It has the power to build someone up or tear someone down. The tongue can either be a weapon or good medicine. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg looks to the book of James for instruction on how to choose our words wisely.
“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
The letter of James is vital reading whenever the believer is tempted to be content with knowledge devoid of action, to cultivate the world’s friendship rather than God’s, and to tolerate disorder and selfish ambition. As we’ll learn, James shows us that the outward display of faith will find its roots in the inward transformation that has already taken place. These studies provide a forceful and timely reminder that our creed must be seen in our conduct and our attitude must display itself in action.
|Favoritism, Part One||James 2:1-4|
|Favoritism, Part Two||James 2:1-7|
|Favoritism, Part Three||James 2:8|
|False Faith||James 2:14|
|Faith: True or False?||James 2:14|
|Abraham and Rahab||James 2:21|
|A Warning to Would-Be Teachers||James 3:1|
|The Power and Danger of the Tongue||James 3:3|
|Who is Wise?||James 3:13|
|The Wisdom from Heaven||James 3:13|
|Such "Wisdom"||James 3:14|
Pilate delivered our Lord to be scourged. The Roman scourge was a most dreadful instrument of torture. It was made of the sinews of oxen, and sharp bones were intertwined among the sinews, so that every time the lash came ...