Taming the Tongue
James 3:1-12
A Caution Against a Boastful
Tongue
• James 3:1-5a
• Warning against pride and against presuming a calling
that is not yours
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This is exactly the condemnation of Jesus towards to
teachers in his day
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To boast = to talk big, i.e. be grandiloquent (arrogant,
egotistic)
The Corruption of
an Unbridled Tongue
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James 3:5b-6
The uncontrolled tongue can turn ones life into a
blazing flame of destruction
A Control for the Untamable
Tongue
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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
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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.
Conclusion
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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.
Application
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Can you go 24 hours without sarcasm, derogatory and
hurtful remarks or negative ways of communicating?
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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?