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October 2016



This is the Fifth message of a series on the topic of “FAITH” from the book of James. This month’s message is “Faith Controls the Tongue”. This is the day, the time and the hour to hear and receive the very Word of God and believe it and stand upon the Word of God.

As you read the following inspired scriptures written by Paul the Apostle in the Book of James referring to Faith Controls the Tongue; “WILL WE OPEN OUR EARS TO HEAR WHAT SAYS THE WORD OF GOD?”  “OR WILL WE CHOSE TO KEEP OUR EARS AND HEART CLOSED TO GOD” IT’S YOUR CHOICE.


Faith Controls the Tongue


Faith controls the tongue: James 3:1-12

“This small but immensely powerful part of the body must be held in check. Faith can do it”.


James 3:1  My brethren, a be not many masters, b knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a be not many masters,)

Matthew 23:8  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.)

Luke 6:37  Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:


James 3:2  For a in many things we offend all. b If any man offend not in word, c the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (in many things we offend all.)

1Kings 8:46  If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near;

Cross Reference Scriptures to (If any man offend not in word,)

Psalm 34:13  Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.)

Matthew 12:34  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matthew 12:35  A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Matthew 12:36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Matthew 12:37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


James 3:3  Behold, a we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us;)

Psalm 32:9  Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.


James 3:4  Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.


James 3:5  Even so a the tongue is a little member, and b boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

Cross Reference Scriptures to (the tongue is a little member,)

Proverbs 12:18  There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 15:2  The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (boasteth great things.)

Psalm 12:3  The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Psalm 73:8  They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.


James 3:6  And a the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it b defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:)

Proverbs 16:27  An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature;)

Matthew 12:36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Matthew 15:11  Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Matthew 15:18  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.


James 3:7  For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:


James 3:8  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, a full of deadly poison.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a full of deadly poison.)

Psalm 140:3  They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.


James 3:9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made a after the similitude of God.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (after the similitude of God.)

Genesis 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Genesis 5:1  This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Genesis 9:6  Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.


James 3:10  Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

James 3:11  Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?


James 3:12  Can the a fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs?)

Matthew 7:16  Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 7:17  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Matthew 7:18  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Matthew 7:19  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 7:20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.



Our choices and decisions on receiving God's Word are very important to each one of us.  We must learn to put our Faith and Trust in God and His Word the Holy Bible. Will you take this day, time and this very hour to make your choice and or decision? Will you receive God and His Word “AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO HIS KINGDOM”? Below is a prayer to receive Jesus Christ and start a relationship of eternal life with Him.


 Prayer to Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior

Heavenly Father,
I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and believe He died on the cross and rose on the third day. I ask you to come into my heart. I ask you now to wash me and cleanse me. I give you my spirit, soul and body.  I will with your help follow you all the days of my life. I thank you for writing my name in the Lambs Book of life.
Thank you Father, In Jesus Name, Amen



It is our prayer that this message of  “Faith Controls the Tongue” has brought hope and help to your life and that you will totally give all of your spirit, your soul and your body to Jesus Christ and be a mighty witness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To go forth with what God has called you to do with Him.

May God's riches blessings and His love be poured out on your life daily in Jesus Name?

In His Love and His Service,

William & Susan


Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Bible.