At Talbot Chapel, "church starts in Sunday School!" The theme for our Sunday School lessons this quarter is: Justice (Jesus and the Just Reign of God) Studies in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of James
Scripture: James 3:1-12.
Feb. 17 Psalm 12. Lying and Flattering Lips.
Feb. 18 1 Sam. 17:1-11. Words That Intimidate.
Feb. 19 2 Chr. 15:1-12. Words That Lead to repentance.
Feb. 20 Nehemiah 1. Words That Lead to Mourning.
Feb. 21 Genesis 24:42-52. Words That Lead to Worship.
Feb. 22 Proverbs 18:2-13. Words Guided by Wisdon.
Feb. 23 James 3:1-12. Taming the Tongue.
KEY VERSE: From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. James 3:10
CENTRAL THOUGHT: The Holy Spirit gives us the power to control evil tendencies.
LESSON OBJECTIVE: To review James' teachings concerning the use and/or misuse of tongues
LESSON INTRODUCTION: Our final lesson in this quarter is a lesson in pure wisdom teaching. The author sets forth well-thought and well-worded insights about human beings in general and gives advice on how to deal with the problems we face in particular situations and circumstances. Mostly what he is talking about has to do with selfcontrol. We are reminded of how we speak and what problems we have of controlling our ways of speaking. Often we speak without thinking about the impact our words will have on others. Obviously, Christians will want to be more concerned about whether their words will be beneficial or harmful to others, and therefore, we are inclined to take note what the writer here has to say that will help us be more careful about our speaking. Actually, James is speaking of justice within the context of controlling a person's tongue because both blessings and curses come from the same mouth.
I. Characterizing the tongue: James 3:1-6.
II. Is There No Wisdom to Control the Tongue? Vv. 7-12.