Stand Alone Sermon
Stand Alone Sermon
Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)

Sermon Summary:

This Sunday we had the privilege to hear from one of our previous elders, Perry Marshall. Perry taught through the passage on “taming the tongue”. James warns of the power and harm that can come from our tongues. In seeking to be not just hearers of the Word, but also doers, Perry encouraged us to recognize the significance of this part of the body. Most of us have been built up by someone else’s words, but also hurt by them. It “ought not be so”, and we need not look any farther than Jesus for grace when we have a slip of the tongue. What comes out of our mouth points to the condition of our heart, and reminds us all the more that we are sinners in need of the saving grace of Jesus.

Discussion Questions:

  • Have you ever had a time where someone’s words lifted you up or inspired you? What happened? 
  • In what situations or circumstances do you find it most difficult to tame your tongue? 
  • How can the link between our words and our hearts help us lean more heavily on the grace of God given through Jesus?

**This sermon was preached by Perry Marshall from Calvary Bible Church in Boulder, Colorado.