Faith and Speech

August 30, 2020 Speaker: Tyler Clark Series: James: True Faith Works

Topic: James Passage: James 3:1–3:12

Faith and Speech
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 8/30/2020
James 3:1-12

Sermon Theme: The tongue, though small in stature, functions as a barometer for the heart. True faith in Christ evidences itself in transformed speech that pours forth from a heart that has been transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ for the building up of the church and the resounding glory of God!

I. CONTEXT OF THE TONGUE (James 1:1-2:26)
    A. Trials and Temptations (James 1:2-15)
    B. True Religion and Faith (James 1:26; James 2:14-26)

II. CONTENT OF THE TONGUE (James 3:1-12)
    A. Small but Powerful (James 3:1-5)
        1. Warning to Teachers
        2. Illustrations from Humanity
    B. Small but Destructive (James 3:5-8)
        1. Unquenchable
        2. Unrighteous
        3. Untamable
    C. Small but Revealing (James 3:9-12)
        1. Illustrations from Nature
        2. Illustrations from Christ

III. CURE FOR THE TONGUE (Application)
    A. Requires the Perfect Man (Isaiah 53; 1 Peter 1:22-25)
    B. Requires a New Heart (Matthew 12:33-37; Ezekiel 36:25-27)
    C. Requires a New Vocabulary (Ephesians 4:25-32; Colossians 3:16)

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