Read James 3:2 and ask for a volunteer to explain the verse’s message in their own words. We must know the hypocrisy of the tongue. James 3:1-2a James 3 Don't be in any rush to become a teacher, my friends. Sep 26, 2008. And none of us is perfectly qualified. We get it wrong nearly every time we open our mouths. (1-2) Opening observations: the greater accountability of teachers and the difficulty of … The demonstration of a living faith in controlling what we say. The Tongue, the Bridle, and the Blessing: An Exposition of James 3:1–12 Desiring God 2008 National Conference. Apart from redemption it will only tear down and destroy. Comment, “Kindly spoken words help create a more determined desire to serve.” James 3 The Message Bible << James 2 | James 3 | James 4 >> The Tongue. Teachers are held to the strictest standards. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. OUR FOCUS IN THIS STUDY is the teaching of James 3:1–12: Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. Conference Message. When You Open Your Mouth 1-2Don't be in any rush to become a teacher, my friends. We get it wrong nearly every time we open our mouths. If you could find... Read verse in The Message Bible 3 Dear brothers and sisters, [] not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 And none of us is perfectly qualified. Teaching is highly responsible work. James 3 New Living Translation (NLT) Controlling the Tongue. We get it wrong nearly every time we open our mouths. Teaching is highly responsible work. 1. 2 Indeed, we all make many mistakes. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a rep... Read verse in The Message Bible In James 2:14ff. If James left us here this would be a miserable message: the tongue is a deadly poison that no man can stop. James 3:5-8 A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything - or destroy it! Scripture: James 3:1–12. The Message; James 3 James 3. II. Teachers are held to the strictest standards. Thankfully, we aren't left to ourselves. And none of us is perfectly qualified. James describes a blank person as one who wants the things of heaven but does not want to let go of worldly attitudes Double-minded 1 John 2:16 for all that is in the world the lust of the blank and the lust of the blank and the pride of blank is not of the farther but is of the world The powerful tongue can be used for great good or great evil. Emphasize that only Jesus is perfect, but the verse tells us that corrected, appropriate speech will lead to better behavior. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. Teaching is highly responsible work. In 3:17, James tells us that the source of this wisdom is “from above.” This in line with Proverbs 2:6, which declares, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” As we will see (3:15), there is a so-called worldly “wisdom,” but invariably it is at odds with God’s wisdom (see 1 Cor. A Word of Warning to Would-Be Teachers. Teachers are held to the strictest standards. This message appears as a chapter in The Power of Words and the Wonder of God. he exposes the hypocrisy of speaking a word of blessing without doing anything to be a blessing. James has indeed been talking about the tongue, and he is going to take the matter even farther in chapter 3. 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