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James: Tame That Tongue!

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March 16, 2008 message from Pastor Doug Humphrey TCC.ORG

March 16, 2008 message from Pastor Doug Humphrey TCC.ORG

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Tame That Tongue! Speaker: Doug Humphrey Senior Pastor
  • 3. 1 Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
  • 4. 3 Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. 4 Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.
  • 5. 5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
  • 6. 7 For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. 8 But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
  • 7. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
  • 8. 11 Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.
  • 9. 1 Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.
  • 10. The Bible: Handle With Care
    • Bible teachers are dispensers of truth.
    • A teacher’s teaching affects many lives.
    • Teachers are expected to embody the truth they teach.
  • 11. Ezra 7:10
    • 10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.
  • 12. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
  • 13. Tame That Tongue
    • The tongue is small but influential. (3:3-5)
    • The tongue is necessary but evil. (3:5b-8)
    • The tongue is beneficial but inconsistent . (3:9-12)
  • 14. 3 Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. 4 Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.
  • 15. 5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things…
  • 16. Tame That Tongue
    • The tongue is small but influential. (3:3-5)
    • The tongue is necessary but evil. (3:5b-8)
    • The tongue is beneficial but inconsistent . (3:9-12)
  • 17. 5b See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
  • 18.  
  • 19. 7 For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. 8 But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
  • 20. Psalm 141:3
    • Set a guard, O Lord over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men of iniquity...
  • 21. Ephesians 4:29
    • 29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.
  • 22. Before You Speak…
    • Is it wholesome?
    • 2. Does it edify?
    • 3. Is the timing appropriate?
  • 23. 8b It is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
  • 24. Before You Pass Along Information
    • Does this person need to know this information in order to faithfully carry out their responsibilities? If not, keep quiet.
    • 2. Do I know for a fact that this information is true? Have you checked the source? If not, keep quiet.
  • 25. Tame That Tongue
    • The tongue is small but influential. (3:3-5)
    • The tongue is necessary but evil. (3:6-8)
    • The tongue is beneficial but inconsistent . (3:9-12)
  • 26. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
  • 27. 11 Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.
  • 28. Mark 7
    • 20 He went on: “It’s what comes out of a person that pollutes: 21 obscenities, lusts, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 greed, depravity, deceptive dealings, carousing, mean looks, slander, arrogance, foolishness—
  • 29. Mark 7
    • 23 all these are vomit from the heart. There is the source of your pollution.”
  • 30. Application/Challenge
    • Ask God to help you control your tongue. (Psalm 141:3)
    • Commit yourself to use your tongue to edify, not to destroy. (Eph. 4:29)
    • 3. Complete the Proverbs study on the tongue.
  • 31.