Date: May 2, 1999

Series: James: A Faith That Works

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Hold That Thought!
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“Hold that thought!”
the task of taming the tongue
James 3:1-12


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“If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.”James 1:26




Teachers on trial (3:1)



“Gossip is saying behind someone’s back what you would never say to their face; Flattery is saying to someone’s face what you would never say behind their back.”
The problem: “We all stumble...” (3:2)



Three word pictures (3:3-6)



Our inability to control ourselves (3:7-8)



The riddle of hypocrisy (3:9-12)



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