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The Taming of the Tongue

September 9, 2018 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: James

Scripture: James 3:6–3:12

The Taming of the Tongue

James 3:6–12

September 9, 2018

Introduction:

I.   Two preliminary observations:

      A. Our need for words shows us that we are spiritual beings. Matt. 4:4.

      B. Our need for words shows us that we are relational beings. Ephes. 4:29

II.  The rebellious tongue is in league with the Devil. James 3:6, 8b.

 

III. The tongue is impossible to tame completely. James 3:7-8.

 

IV.   Even among believers, the tongue is hypocritical and inconsistent.                    James 3:9-12.

 

V.    What can we do?

       A.  Repent where necessary and remind yourself of the Gospel. Ro. 5:8.

       B.  Refuse to clothe evil thoughts with words. Ephesians 4:29.

       C.  Draw near to God and pray. James 4:8.

       D.  Cultivate the regular habit of praise and worship. James 3:9a.

Questions for reflection:

  • What do you think your language and use of words say about you?
  • In what specific areas of speech might you need to improve?
  • How and to whom can we use our words to minister and bless?
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