Doesn't Start Fires
March 6, 2011 Speaker: Series: Character References
Topic: Personal Growth and Recovery Verse: Luke 6:45–6:45
“Doesn’t Start Fires”
Pastor Duane Cross | 03.06.2011
“For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)
“Out of the same mouth came praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.” (James 3:10)
”For I am a man of unclean lips...” (Isaiah 6:5)
I. MARVEL AT THE POWER OF THE TONGUE TO SET THE COURSE OF A LIFE.
“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”
“The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.”
“Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.” (Proverbs 26:20)
II. MARVEL AT THE POWER OF THE TONGUE TO REVEAL THE HEART.
“Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” (James 3:5-6)
III. MARVEL AT THE POWER OF THE TONGUE TO BLESS.
“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.” (James 3:9)
“THE TONGUE HAS THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH...” (Proverbs 18:21)