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Words Are Weighty

Unless we have not been given the ability to speak, it is difficult to go through an entire day without saying a word. Whether we have a very outgoing personality or we are very timid, we talk every day. We use words to communicate our thoughts. That much is obvious. But do we often consider […]

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And the Tongue is a Fire

And the Tongue Is a Fire… “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell” (James 3:6). As we have heard many times in church […]

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The Tongue is a Fire

Bullying has become a problem in schools across the country. It is talked about by the news media. Many books are available on the topic. Almost every state has passed anti-bullying laws and many schools are mandated by the state to adopt anti-bullying policies. Despite all this attention and even legislation, bullying continues. As Christian […]

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Taming The Tongue

Acknowledgement is given to Rev. Haak from whom some questions were gleaned in his Studies in James booklet. I.  In relation to our God A.  What are God’s purposes in us using our tongues?          1.  I Corinthians 1:18, Acts 8:12          2.  Psalm 19:14, Psalm 106:1, Ephesians 4:15 3. Others? B.  What is meant […]

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He Spake As A Dragon

Great Iron teeth which rip and devour. A fearsome beast which knows no mercy. Who can stand before this creature. The dead lay strewn in the wake of him. What makes the creature so frightening is that it looks like a lamb. Its deceptive nature is most fearful, for who would be afraid of a […]

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Speech, a Manifestation of the Heart

Speech is one of the means we use to communicate our thoughts to one another. God has created man a creature who expresses his thoughts to others. The most important influential means that man uses to convey thoughts is his speech. Through speech man conveys not only what he is thinking, but the impressions he […]

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A World of Iniquity

How many different ideas have come to mind since reading those words, “A World of Iniquity”? Just think about them for a few minutes. No doubt most of our thoughts have strayed along the lines of the evil world in which we are living today, the “world” as it is in its literal meaning. But […]

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Tongues, Healing and You

Tongues, Healing and You By Don Hillis Baker Book House, 63 pages, $1.00 Tongues, Healing and You, by Don Hillis is a book which discusses the problem of tongues and healing in the world today. The author divided his book into two parts, one dealing with tongues, the other with healing. Since the church has […]

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A Powerful Member

James in the third chapter of his epistle speaks of the tongue as the most powerful member of our body. In verse five we read: “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” James uses a figure of a ship at sea […]

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James 3 (2)

(Continued from last month)   3) And Jesus says that not what enters the mouth but that which comes out and is expressed by that tongue defiles the man! b) But the tongue corrupts the whole existence of mankind. 1)  The teacher can and often does corrupt the masses and sets the wheel of society […]

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James 3 (1)

1. The Sin of Being Many Teachers. Verses l-5a. a. The word is teachers rather than masters. (1)   It takes up the thought of chapter 1:19 and 26. (a) James has already treated the matter of being swift to hear. (b) He treats the matter of being slow’ to speak and that, if a man […]

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