We continued our four-week series of specific pastoral issues yesterday morning by turning to the issue of our speech in Ephesians 4:29. “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” This verse has been an immensely practical verse for my wife and I to memorize together over the past month.
This is not just moralism or behavioral modification from the apostle. If we have been united with Christ by faith, the old man has died, and we have been made new men. Paul urges believers in this text, as those awaiting the completion of Christ’s new creation, to learn to talk like new men. You can listen to the sermon below:
Talking like a New Man Ephesians 4:29