It’s All About Etiquette

Lesson: Sunday May 3, 2020 Minister Tajuana Miles

Manners Always Matter

Key Point: Manners are rules of unselfishness. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor ( 1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV).

Key Point: Manners reflect Jesus Attitudes. To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people(Titus 3:2 ESV).

Manners are a vital part of reflecting Christ to others. As we follow the rule of politeness for our culture and exhibit kind, thoughtful, unselfish behavior, we show people the genuine, sensitive love God have for them.  To exhibit Christ and His love, respect rules that help us act in kind ways with deference toward others.

Saying “Excuse Me”

“Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.”

Manners are a system of how we speak and act.  When it comes to the vocabulary of good manners, no phrase is more multifunctional or comes in handier than “excuse me”.  You say “please” when asking for something and “thank you” when someone has done something for you or given you something nice.  But “excuse me” has nearly as any uses.  It can be use as a request, as an attention getter, or a type of apology when an apology isn’t necessary but not saying anything would be rude.

If you’re walking down a crowded hall at school and happen to accidentally bump into someone, you say “excuse me.”

 If the two remaining seats together at the movie theater are in the middle of the aisle, as you and your friend squeeze past each person, you should quietly say “excuse me”.

If a group of people are conversating with one another and blocking a doorway you need to go through, you don’t have to wait for them to move on; just say excuse me”.

In general, girls are far more careful than boys about belching at the table, but it happens, and when it does, there is no need to act as if it didn’t. A simple “excuse me” is sufficient.

You Do: Say “excuse me” if you haven’t heard someone said to you and would like them to repeat it.

You Don’t: Say “huh?”

Why: “Huh” sounds as it you are grunting, and you do not grunt unless they are moving heavy objects or involved in an athletic endeavor.

You Do: Say “excuse me” if you need to interrupt someone, even it it’s your own mom on the computer or your dad reading a book.

You Don’t: Fidget, wave your arms around, or sigh dramatically.

Why: Because day excuse me is a perfectly acceptable way to get some-one’s attention.

What does the Bible say about: Good Manners?

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Luke 6:31 ESV: And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV : Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Peter 3:8 ESV Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV :Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Romans 12:10 ESV :Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Always Remember: God manners are like a people magnet.  They draw others close.

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