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  • A Noticable Difference In Our Speech

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,773 views

    Listen, the tongue isn’t all bad .... It can do great good. And in Colossians 4:2-17 we see 3 ways in which we can use our tongues for good. (Jesus is Enough - part 8)

  • Lifting Our Speech Out Of The Gutter Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 5, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,999 views

    This message deals with the specialness of God’s name and image in man.

    LIFTING OUR SPEECH OUT OF THE GUTTER Ephesians 5:3-12 Exodus 20:7 INTRODUCTION: We live in an increasingly relativistic society. Decency has become a relative matter. We have warning labels on everything from video games to music CD’s. Yet, EVEN with those warnings, children, younger and ...read more

  • The Sermon On The Mouth Series

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Apr 8, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,748 views

    James talks about the many reasons we should control our speech.

    MANAGING YOUR MOUTH! James 3:1-12 1. Illus. of Mom and cell phone • On way to Gatlinburg decided to make a call to her new daughter-in-law. • Got the answering machine, so she left a short message. • After she hung up the cell phone, she started giving daughter-in-law “down the country” to ...read more

  • "The Little Problem” Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 16, 2004
    based on 61 ratings
     | 3,951 views

    This is the first in a series of messages dealing with the importance of our speech as followers of Christ.

    KEEPING MY TONGUE ON THE CUTTING EDGE “The Little Problem” James 3:1-12 ILLUSTRATION: Perhaps you remember some of these ACTUAL descriptions of accidents that were written on insurance claim forms: § “I pulled form the side of the road, glanced at my Mother-In-Law, and headed for the ...read more

  • Your Speech Betrays You

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,911 views

    A look at what our speech says about our relationship with Christ

    The flames cast eerie shadows over the mixed group crowding in for warmth. The talk was of the man from Galilee who had been arrested by the temple guard for blasphemy. Who had seen him. what did they think. Was he God or was he the devil? And as they spoke someone pointed to the burly young ...read more

  • Good Confession

    Contributed by Lindsey Mann on Jul 25, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,752 views

    Jesus teaches us to be careful about our speech because it has a direct bearing on what we do and who we become.

    GOOD CONFESSION We are looking at the teaching of Jesus as found in Mark 4. THE JEWISH METHOD OF REPETITION As we look at the teaching we see that there is some repetition, and this is because Jesus was always repetitious. He said that it is out of the mouth of two or three witnesses that ...read more

  • The Devil Goes To Church Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jul 12, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,093 views

    Uncontrolled speech may reveal a devilish heart that has never been regenerated. James challenges us to review our heart by examining our speech to determined our relationship to the Master.

    JAMES 3:5b, 6 THE DEVIL GOES TO CHURCH “How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.” At 9:00 ...read more

  • We All Got One – Is Yours Too Big? Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 15, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,067 views

    According to Scripture the “ego control mechanism” is the Word of God – the Bible. Uncontrolled egos have a way of slipping out in our speech. This message looks at 3 “slips of the tongue” regarding our ego.

    WE ALL GOT ONE – IS YOURS TOO BIG? Romans 12:3 Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. INTRODUCTION: ...read more

  • Harnessing The Power Of The Tongue

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jan 12, 2003
    based on 122 ratings
     | 13,796 views

    We should seek to harness the tongue because: (1) It has great power to do good and evil (2) Our speech reveals our heart (3) It glorifies God.

    In last week’s message, I gave four reasons why it can be a spiritually beneficial practice for us to make and keep resolutions. They stimulate us to think about what it means to be godly; what it means to be conformed to the image of Christ. They express our faith in God’s promises to transform ...read more

  • My Mouth And I

    Contributed by David Wilson on Sep 7, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,226 views

    A Bible Study which demonstrates that we ARE responsible for our speech because what we say comes from who we are! The purpose is to remind believers of the need to control their attitudes AND their speech!

    Grant Avenue Baptist Church 2215 Grant Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90278 (310) 376-7890 Pastor David Wilson Pastor’s Cell Phone (310)213-4586 My Mouth and I I’m certain that you have had the sad experience of saying something and then immediately responding to your own words by saying, ...read more

  • Language Of Faith

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 2, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,245 views

    Language of faith I believe that God wants us to be positive in our speech. When you meet a people on the street and say that they look terrible, what happens? They are not pleased and may feel depressed. If you can say something positive to them they f

    Language of faith I. I believe that God wants us to be positive in our speech. When you meet a people on the street and say that they look terrible, what happens? They are not pleased and may feel depressed. If you can say something positive to them they feel much better. I believe it is the ...read more

  • "Speaking The Language Of Love"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 19, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,422 views

    We can tell others that we love them--that God loves them until we are blue in the face, but they will not understand our speech until it is put into action…until it is tangible…until it awakens in them, an understanding, a craving for what they need most

    Acts 2:1-21 “Speaking the Language of Love” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN Recently, I read about an embarrassing incident that took place during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. President Carter made a state visit to ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Practice Wise Discretion

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,650 views

    The Holy Spirit helps us act circumspectly in our speech, action and relationships by reminding us to be more like Jesus Christ. Paul wrote to Timothy, "Remember, Jesus Christ and constantly keep Him in mind as risen from the dead." (2 Tim. 2:8 - Amplifie

    How the Holy Spirit Helps Us Practice Wise Discretion Illustration:Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of faith is to see what we believe. Augustine. 1. The Holy Spirit helps us act circumspectly in our speech, action and relationships by reminding us to be more like ...read more

  • Taming Your Tongue Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Nov 4, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 11,659 views

    Sometimes we say things that we really don’t mean to say. Sometimes we are downright mean in our speech. James outlines four critical truths about taming your tongue in James 3:1-12.

    Scripture An elderly man had serious hearing problems for a number of years. His family tried again and again to convince him to get a hearing aid. Finally he relented. He went to the doctor and was fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed him to hear 100 percent. A month later he went ...read more

  • The Benefits Of Restraint

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 12, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,463 views

    Fourteen benefits of Spirit led restraint in our speech. Many problems could be avoided if we learn how to restrain our lips using discretion, tract and Spirit-led self-control. Prevention is better than any cure.

    The Benefits of Restraint (James 1:19-21) Solomon wrote, "Where there are many words, trangressions are unavoidable but he who restrains his lips is wise." James wrote, "Let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger." (James 1:19) Preventive Tactics Things you ...read more