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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 The Rumor and the Vow This transcribed audio resource by Howard Butt on Proverbs 25:23 illustrates the destructive potential of gossip in a corporate business setting. Butt advises us to avoid repeating rumors in our daily work activities. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The High Calling Author: Howard Butt 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 Feathers in the Wind In a quote from "Feathers in the Wind," Dallas Willard offers an illustration of the effect of gossip and a diagnosis of why people partake in gossip. Resource type: Book Quote 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 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 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 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 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 When Gossip Broke a Heart Ramona Cramer Tucker's heartrending story provides a powerful example of the devastating potential of gossip, illustrating 1 Peter 3:10, James 5:9, Proverbs 4:24, and similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Ramona Cramer Tucker 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
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