Scott Street MB Church Podcast

How To Manage Your Mouth - You Can do It. He Can Help Series IV - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

May 29, 2019

Our tongues direct our lives, they can destroy our lives and the lives of others, and our words show what is our hearts.

SCRIPTURE: James 3:1-12 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body,sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

- managing our tongues and words
- being careful with our words as they can be a burning fire
- If our words reflect a needy heart, we need a heart transplant.

Worship by Paul Moore

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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, May 26, 2019