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lesson 6


The Tongue: Very Difficult To Control

James 3:1-12


I.         A Mistaken mindset: Itís all right to let the tongue be free, itís harmless.


A.      The tongue boasts of great things - James 3:5


B.       It is a restless evil full of deadly poison - James 3:8


C.       Out of the same mouth come blessings (praises) and curses - James 3:9-10


D.      The tongue often emits the unexpected - James 3:11-12


†††† II.†††† A Correct mindset: The tongue must be controlled; it's very dangerous


††††††††††††††††††††††† A.††† One is often at fault for what he says - James 3:2


††††††††††††††††††††††† B.††† The tongue is a small but very powerful and influential part of the body - James 3:3-4


††††††††††††††††††††††† C.††† Like a forest fire, the tongue is very dangerous and hard to control - James 3:6-8


††††††††††††††††††††††† D.††† The tongue should be used for praise and not for cursing - James 3:9


II.       Conclusion - Be careful with the tongue: it can be our biggest problem!Ephesians 4:29



III.     Memory Verse - James 3:10



IV.    Questions


1. What is 1) something good and 2) something bad that man does with the tongue according to verse 9?


2. What can one do to control his tongue?


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