Dr. McKechnie is the Interim Pastor at Sardis Presbyterian Church. Dave reveals, "I wake up enthusiastic about each new day-anticipating new things happening in my life, in the lives of my family, and in the lives of other members of the Body of Christ." Join us at Sardis Presbyterian Church for worship at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.
Friday, August 11, 2017
"The Effects of Gossip"
Executive Director of a large non-profit organization.I asked her “What are the tough things about
your job that keep you awake at night?”
hesitation, she said gossip.In order to
maintain a healthy environment in her organization, she declared, the
leadership will not tolerate gossip.Gossip devalues people.The
effects of gossip can be devastating.Before you repeat a story, ask yourself:
Is it true?
Is it harmless?
Is it necessary?
line is – if it isn’t verifiable, then don’t repeat it!
gossip for two reasons:First, fear of
losing one’s job, making a mistake or fear of looking unimportant.The second reason is pride, wanting
attention, wanting to belong or wanting people to think you have the inside track.The gossiper deserves confrontation.Gossipers hurt people.
20:19 calls a gossiper a babbler.Not
very flattering.Ephesians 4:29 reads,
“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for
building others up as there is need, so that your word may give grace to those