Mission Hills Church
Toxic | Slander
Sticks and stones may break our bones...but words can kill our souls. That’s why James calls the tongue a restless evil, full of deadly poison. In an increasingly digital world, our words have more power now than perhaps ever before. Join us for a timely study of God’s wisdom for dealing with four kinds of toxic talk that are a dangerous trap for all of us.
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  • Littleton Campus
    620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • Mission Hills en Español
    5804 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Sunday 11:30 AM
Welcome to Mission Hills!
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Mission Hills is a church family—a family who wants to extend to you the same love, hope, and joy that we have received. We know that we cannot be all things to all people. But we do want to be one thing to all people. We want to be the place where anyone, of any age, of any level of spiritual maturity, of any economic class, of any ethnicity, of any church background—or no church background—can meet God in a way that transforms their life…forever!

If you are a first time guest, we would love to meet you! Stop by the Welcome Center for a free gift.
We’ve got to recognize and resist this kind of toxic talk.

We've got to model for the world how God intended us to use our tongues.
Slander is spreading misinformation to hurt someone’s reputation.
1. Slander comes from a heart that hopes to hurt.
2. Slander is a coward's weapon.
3. Slander has a boomerang effect.
How we talk about other people tells other people a lot about us.

For Christians, how we talk about other people tells other people a lot about Jesus.
We engage in slander when what we say is unkind and untrue.
What is motivating me to say this?
We can spread malicious misinformation without actually telling a lie.
1. We can slander by spreading information we didn't verify.
Investigate before you propagate!
2. We can slander by using truth to lead someone to a false conclusion.
Our refusal to practice slander invites the presence of God.
1. Have I been guilty of spreading misinformation maliciously?
2. Is this a regular temptation? Why?
3. What am I going to do about it?