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James 3 - NIV

2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.

4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.

5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,

8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.

10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?




Sermons on James 3 More sermons: James 3

Derrick Tuper avatar
Are You Religious?
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2017
Summary: Typically, a person's idea of being religious is just going through rituals and practices associated with the faith. In James 1:26-27 God defined what it means to be religious. So regardless of what we think it means we need to learn what God said it is.
Tim Smith avatar
Overcoming Failure
Shared by: Tim Smith on Sep, 2016
Summary: Some of the greatest figures throughout Scripture have experienced failure. Failure is something we all experience. But how do you overcome failure?
Scripture: James 3:2
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 218
Kelly Durant avatar
Pray Before You Say Or Pay (The Consequences)
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Sep, 2016
Summary: People manipulate opinions with their tongues. Offensive words cause people to get offended and not return to church. People must repent to control the out of control fires they start.as words have consequences.
Steve Ely avatar
Game of Thrones - Pt. 3 - MIxture
Shared by: Steve Ely on Aug, 2016
Summary: We talk, sing, and pray using the language of the Kingdom . . . words like Lord, King, and sovereign. However, citizenship in a democracy keeps us from understanding the throne.
Scripture: James 3:10-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 157
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
The mystery of words--- Is no mystery
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul, 2016
Summary: Few ever learn the power that words can carry. Little words can do great harm and bring danger deep in the heart. Pay back or pay forward?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 3:3-6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 195
Douglas Stull avatar
Incredible Power of the Tongue
Shared by: Douglas Stull on Nov, 2015
Summary: James gives four comparisons that define the tongue's destructive power.
Scripture: James 3:8-10
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 225
Monty Newton avatar
"Is this thing on?"
Shared by: Monty Newton on Sep, 2015
Summary: When we have the mind of Christ, our words reflect the life of Christ within us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 3:1-2
Views: 642
Jeffrey  Sims avatar
Controlling the tiny terror
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Sep, 2015
Summary: This sermon makes us aware that our words do harm others and offers insight on how to change our thinking so the things we say will bring up-building to others
Scripture: James 3:2-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 286
Larry Turner avatar
Dad in the Mirror
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2015
Summary: It seems dads get beat up a lot for failing to be the perfect father. We forget that dads are fallen men like all others. This message is designed to encourage dads and others in their daily walk.
bala samson avatar
Bridle your tongue!
Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2015
Summary: Friend, allow God to move on your behalf; silence should be the ‘treasure’ that we need to possess!
Scripture: James 3:2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 389
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
The power of words
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: James addresses the power of the tongue. We need to realize the tongue can develop many problems...
Scripture: James 3:1-11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,570
Victor Ramlall avatar
OH BE CAREFUL LITTLE TONGUES WHAT YOU SAY!
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Jun, 2014
Summary: The control of of the tongue is the vital to the health and well being of the whole man, and what we say should not be treated lightly. With the Holy Spirit in control, our words can bring healing, health and life, rather death and destruction!
Scripture: James 3:4-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 527
Paul Barreca avatar
Tests for the Tongue
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jun, 2014
Summary: Nuclear power can be harnessed to bring destruction or benefit. The same is true for our tongue.
Paul Barreca avatar
The Power of our Words
Shared by: Paul Barreca on May, 2014
Summary: Our words reveal what our heart contains, so listen carefully to yourself to see whether or not your faith is real.
Mark Aarssen avatar
McButtons and McZippers
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Mar, 2014
Summary: Friends have you had your buttons pushed lately? Is there a lesson about patience or disappointment that the Lord is trying to teach you?
Mike Fogerson avatar
Letting Go of Hurt
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Feb, 2014
Summary: I believe when a Bible-believing Christian refuses to forgive/release others they can forfeit the protective covering/spiritual hedge.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 3:10-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,033
Dale McAnally avatar
Power Of The Spoken Word
Shared by: Dale McAnally on Dec, 2013
Summary: The power of God backs us up when we dare to speak His Word with faith, love, authority, and full expectation.
Jeffrey  Sims avatar
Lying , Gossiping & A Big Paddle
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Nov, 2013
Summary: How easy it is for us to fall into lying and gossip and how to avoid them
Scripture: James 3:2-10
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 624
Terry  Frazier avatar
What Your Tongue Saya About You
Shared by: Terry Frazier on Oct, 2013
Summary: We get mad when people say nasty things about us but what about what we say to ourselves? Too many times we allow satan to tear us down from the inside out and to use our thoughts against us. Believers need to bring every thought unto captivity to Christ.
Scripture: James 3:2-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,465
Wayne Lawson avatar
The Meanest Member in Our Church
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Oct, 2013
Summary: The author of this book, James is saying the tongue, though it be very small, is very Powerful, and very influential, and therefore the Tongue should be handled with care
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: James 3:5-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,990
Bo Dunford avatar
Taming The Tongue
Shared by: Bo Dunford on Oct, 2013
Summary: Controlling the tongue is a hard job to do, but not impossible.
Scripture: James 3:5-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,603
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Dangerous Digit
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Sep, 2013
Summary: A sermon on how we can overcome and conquer the sin of gossip.
Scripture: James 3:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 662
Lance  Hostetter avatar
The Silent Tongue
Shared by: Lance Hostetter on Mar, 2013
Summary: This sermon encourages believers to open their mouths and share their faith.
Scripture: James 3:1-9
Views: 1,005
Gregory Lilly avatar
Taming the Tongue
Shared by: Gregory Lilly on Jan, 2013
Summary: As believers we should learn to use our tongue for God's glory and not for the satisfaction of the flesh.
Scripture: James 3:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 477
James May avatar
Silence of the Lambs
Shared by: James May on Oct, 2012
Summary: We are the sheep of God's pasture, but we often have trouble hearing God because of the bleating of our own voices. How often does God say to us, "Before I can speak, or move in your midst, let there be silence among the lambs"?
Scripture: James 3:5-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,825
Philip Harrelson avatar
Bits, Bridles, and Wild Horses
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on May, 2012
Summary: This message shows the power of discipline in a believer's life.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: James 3:3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,724
Adrian Rogers avatar
Marriage: Duel or Duet?
Shared by: Adrian Rogers on Mar, 2012
Summary: Marriage is more than moonlight and roses. In our day, it is by many lightly regarded, and by many as lightly discarded. But marriages are kept alive by God's grace.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: James 3:5-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 11,299
Sesan Banjo avatar
THE MIRACLE IS IN YOUR MOUTH
Shared by: Sesan Banjo on Jan, 2012
Summary: Discover how to use your mouth to provoke the miracles you greatly desire
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: James 3:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,449
David Rigg avatar
Bite Your Tongue
Shared by: David Rigg on Oct, 2011
Summary: This sermon uses an amusing story to illustrate the need for us to be careful about what we say.
Scripture: James 3:2-12
Views: 1,306
David Rigg avatar
Bite Your Tongue
Shared by: David Rigg on Jun, 2011
Summary: Here's a sermon encouraging us to watch what we say. A humorous story is incorporated in the sermon to hold your audience's attention.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: James 3:2-12
Views: 2,192