Thursday, August 14, 2014

"T.A.M.E."ing the Tongue - James 3:1-12

We've all done it...said something that we regret.  Sometimes we call it "Foot-in-Mouth" disease, but the result is the same: disharmony and disappointment, perhaps even destruction. 

What if we could T.A.M.E. the tongue to encourage others?  What if we could use our speech to be a blessing?  James has a word for those who are honestly seeking to grow in one of the toughest aspects of life: controlling our tongues.

Listen to this message. As I speak, listen for Holy Spirit's voice. Then respond to what the Lord is saying.

May God bless you as you win people with kindness for Jesus by the Tongue.

- Kirk McCormick

Personal Notes – “T.A.M.E.”ing the Tongue

George Duncan, Every Day with Jesus,  “To say what is untrue, what is unkind, or to say it unkindly, constitutes failure in Christian living and Christian witness.”

“T”rain your tongue for God-speak.

James 3:3 – “If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies.”

“A”void outbursts.

James 3:5 – “How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire!”

“M”aintain your bearing.

James 3:4 – “Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.”


James 3:10 – “From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.  My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so.”

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