Stick Out Your Tongue

October 7, 2018

Bible Text: James 3:1-6 |

Series:

James 3:1-6, Stick Out Your Tongue

Intro:

A. Spiritual Significance of a Controlled Tongue, Jas.3:1-2

1. Specifically, (Jas. 3:1)

a. SOLEM WARNING (1a)

b. STATED REASON (1b)

2. Generally, (Jas. 3:2)

a. REMINDER OF DEPRAVITY (2a)

b. PROOF OF MATURITY (2b)

(1) condition

(2) consequence

(3) amplification

B. Illustrated Danger of an Uncontrolled Tongue, Jas.3:3-6

1. Disproportionate Power, (Jas. 3:3-4)

a. HORSE AND BRIDAL (3)

b. SHIP AND RUDDER (4)

(1) bulk

(2) force

(3) steering

(4) control

2. Damaging Effects, (Jas. 3:5-6)

a. CONSEQUENCES (5)

b. CHARACTER (6)

(1) a destructive force

(2) wickedness

(3) invasive

(4) pervasive

(5) source of power