Let’s go over the Book of James.
There’s the power of life and death in your tongue! TAME YOUR TONGUE
What if we tamed our tongue and didn’t run our mouths? We’d probably have a lot less drama in our lives🤷🏼♀️
Because we follow Jesus we should look, act, and talk differently.
We’re constantly pointing out everyone else’s “big” sins.
1. Know that what you say matters. Your words are either weapons or can bring healing.
2. You can’t change your mouth, you have to let Jesus change your heart.
3. Your life is leadership. Let your life do the talking. Tame your tongue so people want to listen to you.
Only what builds others up according to their needs, not your needs. What is it that others need?
It’s important to watch what comes out of your mouth.
Once you release what you say, you can’t get it back.
Keep pressing towards the goal. We want our words to bring life to people. I’m not where I want to be, but I’m better than I was.
YOU HAVE TO REVEAL TO HEAL.
James 3: 9-10
Quit working on the SYMPTOMS. Work on the disease.
People aren’t the problem. Get rid of your past hurt, get rid of the bitterness.
When people avoid us or don’t like us, it doesn’t have anything to do with us as people, but it has something to do with our mouths.
You become the crew you hang out with.
When someone says something hurtful, it’s because hurting people hurt people.
Jesus wants to heal you and make you whole.
God is an inside out God.
Matthew 15: 11
Jesus makes people BETTER not BITTER!
We can tame:
We lie to look better than we are, to gain attention, and we want to expose someone else to make them look bad but we don’t have the guts to say it to their face.
There’s some truth in every “just kidding.”
Wisdom doesn’t need to lie.
Wisdom is grateful and gentle. It gets along with everyone.
How would your world look when you become thankful/ grateful.
We can only love Louisville back to life when we tame our tongue and let our lives do the talking.