Monthly Archives: February 2018

Figs, Olives, Vines and Fountains James 3:12

James spent a large section of his letter describing the destructive nature of the “tongue”. Though it is a small member of our bodies, it has great impact upon our surroundings. Not only are others affected by our words, but … Continue reading

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A Sweet and Bitter Fountain James 3:11

James continued to share with his readers concerning the power of the “tongue” and the destruction it can bring. Among the examples James’ used to describe how small things move great objects were “the horse’s bits”, “the ship’s rudder”, and … Continue reading

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Speaking Blessings and Cursing James 3:10

As James, the “servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ”, wrote to the “twelve tribes scattered abroad”, he had much to say about the power within the “tongue”. He likened it to a horse’s bridle, a ship’s helm … Continue reading

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Blessing God and Cursing Men James 3:9

James shared an entire discourse with his readers concerning the “offensive nature” of the “tongue”. He employed examples of horses’ “bridles”, ships’ “rudders” and a small flame to demonstrate how powerful the “little” tongue can be. Though “wild beasts” and … Continue reading

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The Tongue Can No Man Tame James 3:8

James, the “servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ”, shared with “the twelve tribes scattered abroad” concerning the destructive nature of the “tongue”. He shared how “every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of … Continue reading

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Tamed Beasts James 3:7

As James, the “servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ”, continued to share with his readers about how inflammatory words can be, he referred to “bits in horses’ mouths” and the “small helm” of “ships” to describe how little … Continue reading

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The Tongue is a Fire James 3:6

When the people from the “twelve tribes scattered abroad” read the exhortations concerning the “tongue” from James, the “servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ”, they knew how the “tongue”, though small, could do a huge amount of damage. … Continue reading

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The Little Tongue Boasting James 3:5

As James, the “servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ”, told the people within the “twelve tribes scattered abroad” they were not to be “many masters” because they would receive “the greater condemnation”, and he used “bits” in “horses … Continue reading

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The Helm of Ships James 3:4

As the people read the letter from James, they were exhorted to not “be many masters” because they would “receive the greater condemnation”. James used the “bits” in “horses’ mouths” to describe how a small “bridle” could move an entire … Continue reading

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Horses Turns by Bits James 3:3

The people within the “twelve tribes scattered abroad” were instructed by James not to “be many masters” because they would be held to a greater “condemnation”. He declared how “in many things we offend all” and that “if any man … Continue reading

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