"Let the words of my mouth and
the meditation
of my heart be 
acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."
                             Psalm  19:14

Why Christlike Dialogue?

Definition of Christlike Dialogue 

A Christlike dialogue is defined as honest conversation, guided by the Holy Spirit that includes:

  • Other-minded listening (Philippians 2:3-4; James 1:19-20)
  • Seeking and speaking the truth in love (John 14:6; 8:32; Eph. 4:15)
  • Being focused on Christ’s interests (1 Timothy 1:15; Ephesians 4:13)
  • Entrusting God with the outcome (1 Peter 2:23; 2 Timothy 2:24-26)

The Need

Within congregations all across America, gossip and argumentative monologues continue to be more prevalent than Christlike dialogue. Our Heavenly Father wants to see that changed. Why? Because He wants His children to embrace disagreements and conflict as opportunities to know Christ better, become more like Him, and represent Jesus well as we intentionally engage people with differing views in conversations that honor God.

The Challenge

Think of the impact within a congregation or organization when Christlike dialogue becomes more prevalent than gossip and quarreling. Think of the impact within our homes, our churches, with our neighbors, in the workplace, and throughout society when Christians engage people with differing views in ways that truly represent Jesus well by the words we speak and the Spirit in which they are spoken. This is possible, but only if church leaders take this message from God seriously and make Christlike dialogue a priority for their congregations.