James 3 - NIV
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
Sermons on James 3
Contributed by Randy Edwards on Mar 8, 2017
Part 9 of our James series
Contributed by Mark H. Stevens Thd on Aug 10, 2016
Chapter three comes as a warning on the use of the tongue and particular, the use of the gift to teach. James provides a twofold warning: (1) the teacher will be under greater scrutiny from God; and (2) the primary teaching tool is the tongue which must be under the control of the Holy Spirit.