Table Talk Questions – Eph. 4:25-32/5:4, 15-20

1.Talk about a time when your mouth got you in trouble (trouble with parents, teachers, friends, co-workers, etc.). Describe the impact of that moment and how many people were (are still) affected. How would Ephesians 4:29 have helped in that moment?

2. Matthew 28:18-20, Christ commands his followers to make disciples.
If someone followed you in your speech, would they be an example of Christ? How does your language/speech impact your Christian witness?

3. Matthew 12:34b says, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Describe what this means in your own words. What does your mouth reveal about your heart? How can people pray for you in this area of your life?

4. Ephesians 4:29b encourages followers of Christ to speak “only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” – make a list of five people and steward the gift of speech to build them up to those that are listening. Try and do this with the name of a person you are struggling to love right now; make this a pattern in your life to speak well of each person.

5. How can being honest, positive, and encouraging in our speech reveal what Christ has done in our hearts through the gospel message. How does Christ’s forgiveness and grace equip us to speak in this manner?

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