What Does The Bible Say About Gossip? | Mike Talks

James 3:2-5 – “For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits in the mouths of horses so that they will obey us, we guide their bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder where the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.”

Hey everybody welcome to wednesday morning mike talk uh came off a great day yesterday shared a big vision with the staff at uh east view christian church and i’m so pumped up i’m i’m like awake before i’m supposed to be awake wednesday is my sermon prep day but i woke up even earlier than i normally do look welcome to my house i’m still in my pajamas got

A cup of coffee going because i’m just trying to wake up and i’m here with you because i love you eastview i love you mike talks viewers thanks for joining me and i love you praying for you it’s good to have you with me i just want to share the word of god with you today yes i’m working on a sermon that’s leading to baptism sunday by the way we already have

12 people registered to be baptized on sunday boom you can’t get me more excited it’s not the caffeine is jesus kingdom in me and you can still sign up eastview.church baptism slash he says and we’d love to have you join us if you’re online if you’re far away let us know we’ll arrange a baptism for you wherever you are in a pool a church in your town we want

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To celebrate jesus christ death burial and resurrection in you outward sign of an inward decision that you’re a follower of jesus christ today we’re going to go to james it’s not about baptism it’s about taming the tongue the most dangerous the most should i say the most dangerous maybe one of the most dangerous parts of your body you have ah shouldn’t show

You that yet i’ve not brushed my teeth yet this morning and i got coffee in my mouth the tongue james says it’s like taming an animal let me just read some verses for you from james chapter 3. uh he says we all stumble in many ways chapter 3 of james verse 2. but if anyone does not stumble in what he says he’s a perfect man able to bridle his whole body if we

Put bits in the mouths of horses so that they obey us we guide their whole bodies as well look at ships also though they are so large and are driven by strong winds they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot decrees so also the tongue is a small member yet it boasts of great things he goes on to describe the tongue as a small fire that

Sets a whole forest on fire he talks about taming the tongue in verse seven i just want to talk to you about that for just a moment what we say the words that we speak are just unbelievably powerful and james didn’t even understand the power that is not really our tongues but it’s our thumbs that reflect what’s inside of our hearts that we post that we blog that

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We tweet and but it goes back to the tongue what we say james says we can learn to put a bit in horses mouths i don’t even know what that is or how that works but i’ve seen horses i’ve ridden horses one of the most uncomfortable things in my life is to ride a horse james says we can put a small bit and a powerful horse and we can direct the horse we can we

Can use a very small rudder comparatively speaking for the size of a ship and we can direct a ship which way to go and he goes just like a bit in a horse’s mouth just like a rudder in a ship our tongue can direct the entire course of our lives and it’s and and james says and james by the way this is james uh the brother of jesus james remember of peter james

And john were the main three apostles of jesus james was killed early on in the church in acts chapter 12. so this is james the apo not the apostle but james the brother of jesus who became james the elder the great leader of the early jerusalem church and he says you know what’s really hard to do tame the tongue maybe that’s enough for us today it’s not it’s

Not something that you that you that you get to age 30 or 40 or 50 or 60 and go i have complete control over our tongues because our tongues are capable of gossip of anger saying mean words judging other people you know gossiping about other people just stuff comes out of our mouth i i wish i could tell you i completely control my tongue but um some things i

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I say things sometimes to my wife to my kids to other people that i have to go back and say i’m sorry didn’t mean that so what’s the point the point is we work at taming horses with a bit we work at taming ships with a small rudder let’s work at taming our tongue let’s work at controlling what comes out of our mouth by the power of the holy spirit you can’t

Do it on your own the holy spirit working in you wants to control your tongue so that out of it comes love joy peace patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness self-control a prayer that i pray all the time is may the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight oh god maybe that’s your prayer for this wednesday see this

Most dangerous things in your entire anatomy let’s pray to god and ask god to help us tame it today may love and joy and peace and the good news come from our tongues today and nothing else love you guys see you tomorrow

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