Topical Index – 1500 Principles
COMMUNICATION (See CHURCH; COUNSELING)
Leviticus; Principle #1; Lev. 1:1-2; p. 133
Open Communication: Spiritual leaders must make sure they communicate all of God's truth to those they lead in order to avoid any abuse of power.
Joshua; Principle #17; Josh. 8:30-35; p. 280
Teaching God's Word: Spiritual leaders should take advantage of opportunities to review and communicate God's Word when people are the most teachable.
Judges; Principle #5; Judg. 2:6-13; p. 304
Modeling and Teaching: Adults are to model and teach God's will to the younger generation.
Nehemiah; Principle #14; Neh. 8:7-12; p. 623
Communicating Clearly: When we bring the message of the Scriptures to others, we are to help them understand what God is saying.
Proverbs; Principle #24; Prov. 12:16-25; p. 850
The Power of Words: We should look for opportunities to use words that will encourage fellow believers.
Proverbs; Principle #28; Prov. 15:1-18; p. 855
Controlling the Tongue: We are to control what we say so that we can be peacemakers rather than those who create chaos and confusion.
Proverbs; Principle #31; Prov. 17:14; p. 858
Able to Teach: We should do what we can to avoid arguments and quarrels.
Ezekiel; Principle #6; Ezk. 3:22-27; p. 1078
Cautious Communication: In terms of communicating God's truth, we should watch our words carefully when people want to engage in unprofitable communication.
Micah; Principle #1; Mic. 1:1-9; p. 1215
Sincere Concern: To communicate effectively to those who are living out of the will of God, we must be able to demonstrate sincere concern regarding their sinful behavior.
Matthew; Principle #50; Mt. 22:15-46; p. 1326
Divine Wisdom: When communicating with people who are attempting to advance Satan's agenda, we should seek to respond with divine wisdom in order to avoid arguments.
Luke; Principle #1; Lk. 1:1-4; p. 1377
Written Communication: We should look for opportunities to use personal letters to help fellow believers develop a more intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
John; Principle #1; Jn. 1:1-5; p. 1434
The Living Word: When communicating the message of salvation, words, ideas, and concepts should be used that help listeners clearly understand God's eternal and never changing truth.
1 Corinthians; Principle #29; 1 Cor. 14:1-25; p. 1587
Articulate Communication: When speaking to one another and to God in services of instruction and worship, we should focus on clear and understandable communication.
Ephesians; Principle #16; Eph. 6:21-24; p. 1635
God-Ordained Communication: To experience God's blessings in our lives, we must communicate with one another.
Philemon; Principle #1; Phm. 1-3; p. 1701
Confronting Sensitive Issues: To resolve certain problems, spiritual leaders must communicate with everyone in a local church.
Philemon; Principle #2; Phm. 4-16; p. 1702
Demonstrating Wisdom: To carry out Christ's mission to the world, we must demonstrate wisdom toward all people.
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