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Trash talk?
Pastor Daron Lindemann
by Pastor Daron Lindemann
June 13, 2024

I was bullied as a kid. He would stalk me after school and trash-talk: “I’m gonna punch you in the face!” I was too scared to trash-talk back.

Learn to be a better trash-talker. Why? Because your fiercest enemies are trash-talking all the time. If you listen to them, you will lose.

The Bible teaches you to respond with trash talk of your own and put these enemies in their place. Well, it’s really not trash talk but truth talk because it comes from God. 

Here it is: “‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).

Take a cue from the Bible for some truth talk!

“Hey, sin, Jesus died and rose so you can’t curse me, you don’t make me dirty, and Jesus’ empty tomb empowers me to say no to you, sin!”

“Hey, death, do you really think you win? Jesus rose, and you are dead. New life from Jesus with my name on it is in charge, and I’m going to live that life now and in heaven!”

“Hey, devil, sure you’re real, but I’m not afraid of you trying to intimidate me and manipulate me. You are full of lies, but Jesus is my truth and life. He is Lord, not you!”