“Watch the way you talk.” (Ephesians 4:20 The Message)
People need words that lead to Christ. So naturally, responding to tragic circumstances and everyday realities with the brush of feathery one-liners about faith turns non-believers away.
The Message’s paraphrase of Ephesians 4:20 goes on to say, “Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word is a gift.” Yet many times, our words fall short of reflecting Christ and only add pain to the ache that craves Christ’s healing hand. We can love the people in our lives well by applying empathy and compassion to everyone and all situations.
Remember, each word is a gift. Use them in grace, compassion, and truth.
Here are 10 Phrases Christians often use that confuse or frustrate non-Christians:
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