The Use Of Our Tongue by Johnny Hunt

THE USE OF OUR TONGUE

James 3:3-12



INTRODUCTION: Exalt the Savior; edify the saints; evangelize
the sinner. OR Elevate ourself; evaluate the saints; exclude
the sinners. The tongue's potential to influence and destroy is
far reaching, dependent on how it is used.

Mom in hospital.

Oh, what we reveal when we open our mouths! Proverbs l7:27-28.
(Removing all doubt)

I. THE DISCIPLINED TONGUE. v.3-4

A. EXAMPLE ONE: THE BITS. 3

Bit-bridle = controls move of horse's body
ILLUSTRATION: horse farm; Robert Bryant's

B. EXAMPLE TWO: THE RUDDER. 4

Our storms need rudders for direction
Rudder determines the course of the ship
as it crosses the powerful ocean currents.

EXAMPLE: Peter at Pentecost; 3000 saved

On April 2l, l855, Edward Kimball went into a
Boston shoestore and led young D.L. Moody to
Christ. The tongue has power to direct others
to the right choices.

II. THE DISORDERED TONGUE. v.5-8

A. UNTAMED. v.5,7,8

1. PRIDE 5

A spark, perhaps unnoticed by the eye, can
cause the destruction of an immense forest.

"It only takes a spark to get a fire going."

2. POSSIBILITY. 7

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