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Listen to the podcast, recorded live in the studio with 20Twenty host Neil Johnson as he chatted with Maryam and Marziyeh, believers from Iran who were imprisoned for their faith.. Maryam and Marziyeh will also speak at ten meetings in Australia from 26 June - 6 July. These two courageous women spent 259 days in Iran's most notorious prison with

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Let marriage be held in honour among all...’ Hebrews 13:14 ESV Special events will be happening all across Australia during Marriage Week, culminating in the Great Aussie Date Night on Saturday 20 September. Marriage Week is a great time to reassess marriage and to see it is more than a piece of paper. Marriage is a covenantal

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Caught the start of a Vision radio programme and want to hear the end? Want to share an interview with a friend? Every day new podcasts are added to the Vision website, so you can listen to your favourite programmes again, and again, at your convenience. One great recent podcast has even become a video on YouTube: The Green Line 
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Control Your Tongue

'...If we could control our tongues, we...could also control ourselves in every other way.' James 3:2 NLT

The saying goes, 'We are like cats; we lick ourselves with our tongues!' When someone spreads gossip, mark that person carefully. Why? Because if they talk to you about somebody else, they'll talk to somebody else about you. The Bible warns us about three things: (1) a hasty tongue. 'Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.' (Proverbs 29:20 NKJV) If you take time to get the facts, much of the time you'll speak differently. Hannah prayed so passionately for a child that Eli the high priest thought she was drunk. When the disciples saw Jesus walking toward them on the Sea of Galilee, they thought He was a ghost. So think, or better yet, pray before you jump to conclusions. (2) a flattering tongue. '...There is no faithfulness in their mouth...they flatter with their tongue.' (Psalm 5:9 NKJV) Say what you mean and mean what you say. Be genuine. When you flatter people, you manipulate them for your own ends. Don't do that. Give it to them straight. If you love them, be truthful with them. (3) a judgmental tongue. Jesus said, 'Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.' (Matthew 7:1-2 NKJV) If you live long enough, you'll be guilty of many of the same things you're so quick to condemn in others. The truth is, how you deal with other people determines how God deals with you.

SoulFood: Ezra 6-8, Lk 10:1-15, Ps 78:9-16, Prov 19:24-26

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2014
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