Sunday, May 3, 2015

Week 4: Gossip, Flattery, and People-Pleasing: How to speak the truth in Love

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to Week 4.

We are half way through our book study and this week we will be reading chapters 7 & 8.

The Title of this week's study is Gossip, Flattery, and People Pleasing- How to speak the truth in Love.

No doubt that everyone in this study has either been the victim of gossip or has at least one time in their life gossiped about someone else.  Most likely both scenarios are true.

The word gossip appears at least a dozen times in both the Old and New Testaments.  The Old Testament Hebrew word is rakil, which refers to one who travels about speaking slander or telling tales.  The New Testament Greek word is psithurismos, which describes a whisperer who goes around revealing secrets in order to paint someone else in a bad light.  Throughout the Bible, a gossip is never spoken of highly.  Gossip is always treated as something that does damage and is to be avoided.
Keep It Shut, page 118

This week's schedule:

Monday:  Watch the video and respond to a  question via the blog comments.
Tuesday: Read chapter 7 and respond to a question.
Wednesday: Read Psalm 31 and complete a focus activity about it.
Thursday: Read chapter 8 and respond to a question.
Friday: Partake in some scripture study passages.

This week's Memory Verse: 

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