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The Book of James – The Tongue James 3:1-6

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Introduction

We are switching gears in this post. James finished his thought on faith and now covers a subject that has separated friends, ruined marriages, destroyed lives and even led nations into war.

The Tongue

James begins with a discourse on the potential destruction our words can inflict upon our fellow man.  You may already have someone in mind that “really needs to hear this”.  In truth we all need to hear it.  I listened to a speech given by a Supreme Court Justice.  In that speech I heard three words that really stuck with me…words have meaning.  I really took this to heart.  He is right, words do have meaning.  Most conflicts start with careless words spoken in haste or in anger. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Dreaded “D” Word – Matthew 19

Introduction

Recently I listened as a pastor preached his heart out in an attempt to reach his congregation regarding the destructive nature of divorce.  He had counseled married couples to what God’s Word says about divorce.  Too many times he observed couples seeing divorce like the reset button of a video game.  Just press the button and start all over again as if nothing had ever happened.  They tried to justify themselves by saying things like…“Surely God wants me to be happy”, “I just don’t love them anymore”, “It’s nobody’s fault, we just grew apart”.

The foundation, the pillar if you will, of the Christian witness on earth is the family unit.  The evil one has always attacked the family unit God designed as a method of damaging the cause of Christ.  When a man and a woman join together in the bonds of holy matrimony it was to be until death do us part.  This is God’s design.

I am going to talk about divorce in this article but at the same time I must also talk about marriage.  To do so I am going to use God’s Word throughout, because let’s face it, God created us and also instituted marriage; He is the ultimate authority. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Lessons from A Servant

 

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