Cedarville Comedy Productions No Gossip in This Beauty Parlor Gossip is prohibited in Mildred Fister's beauty shop. Her concern for the privacy/confidentiality of her customers is material for a sermon on Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 11:13, 1 Timothy 5:13. Sometimes we need someone to talk to.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: John Carlson Small Town Embittered by Anonymous Gossip This sermon illustration appropriate for Ephesians 4:31, 2 Corinthians 12:20, or Mark 7:22 focuses on gossip, demonstrating its severe consequences, include divorce, separation, and destroyed friendships. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: A. G. Sulzberger Say What? Gossip and rumors grow wildly in the matter of one school day. Everyone is taking sides. When the truth comes out, will the people involved reconcile their relationship, or let the separation and bitterness grow? Resource type: Drama | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: License of Use Prayer Deters Gossip A quote about who we may pray for and who we may gossip about, appropriate for 1 Timothy 2:1, 1 Timothy 5:13, and Colossians 1:3. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Leonard Ravenhill Tim Tebow Has Character, Gossip Hits Like a Runaway Cannonball, Virginity, and the Poor Suffer Illustrations here include character is rare but Tim Tebow has it, why gossip is like a runaway cannonball, virginity as trust in God, and why the poor suffer at the hands of the powerful. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley When Gossip Destroyed Trust This sermon illustration for Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 15:2, or Proverbs 11:13 demonstrates the destructive power of gossip, and how no matter how regretted the words are, feelings of guilt won't nullify the consequences. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Ramona Cramer Tucker The Women at the Well Four women are catching up on their daily gossip. Little do they know that the woman of ill-repute they are tearing apart is standing right there, unrecognizable because of what Jesus did for her. Resource type: Drama | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Bill Price
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