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