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James 3 - NIV

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.

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.
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: 162
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: 198
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
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.
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: 1,036
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
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: 11,005
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: 1,007
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
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: 11,308
Sesan Banjo avatar
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: 3,454
tim vamosi avatar
You Talk Too Much
Shared by: tim vamosi on Jan, 2011
Summary: Never underestimate the power of the words that come out of your mouth!
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,825
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Dec, 2010
Summary: Much can be said of a person’s character by the way he uses his tongue. Jesus said that "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Mat. 12:34). In Jas. 3:6, 8, the tongue is "a fire, a world of iniquity", and a "deadly poison."
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: James 3:5-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 6,836
Denn Guptill avatar
Thou Shalt Not Cuss
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Sep, 2010
Summary: It's seems that what was taboo language a few years ago is the norm now, but does that make it right?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: James 3:7-12
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,617
Bishop Talbert Swan avatar
Child Did You Hear?
Shared by: Bishop Talbert Swan on Jun, 2010
Summary: Part 3 of a Three sermon series on the power of the tongue
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 3:5-6
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,377
John  Wright avatar
Shared by: John Wright on Feb, 2010
Summary: James teaches that a small briddle for a horese, a small rudder for a ship, a small tongue in comparrison to an out of control tongue warns us of the tremendous dangers of the tongue.
Series: James #12
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: James 3:3-6
Views: 6,580
John  Wright avatar
Pequeñas cosas que ilustran el poder de la lengua!
Shared by: John Wright on Feb, 2010
Summary: James teaches the importance of controling the tongue and this sermon is in Spanish, but this whole series can be converted to Spanish by going to James #0.
Series: James #12
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 3:2-6
Views: 4,382
John  Wright avatar
Shared by: John Wright on Feb, 2010
Summary: James teaches that when the tongue gets out of control it can do as much damage as a fire when it gets out of control.
Series: James #13
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: James 3:5-8
Views: 2,503
John  Wright avatar
THE TONGUE AS A FIRE! Extra Material. 20 Seed Thoughts!
Shared by: John Wright on Feb, 2010
Summary: 20 undeveloped seed thoughts relating to James' teaching
Series: James #14
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: James 3:9-12
Views: 580
Vernon Caruthers avatar
Shared by: Vernon Caruthers on Dec, 2009
Summary: This message centers upon the Christian virtue of PATIENCE & learning to WAIT upon GOD & upon practicing this GODLY VIRTUE.
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: James 3:7-11
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 3,894
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2009
Summary: Since each of you will spend ten years of your life talking - it is of utmost importance that we submit our tongues to Christ and give Him control over their use
Series: James
based on 43 ratings
Scripture: James 3:7-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 27,083
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2009
Summary: The Bible makes the control & proper use of the tongue a matter of great importance. The tongue is far too prone to excess, perversion & pollution. But the Christian who gains control over the tongue can control his life as well.
Series: James
based on 33 ratings
Scripture: James 3:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,429
Ken Harris avatar
"Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Sep, 2009
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that mature Christians can be idenified by their speech.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: James 3:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,154