March 20, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday James 3:1-12
In this passage about the danger of an unbridled tongue, why does James begin by addressing teachers (v.1)?  How does this apply to you?

Tuesday Genesis 49:1-27; James 3:8-10
How do we see the power of the tongue to bless and curse in Jacob’s “blessing” on his sons?  What is James is condemning here in these verses?

Wednesday Psalm 12; Matthew 12:33-37; James 1:26; 3:3-9
Why is the misuse of the tongue such an offense to God?  Do we give our words appropriate significance?

Thursday 1 Kings 13; Matthew 7:15-23; 15:10-20 James 3:10-18
On whom is the “fruit test” primarily to be applied and why is it so important?  How ought we to do this in our church context in the 21st century?

Friday 2 Samuel 15; 2 Corinthians 12:20-21; James 3:5-6
Why is abuse of the tongue (gossip, slander, etc.) so devastating to the church? How is an unbridled tongue at enmity with God (hint: James 3:15-16)?

Saturday Psalm 56; James 1:17-18
The church is to be a people created and sustained by the Word of God.  How does this make this issue of bridling the tongue so important to our faith and practice as Christians?