James 3:7-8 – Down Boy! Down!
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James 3:7-8 – Down Boy! Down!

For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. When we arrived home to Brazil, a little over four weeks prior to the time of this…

James 3:3-5a – Of Bits and Boats
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James 3:3-5a – Of Bits and Boats

Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts…

James 3:2 – Words are the Worst
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James 3:2 – Words are the Worst

For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Last week we looked at James 3:1, where the author encourages Christians to think twice (or three times…or a dozen times) before taking on the role of a teacher…

James 2:26 – A Final Autopsy
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James 2:26 – A Final Autopsy

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. For the past several verses, James has been pile-driving, body-slamming, and otherwise savaging the popular notion that genuine faith can somehow exist without external evidence. By way of review, he has exposed people who espouse such a faulty theology…