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A Mouth Like His is a valuable tool for training in an extremely fundamental part of the Christian life- our words. It is a systematic look at what the Bible has to say about the subject of speech. It explores the extraordinary beauty and power of the life-giving mouth of God Who spoke everything into existence, and reminds us that our mouths are meant to be little reflections of His. In Colossians three Paul tells us that in Christ we have “Taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” A Mouth Like His was written to renew us in our knowledge of our Creator, especially knowledge of His mouth, so that we can be renewed in His image–that our mouths might become like His mouth. This gospel focused study will kindle gratitude for God’s great love in Christ, and awaken delight in the gift of speech God has given us. Part I, God’s Mouth and Ours, is a simple but awe inspiring Biblical study of God’s mouth and its characteristics. Part II, A Well Trained Guard, picks up on our desire to be conformed to His image and makes use of the Psalmist’s prayer in Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD, Keep watch over the door of my lips.” Each type of word that “our guards” need to keep from coming through our lips is defined and examined. Since Christ is the image of the invisible God, our picture of our creator, the very Word of God, Part II considers how Jesus avoided each type of sinful word: lies, reckless words, gossip, boasting, angry words, divisive words, curses, loud obnoxious speech, foolish words, critical words, and “Too-many-words”. Part II gives us a clear sense of our need for the grace of God and the forgiveness offered us in Christ as we see how far short our mouths are from being reflections of His. Part III, A Fountain of Life, considers the positive use of our mouths, the intention God had in giving us this amazing gift of speech. This section of the book discovers the power and potential of our mouths to be fountains of life as Proverbs 10:11 describes them to be, bringing life, hope, joy, and delight to others around us as we follow the example of Christ. Again, the example of Jesus and His words is considered in each instance as the reader contemplates: Repetition of God’s Word, praise, thanksgiving, instruction, healing words, encouragement, words of comfort, wise Bible based counsel, exhortation, laughter, sharing the good news, and confession. It’s an exciting picture. Part IV, A Full Circle and the Climax of it All, pulls the entire study together showing us that the story of our speech is the story of the gospel. Our glorious gift of speech, mouths created to be life giving like His, fallen so far short, become so ugly, and in such desperate need of help can be redeemed as we confess our faith in Christ and new words flow out of a new heart. A Mouth Like His inspires us to make the most of the incredible potential we have in the gift of speech. Effectively addressed to a wide range of ages, from elementary school students right up through adults, A Mouth Like His has been fruitfully used as a personal devotional, as material for family worship, and as a course of study for Sunday school classes, vacation Bible school, Christian school Bible classes, and homeschool co-op Bible classes.
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Faye Hake is an old woman with no particular qualifications. She has been happily (most days) married for thirty-nine years to a man who does have credible curriculum vitae, but whose faithfulness and Christ-likeness prompt much more respect and gratitude than his credentials. She is a mother of nine children whose ever-emerging credentials impress at least their mother, and whose walks with Christ are by far her deepest joy and undeserved gift from God. She is a grandma of thirteen (and counting) irrefutably remarkable lovable grandchildren. She spent nineteen years serving with her husband as missionaries in Taiwan with a conservative Presbyterian church. She homeschooled all nine of her children up until college and a small assemblage of other people’s children too, taught a lot of biology, chemistry, and anatomy to high school students, discipled a fair number of young women, and developed a number of Bible studies which God has fruitfully used to grow people. She is a broken woman whose only hope is in the cross of Christ and she is increasingly (by the day) astounded by the grace of God and His unfathomable love for her and for all His people.
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Book Description Rivendell Press, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M098822061X