Good service this a.m. We talked about James 3 and that the natural formula for our tongue is POISON! It is untamable and polluted...James 3: 8 says WE CANNOT tame the tongue.
BUT THERE IS HOPE!
There is a supernatural formula:
SC + W = P
Self Control + Wisdom = Person of Peace
2 Timothy 1: 7 and Galatians 5: 22-23 tell us that self-control is a gift of the Spirit...so even though WE cannot tame the tongue...THE SPIRIT OF GOD CAN!
THEN you look at the end of James 3 and it talks about Wisdom...GREAT stuff in there...verse 17 gives a whole list of characteristics that a wise person has...GREAT list!!
This was a convicting passage for me...sure enjoyed preaching on it!
Going on vacation this week...unplugging from my cell phone and the internet. Just want to escape away with God and family...looking forward to it. The past 4 months have been life changing...challenging...scary...renewing...refocusing...and it will be good to get some time with Kels and the kids!
See you next week!!