The Tongue: Very Difficult To Control
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
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?