William R. Newell wrote: Here at the beginning let us bow our whole being at this word, “God.” God has spoken! If God has not spoken then we are fools for trusting a lie. The question is not, Has God spoken, but rather, “How” has God spoken? Does He speak today as He spoke in the past, or does He speak in new ways through new personalities? Our eternal lives depend on the answer.
Man can tame the tiger but not the tongue. He can harness a horse but not the tongue. He can bind a bear but not the tongue. Man has conquered almost every imaginable foe, but he cannot conquer the tongue. The tongue cannot be contained. The tongue is woefully erratic. Is there anything that can be done? Nothing can be done by any man or woman, but the God-Man, Jesus Christ, just may have the solution.
We can all be hall of famers. We can all reach a plateau where we join the great host of witnesses both to the pagan world and to Christendom. I don’t know about you, but I had much rather be in the hall of fame than the hall of shame. Get to know the players who will help you reach Hall of Fame status.
The tongue can accomplish great good. Yet, there is another side to the tongue, a chilling, horrible, monstrous side. James offered no whitewash but laid bare the lethal nature of the tongue. The tongue is a fire, an aggressive force, a wrecking ball, a cobra poised for the strike. Is there any way to tame the tongue? Check inside for info.
Would you like for someone to predict accurately the path your life will take and the successes and/or failures that will occur along that path? That’s exactly what happened in Genesis 49 when Jacob spoke over the lives of his sons. Did you know that God has a plan for your life and that your life today just may have a lot to do with your life tomorrow?
In his book, The Preaching Event, John Claypool wrote: Words make things happen. Words are like arrows or bullets being shot into a target. Words go out and do things. James also believed that words have power, thus, he addressed those who claimed to be teachers of the Bible. His words resonate even today. If you are a teacher, don’t miss this message. If you are not a teacher, keep listening – it just may change the way you hear