"His Path"
- Christian Ministries -
"A Bible Based Church"
Houston, Texas
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Established 2007
The Untamable Tongue
 1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that
we shall receive a stricter judgment. 2 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.
3 Indeed,[a] we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us,
and we turn their whole body. 4 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. 5 Even so the tongue
is a little member and boasts great things.
See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire,
a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it
defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it
is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile
and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.
8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly
poison. 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse
men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10 Out of the
same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these
things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send forth fresh water
and bitter from the same opening? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren,
bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both
salt water and fresh.[b]
Heavenly Versus Demonic Wisdom
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by
good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.
14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not
boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend
from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy
and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality
and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in
peace by those who make peace.
If we can from this message learn to curb our tongues against
others, perhaps all that we come into contact with will consider us to
be worthy examples and may try to pattern their "tongues", after
what is heard from ours.          For this, I pray!  Amen  
This Mini - Sermon is taken "Word for Word" from the Holy Bible,  King James
Version Book of James, Chapter 3  Verses 1-18
Today's Message
By Reverend Jim Hensley
Senior Pastor, "His Path" Ministries Church