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  • Tongue Taming Challenges

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Sep 12, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    Ordinary Proper 19: We face an uphill battle as we consider the challenge of getting our tongue - our speech - under control. But that is precisely what St. James exhorts us to do!

    Words matter - they matter a lot. In order to uncover the processes that destroy unions, marital researchers studied couples over the course of years, and even decades, and retraced the star-crossed steps of those who had split up back to their wedding day. What they discovered is unsettling. None more

  • By Our Words

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 25, 2014

    We might not feel comfortable sharing our faith, but let's make sure that we don't sabotage those who do.

    If there is one word that strikes fear in the hearts of most church goers it is “evangelism”. Most of us understand the necessity of people meeting Jesus. All but the most callous are heartbroken at the thoughts of friends and loved ones spending an eternity far from God. And yet. more

  • Simple Speech Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Aug 18, 2014

    In a world of complex communication, James reminds us to keep our words simple, trustworthy and positive!

    Kim’s nephew came home from second grade in her Christian School and told his mom and dad that one of the kids got in trouble for saying the “F” word. Tom and Clara were quite surprised, and asked him, “Thomas, what exactly did the boy say?” Thomas whispered, more

  • Language Of Edification Series

    Contributed by Arthur Miller on Mar 24, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    The tongue is a destructive force that can spew the stench of a rotten heart, but we are called to speak only what is constructive to others. We need to be thinking about our words and changing our attitudes about people while God transforms our lives.

  • Having A Religion That Is Worth Anything Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Jul 31, 2012

    Religion to most is external- what you look like. Jesus says that a religion that is worth anything begins internally with a relationship with Him and will be lived out to the widows and orphans that we meet in life.

    Having a religion that is worth something James 1:19-1:27 Introduction- We are continuing to be in the series Nuts and Bolts of life. We have looked at relationships, both with God and others. We have looked last week at trusting God when we are in difficult times, and this morning we more

  • Tests For The Tongue Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jun 2, 2014

    Nuclear power can be harnessed to bring destruction or benefit. The same is true for our tongue.

    Sermon Notes June 1, 2014 Tests for the Tongue James 1:5-12 At 5 AM on July 16, 1945, in northern New Mexico, the pre-dawn sky was instantaneously illuminated by the blinding flash. The mushroom cloud from the first Atomic detonation spilled upward for 40,000 feet and was visible for 60 more

  • The Power Of The Tongue Series

    Contributed by Matt Skiles on Feb 15, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    The Bible teaches us that our tongue has great power ... to heal or to destroy, to bless or to curse ... we are to be wise in the use of this member of our body ... it can bring pain or pleasure ... it's all in how it is used!

  • Every Word

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Feb 7, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    Here is a short teaching on guarding our speech.

    Every Word Christians and Non-Christians Must Give an Accounting Oswald Champers in My Utmost for His Highest wrote "The deadliest pharisaism to-day is not hypocrisy, but unconscious unreality." Jesus spoke a truth that awakens the human soul to a reality that is going to be experienced by more

  • The Tests Of Real Religion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 25 ratings

    Receptivity to the Word & responsiveness to its revelation must be coupled with a new way of living. One must continuously surrender in obedience to & constant practice of the Word. For inner spiritual devotion to Christ as Lord will be demonstrated by me

    JAMES 1:26-27 THE TESTS OF REAL RELIGION We have been studying about being receptive to the Word and responsive to its teachings. Receptivity to the Word and responsiveness to its revelation must be coupled with a new way of living. One must continuously surrender to obedience and constant more

  • Real-Igion

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Feb 21, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    In today’s passage, James wants to keep us from the deception that being religious is merely going through a set of rituals and motions. James doesn’t want us to be deceived into thinking the more I exemplify religious behavior the more spiritual I am. Le

    REALIGION James 1:26-27 INTRODUCTION: Preventing deception is a major theme for James (1:1:16, 22, 26). In today’s passage, James wants to keep us from the deception that being religious is merely going through a set of rituals and motions. James doesn’t want us to be deceived into more

  • The Troublesome Tongue

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 29, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Let’s do more than just beat ourselves up about our tongue. Let’s examine the problem and find real solutions.

    Passage: James 3:1-12 Intro: It’s perhaps typical when preaching on this passage to hand out the whips, and encourage everyone to beat on themselves and each other! 1. we all have plenty of experience with the power of the tongue. 2. we have been wounded, and we have wounded others. 3. more

  • Keep Pressing On Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 16, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    God wants us to: 1. Restrain our tongues and our temper (vs. 16-20). 2. Receive His Word (vs. 21). 3. Respond to His Word (vs. 22-25). 4. Reflect the right kind of religion (vs. 26-27).

    Christianity Where the Rubber Meets the Road Part 4: Keep Pressing on James 1:16-27 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - March 4, 2012 *There is no doubt that God wants us to keep moving forward in the Christian life. After many years of faithfully serving the Lord, the Apostle more

  • Attitude Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on May 24, 2019

    • We must guard our thoughts and words because they determine our heart’s attitude and, therefore, our choices.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • When we are baptized into Christ, we begin our journey into our new life with Him. • When Jesus wipes our slate clean by cleansing us of our sin, and gives us the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, living our new life in Him is so easy, isn't it? ? • If that were more

  • No More Night

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 28, 2003
    based on 27 ratings

    We are promised "no more night": no more blind thrashing about, unable to see where our lives are going; no more mistrust; no more incompleteness. Sermon for Remembrance Day, when we celebrate members who have passed away in the previous year.

    Several Saturday nights ago I just was not satisfied with my preaching preparation. Somehow the message had not quite gelled, and I knew there were many improvements I needed to make before Sunday morning. But by then it was late, after a busy weekend, and I decided, hey, so what, it’ll be all more

  • Are You Religious? (Part Three) Series

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 23, 2017

    What does it mean to become polluted by the world? To be polluted means our thinking and behaviors are of the world. We are subscribing to its philosophies and ideals. We are liviing in accordance with the sinful nature. So how do we become unpolluted?

    ARE YOU RELGIOUS (part three) Recap: Last week we looked at the beginning of James 1:27, "Religion as God the Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress." We looked at why orphans and widows and it's because these are among the most more