Family School at Faith Baptist Church
S.S.S. Study Week 10
James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
(Only thing in Gods word that is called an UNRULY EVIL)
The tongue is not always an instrument of evil.
Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Big fancy words defined:
Edify: To build, To instruct and improve the mind in knowledge generally, and particularly in moral and religious knowledge, in faith and holiness.
Rebuke: To restrain; to calm. To chasten; to punish; to afflict for correction.
Reprove: To charge with a fault to the face; to chide; to reprehend.
Exhort: To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments to a good deed or to any laudable conduct or course of action.
Proclaim: To announce; to publish
Witness: Testimony; attestation of a fact or event.
Preach: To discourse on the gospel way of salvation and exhort to repentance; to discourse on evangelical truths and exhort to a belief of them and acceptance of the terms of salvation.
What should the tongue be used for?
Psalm 47:6-7 Sing praises to God (with understanding)
1st Thessalonians 5:11 Edification of the brethren
Luke 17:3 Rebuke
Ephesians 5:11-12 Reprove
Hebrews 3:13 Exhort
Jeremiah 7:2 Proclaim
John 1:14-15 Witness
Mark 16:15 Preach (Theme verse for Rally the Troops)
Psalm 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
What should the tongue NOT be used for?
Big fancy words explained
Lie: A criminal falsehood; a falsehood uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth. Fiction, or a false statement or representation, not intended to deceive, mislead or injure, as in fables, parables and the like, is not a lie.
Flatter: To soothe by praise; to gratify self-love by praise or obsequiousness; to please a person by applause or favorable notice, by respectful attention, or by any thing that exalts him in his own estimation, or confirms his good opinion of himself.
Gossip: One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
Blaspheme: Blasphemy is an injury offered to God, by denying that which is due and belonging to him, or attributing to him that which is not agreeable to his nature.
Vain: Empty; worthless; having no substance, value or importance.
1st John 2:4, 1st John 2:22, Hebrews 6:18 lying
Psalm 12:3 Flattery
Proverbs 26:20,22, 1st Timothy 4:7 Gossip
Exodus 20:7, Mark 3:28-29, Matthew 10:33 Blaspheme
1st Timothy 1:6-7, 2nd Timothy 2:16 Vain