ARCHIVES - JAMES
October 28, 2021, 6:00 PM

SERMON SEEDS ARCHIVES

JAMES

Through no fault of our own, about 5 years of Sermon Seeds was               deleted from the Website of the First Baptist Church.

We decided that it was time to begin archiving them in a different way.

Please be patient as we gradually archive these outlines.

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JAMES 1:2-8 – GOT PROBLEMS?

COMPLIANCE WITH GOD'S PLAN - Vs. 2

When troubles abound comply with God's plan. Count them as joy!

COMFORT FROM GOD'S PURPOSE - Vss. 3-4

God's purpose for allowing you to go through trials is so that you will become perfect or mature.

COMMITMENT TO GOD'S PROCEDURE - Vs. 5

When you don't know what to do during trials, ask God. He'll show you.

CONFIDENCE IN GOD'S PROVISION - Vss. 6-8

We are to ask in faith, confident that God will answer.

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JAMES 3:1-12 – TONGUE-TIED                                

It was my first wedding. The bride was 60-something. The groom was 70-something.

They decided on a full church wedding.  To say I was nervous is probably an understatement.

As I was giving a little devotional to the new couple I tried to quote part of Ephesians 4:26, "Don't let the sun go down upon your wrath."  Instead, I said, "Don't end the day without having a fight!" Talk about being tongue-tied, using my tongue in a wrong way, I succeeded!

James gives us a very serious warning in our text.  All people end up getting tongue-tied at one time or another.  We are all guilty of misusing the tongue.

THE IMPORTANT TONGUE - Vss. 2-4

The tongue, although small, is important.  There should not be an excess of teachers (masters), because they will receive greater judgment (condemnation).  Those who teach others are judged by a higher standard than those who are not teachers.

James gives two examples of small things being important.  He refers to the bit placed in a horse's mouth and the rudder (helm) which steers a boat.  Both small things accomplish great results. 

THE INFLAMED TONGUE - Vss. 5-6

"The tongue is a fire!"

THE INCONSISTENT TONGUE - Vss. 9-12

THE IMPOSSIBLE TONGUE - Vss. 7-8

(I make this point last, because the solution to the problem is found here.)

No man can tame the tongue! Only God can!

First, we need to trust Christ as Savior.

Next, we need to turn the control of the tongue over to Him.

Romans 13:14 - "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."

Galatians 2:20 - "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

 

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