Taming the Tongue
James 3:1-12
A Caution Against a Boastful
• James 3:1-5a
• Warning against pride and against presuming a calling
that is not yours
This is exactly the condemnation of Jesus towards to
teachers in his day
To boast = to talk big, i.e. be grandiloquent (arrogant,
The Corruption of
an Unbridled Tongue
James 3:5b-6
The uncontrolled tongue can turn ones life into a
blazing flame of destruction
A Control for the Untamable
James 3:7-8
If no one can tame the tongue then what is the use?
No man can tame the tongue, but Christ can
The Contradiction
of the Untested Tongue
James 3:9-12
James’ writings serves as a series of test
(Faith) Belief is not created by your words
Our words don't make belief...they reveal the true
belief of our heart.
What is your heart saying to you this morning?
• Be cautious in any motive to exalt yourself?
• Eliminate the boastful speech.
• Words can destroy years in an instant
• No man can tame the tongue, but Christ can!
• Our words reveal the true belief of our heart.
Can you go 24 hours without sarcasm, derogatory and
hurtful remarks or negative ways of communicating?
Are you willing by God's grace to begin working on
developing a Christ-like method of communicating?
Will you be intentional about it starting today?