James 3:1-12

Experiencing Wholeness in Jesus in a Broken World

James 3:1-12

Main Point: The way we speak to and about people shapes us toward wholeness in Jesus or it further corrupts us.

Realize the dangerous power that we posses in the way we speak.

1) A warning to teachers about the danger and power of speaking.

Matthew 12:33-37

2) Four illustrations about the danger and power of speaking.

A) Bit

B) Ship

C) Fire

D) Animals

3) A vivid description of the danger and power of our way of speaking and the potentiality of it’s evil.

Move Past Guilt toward Wholeness in Jesus

Words have a formative power for wholeness or corruption in the one speaking and the one listening.

Further Study: Psalm 1, 5, 12, 15; Proverbs 10:18; 17:5; 11:13/20:19; 26:28; 28:23/29:5; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Isaiah 6; Matthew 15:19; 20:19/27:29, 31, 41; Mark 7:22; 10:34/15:20, 31; Romans 1:29-30; 16:18; Ephesians 4:15-25; Colossians 4; 1 Peter 3:8-12

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