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Pastor Star R. Scott

There Are No Acceptable Sins

  • Date: May 27, 2019
  • Verse: “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient…” (2 Timothy 2:24)
  • Summary:

    I've learned a lot about humility in these last number of years, and it's no longer just doctrine to me. I've learned that meekness is not weakness, and if the body can be brought together, two are better than one. How can we walk together if we're not agreed? It's the only way your marriages can last especially in this hour that we're living in, where everybody's personal agenda is being promoted. The woman's role: "I'm not fulfilling myself; I don't feel fulfilled unless I'm the CEO. I need to go out and get a job and use my talents and fulfill myself.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Our High Call is to Serve

  • Date: May 23, 2019
  • Verse: “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” (Philippians 2:3)
  • Summary:

    There is no higher calling or greater demonstration of Jesus' lordship than to humble yourself and to prefer others and make them big, seek their wealth and gain, not your own, speaking to edifying, ministering grace to the hearers. We talked about the tale-bearing spirit and what it can do, the damage it can do among us. Proverbs 18:8, "The words of a talebearer are as wounds [we talked about that], and they go down into the [heart]." All of us at one time or another have been slandered.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

A Debtor Walks in Light

  • Date: May 20, 2019
  • Verse: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
  • Summary:

    We have the admonition in Ephesians 4:29 not to speak corruptly and, theologically, we all know this. We understand it but somehow make ourselves the exception because what I think just has to be communicated. "People are entitled to hear the truth, and all truth originates with me, my understanding, how I perceive, what I think." How about let's make it spiritual and holy? Why don't we kill one another over love? "They are not loving me properly," so we want to gossip and kill them, talking about how they are not showing us the kind of love we think we deserve.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Take Care Not to Grieve the Holy Spirit

  • Date: May 13, 2019
  • Verse: “Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers and make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:29-30)
  • Summary:

    We want to guard against allowing the enemy into our midst. "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying…." Edifying, building up, always building up.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Take Care Lest Your Words Cause Division

  • Date: May 10, 2019
  • Verse: “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19)
  • Summary:

    In this powerful passage in Ephesians, the Holy Spirit is speaking by the apostle. I love these words. In Ephesians, Chapter 4, verse 29, he says, "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good…." Now, we said one of the ways that we can start off on the right foot is just speak fewer words. The Bible says, "…be swift to hear…." "In the [abundance] of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise" (Proverbs 10:19). Help yourself out; talk less. Talk less.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Rebuke a Talebearer and Don’t Slander

  • Date: May 6, 2019
  • Verse: “A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.” (Proverbs 11:13)
  • Summary:

    We are admonished to look at our own heart. How many stories have you sent down the line? How many whisperers have you listened to or how many times have you been the whisperer? If there's a fault between you and a brother, go tell him. And anything else is sin. And there's no "wife clause." "Well, I'll just tell my wife." The Bible doesn't say you can slander to your wife. The Bible doesn't say that you have the right to be a talebearer and your wife be the recipient, or husband.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Use Much Speaking to Edify

  • Date: May 3, 2019
  • Verse: “Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.” (1 Timothy 3:11)
  • Summary:

    First Timothy 3:11, talks about the wives. It says the wives of those that are spiritually mature are the wives that are able to teach their children and train them up in the home. A good wife is not a slanderer, is sober, her life is disciplined and discreet. You'll notice the one thing that's spoken here about the wives and women in general as you look at so many of these different areas that's very interesting.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Refrain From Speaking Guile

  • Date: April 29, 2019
  • Verse: “Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.” (Psalm 34:13)
  • Summary:

    We talk about how we relate to one another, and it's important for us to understand that "in the multitude of words there wanteth not sin", how we just talk too much. The longer we don't talk about spiritual things, the more apt we are to say something we shouldn't be saying. So it's vital that we examine our hearts and find out where we stand today in the presence of God. Proverbs 13:3 says, "He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction." Powerful passage.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Do We Even Notice Our Corrupt Communication?

  • Date: April 24, 2019
  • Verse: “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.” (James 1:26)
  • Summary:

    Our comments about others can go from everything. Like what people do with their own time and their own money. And, as the grapevine goes around and around, it comes back also, you know. I hear the comments about myself and about Greer about how we live and what we do and where we go. And what you think about it. Nothing stays where you spoke it. And as these things continue, you know, and you hear this and you hear that. There are always judgments and questions.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

An Unbridled Tongue Reveals a Deceived Heart

  • Date: April 17, 2019
  • Verse: “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.” (James 1:26)
  • Summary:

    In Ephesians the fifth chapter He says, "Listen, don't let these things be once named among you" (verse 3). Don't let this stuff go on, don't allow this "...foolish talking," verse 4 says, "…nor jesting," this nonsense, "…but rather giving of thanks." And He says again here, just like He did in Galatians, the people who do these things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Rebuke Unkind Speaking

  • Date: April 15, 2019
  • Verse: “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:” (Ephesian 4:26)
  • Summary:

    We've talked about these things that we've found in our midst. We're been dealing with things in our midst of this same variety of which we're speaking. Strife, division, schisms, seditions. And we find it in every level from the youth to the oldest among us. And there's no place for this in the body of Christ. And we talk, and I believe that we're so sincere-I don't doubt that. I believe that we are thankful for one another. I really do, I believe that most of us here are truly appreciative of this family that God's given us. I believe that.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Put Away Evil Speaking

  • Date: April 13, 2019
  • Verse: “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesian 4:31-32)
  • Summary:

    Father, we come, we stand before You, and we stand in awe, for You are an awesome God! And You are holy. And Father, as we come before You, we are in awe of You, and we just thank You for Your great love and tender mercies for us. Father, we come, and we ask that You would remove that coal from the altar and put it upon our lips. O, Lord, we're a people of unclean lips. We so need the sanctifying of our hearts and our mouths, that we could see the Lord high and lifted up, that You would come into this place and shake us, Lord.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Unrestrained Lips are Devilish

  • Date: April 10, 2019
  • Verse: “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” (James 3:15-16)
  • Summary:

    You can't justify your sin. The Holy Spirit says, "Listen, this wisdom that lies against the truth, that tries to justify its position to allow the tongue full expression- "I have a right to speak my opinion." No you don't. You have a right to love one another, because love will cover a multitude of sins. You don't have a right to slander and to go around and criticize what a brother or sister may have done you think that offended you. The Bible says in Matthew 18, go to them alone. And when you stand praying, forgive.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Control Your Tongue

  • Date: April 8, 2019
  • Verse: “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” (James 3:8)
  • Summary:

    Do you know that one of your idle words, one of your flippant comments to somebody else can cause a wound in a brother or sister that will never go away? You can wound your brother's and sister's soul. And dear God, how this happens in our marriages! In a moment of just anger and wanting self to be somehow, "Look at me! Listen to me!" and to try to make a point we speak some harsh word or critical word. "Marrying you was the biggest mistake I ever made." That will never go away. "Sorry that we ever married.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Watch Your Tongue

  • Date: April 3, 2019
  • Verse: “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” (James 3:5)
  • Summary:

    As we saw in our study of Tongues of Fire II, it's not enough that you stop, you also need to stop others. This is not just about speaking, it's about hearing. It can't be tolerated any longer in our midst. We saw some of this spirit not too long ago and some of us just caught ourselves and even had to laugh at ourselves. But you know, it's really not funny. When we just made that little rearrangement of chairs and moved some different things and how people just had to give their opinion and some people were upset that something changed.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love is not Driven to Express Its Opinion

  • Date: April 1, 2019
  • Verse: “But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.” (Galatians 5:15)
  • Summary:

    We see the list and admonition in Galatians 5:19-21, that those that do these things will not inherit the kingdom of God. If you're involved in, if you're causing strife, you will not inherit the kingdom of God. If you've set yourself up in your own eyes as someone who is the authority, God's representative, the one who judges the actions of the rest of us here in this community, you will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Wisdom Comes in Doing the Word of God

  • Date: March 25, 2019
  • Verse: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock…” (Matthew 7:24)
  • Summary:

    Look over at Proverbs, Chapter 1. And he says in Proverbs Chapter 1, verse 20, "Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you." Wisdom comes by experience.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

To Give Your Life Without Compromise is Wisdom

  • Date: March 22, 2019
  • Verse: “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)
  • Summary:

    Let's see, what would be a great example of the earthly and godly wisdoms, these kingdoms conflicting? See if we can think of a Biblical example. Oh, I know, here would be a good one. "Why don't you throw yourself off the pinnacle because the Scriptures say? These are a people that are governed by the Word of God that are opposing you at this time. They'll see God preserve you and know, then, that you're a true prophet of God. It will solve the whole problem. Everybody will see it. Word will spread. You'll have free course for your ministry, no more opposition.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Wisdom From Above is Our Strength

  • Date: March 18, 2019
  • Verse: “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17)
  • Summary:

    We're just encouraging ourselves in this study to say, "Okay, let me step back for just a moment and really be truthful with myself and where I am. Am I justifying many of these methods that I'm using?" And you're saying, "Pastor, we all have to work. We're to work and live by the sweat of our brow." We're not saying don't go to work. We're not saying to isolate yourselves from the world. We're saying don't become proficient in the world. We're saying don't seek the treasures of the world, its wisdom, its methodology.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Trusting in Worldly Wisdom Can Lead to Spiritual Death

  • Date: March 15, 2019
  • Verse: “Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.” (Proverbs 8:10-11)
  • Summary:

    As Father is bringing His people here into the crucible, He said, "Here's how I see you. You may be seeing yourself as those that are the children of the ark, of the covenant. But I want to tell you something. We've come past all of that. You're going to have to have your own personal encounter with Me. And let Me share with you where you are as a people right now. You're a sottish people. You have no understanding, and you're only wise to do evil." (Jeremiah 4:22)

    That's a powerful statement, isn't it? "Your wisdom is only to do evil.

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