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How to Talk Like a Christian Should (James 3:1-12)
Brief Review This is our tenth installment in this series of lessons concerning How To Christianity taken from the book of James. In this series we have already learned how to survive trying times, obtain wisdom, survive temptation, address our anger, secure salvation, become a doer of the word, embrace pure religion, stop showing partiality, and develop real faith.
How to Talk Like a Christian Should The six word-pictures in our text The twenty sins of the tongue The four solutions needed in order to talk like a Christian should
Six Word-Pictures DIRECTION A bit in a horses mouth (vs. 3) A rudder of a ship (vs. 4) DANGER A fire (vs. 5,6) A dangerous animal (vs. 7) DECISION A spring (vs. 9-11) Fruit (vs. 12)
Twenty Sins of the Tongue Backbiting (II Cor. 12:20) Blasphemy (I Tim. 1:20) Boasting (James 4:16) Deceit (Romans 1:30) Disputing (Philippians 2:14) Filthiness and Foolish Talking (Ephesians 5:4) Flattery (Jude 16) Foolish Disputes (Titus 3:4) Foul Language (Colossians 3:8) Gossip (Talebearing) (Proverbs 26:20)
Twenty Sins of the Tongue Heresies (II Peter 2:1) Idle Words (Matthew 12:36) Lying (Ephesians 4:25) Mocking (Jude 18) Murmurings (I Cor. 10:10) Reviling (I Cor. 5:11) Scoffing (II Peter 3:3,4) Slander (Ephesians 4:31) Vain Babblings (I Tim. 6:20) Whisperings (II Cor. 12:20)
Four Solutions If we are going to learn to talk as a Christian should, then we need to: 1. Heal our Hearts (Luke 6:45; Prov. 4:23). 2. Be Slow to Speak (Proverbs 29:20) 3. Speak Less (Proverbs 10:19; 21:23) 4. Speak every word as if Jesus was listening to us.