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The Book of James – The Tongue Part II James 3:8-18

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Introduction

Chapter 3 has only one theme, guard what you say.  We will be picking up in verse 8 and finish out the chapter.

I Just Can’t Help It

James goes right to the heart of the matter calling the tongue an unruly evil and deadly poison.

As we get to verse 8 we need to ponder what James is saying; he says that we cannot tame the tongue.  Let’s stop and let that soak in.  Does that mean we can say whatever we want and have an excuse?  Let’s step into our next segment and see. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Book of James – Respect of Persons James 2:1-9

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Introduction

James, as I’m sure you have noticed, finishes his thought on one thing and then goes right to another.  Next on James’ list is the evil of judging people based upon bias or prejudice.

There are reasons why we treat people different: a person in jail, disciplining children, knowing someone is in their final days, and so on. So, there are good reasons why people are treated differently.  There are also bad reasons and that is the focus of our post. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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