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My Big Fat Mouth

Words are powerful, for good or bad. And the right words at the right time can be exactly what we need to hear—or what we need to say.

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Topic #1


It’s easy to point out when someone else is doing everything wrong – but it hurts when we’re on the receiving end of criticism. So shut your big fat mouth!

Key Points:

See Also: Relationships

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Talk about a time when you were criticized. How did it feel?
  3. Read Proverbs 18:21 What do you think of Solomon’s description of the power of the tongue?
  4. Why do you think it so easy to be critical of others?
  5. How would you define a “critical spirit”?
  6. Read Galatians 5:14-15. What are some of the ways that a critical spirit can destroy relationships?
  7. Why do you think it is easier to criticize than to build up?
  8. Who are you most critical of? What could your criticism be destroying?
  9. Read Luke 6:45. Why do you think Jesus means when he says “what you say flows from what is in your heart?
  10. Read Romans 15:13. Instead of being critical, what would it look like if each day your words overflowed with hope from the Holy Spirit? Have you experienced that?
  11. How can you be less critical in your closest relationships? What obstacles will you face? How will you go about it?
  12. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

Topic #2

Studies show that repeated complaining rewires your brain to make future complaining more likely. So shut your big fat mouth!

Key Points:

See Also: Attitude

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What do you complain about most?
  3. Read Exodus16:8 and discuss how it would change your view of complaining if you knew God was the end recipient.
  4. Read Philippians 2:17-18. What do you think the writer, Paul, is trying to say here?
  5. Do you more often need to change your circumstance or your perspective?
  6. Read Philippians 1:12-13. How could you, like Paul, flip your perspective about the struggles you’re facing?
  7. What are some blessings you haven’t been grateful for lately? How can you regularly turn these blessings into gratitude toward God?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

Topic #3


You may never be more like the devil than when you lie. So shut your big fat mouth!

Key Points:

  • We lie because we think it will work better than the truth.
  • The devil’s plan for your life is to get you to lie. John 8:44
  • God’s plan is to set you free with the truth. John 8:32

See Also: Honesty, Confession

Sermon Resources

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Sermon Slides:

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What was the most outlandish lie that you told when you were a kid?
  3. What are some of the reasons that you are tempted to tell a lie?
  4. Read Ephesians 4:21-25. Make a list of what this passage says about life before Christ and what it says about life after Christ?
  5. How does lying reveal a lack of trust in God?
  6. Why do you think the devil chooses lying as a way to attack Christians?
  7. Read 1 John 1:9. What does this verse teach us about confessing our sins?
  8. Read James 5:16. Why do people tend to avoid confessing their sins to others? What is the blessing that you can recieve if you confess your sins to others?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

Topic #4


Gossip is so subtle it can just sneak up on you before you know you’re even doing it. So shut your big fat mouth!

Key Points:

  • Gossip hurts more people than you think: 
  • Only you can shut down gossip:
    • Guard your ears
    • Shut your mouth
    • Open your heart

See Also: Gossip

Sermon Resources

Download and use any of these free PG Network resources to preach this sermon in your church. Learn more.

Sermon Slides:

  • Basic Slides (English)
  • Manuscript Slides (English)
  • Diapositivas (Español)

Sermon Handout:

  • Handout (English)
  • Guía (Español)

Sermon Manuscripts:

  • In English
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Response Song:

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Share a time when someone gossiped about you and how it made you feel.
  3. Read Proverbs 18:8 (NIV) and share why you think gossip is so enjoyable.
  4. Read Proverbs 16:28 and share all the ways that gossip hurts relationships.
  5. Share your ideas about Craig Groeschel’s quote, “What you permit, you promote.”  
  6. Share some reasons why you think people gossip.
  7. Explain why you think the question,“Why are you telling me this?” is so powerful in stopping gossip.
  8. Why do you think Proverbs 20:19 tells us to avoid people who gossip?
  9. Read Proverbs 21:23 and share why you think that God tells us to shut our mouths and not gossip.
  10. Read Zephaniah 3:17 (RSV) and answer the question, “How do you find approval, love and acceptance in a way that doesn’t hurt so many people?”
  11. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.