Against All Odds Week 6

Series: Against All Odds

March 28, 2021
Landon Henry

Episode Notes


James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers,
because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what
they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

1. _____________ but ___________________.
James 3:3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey
us, we can turn the whole animal.
James 3:4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are
driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the
pilot wants to go.
*The Queen Mary Pic
2. ____________ but ________________________.
James 3:5-6 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes
great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It
corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is
itself set on fire by hell.
“Cruel words have wrecked homes, broken friendships, divided
churches and have sent untold millions in to ruin and despair.” -
Dr. Henrietta Mears

3. ____________ to _____________.
James 3:7-8 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being
tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the
tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
4. _____________ or _______________.

James 3:9-10 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we
curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the
same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not
5. ______________ what’s _____________.
James 3:11-12 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs?
Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

 A _____________ problem.
Matthew 12:34 “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth

 A _____________ ____________.
Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God.”

James 1:19-21 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should
be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human
anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid
of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word
planted in you, which can save you.
1. ______________ to ____________.
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick
to listen…”
2. _____________ your _____________.
“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak.”
3. ________________ from ___________.
“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become
Tips for Smart Texting:

 Think before you ___________.
 If you can’t say it in front of your ____________, don’t text it.
 If you can’t read it out loud in _________, don’t text it.
 If it would make your _______________, don’t text it.
 Don’t say _______________ what you wouldn’t say in
 Don’t text and drive and don’t text angry.

4. Be ______________________ not ___________.
James 3:10 “Out of the same heart come praise and cursing. My
brothers, this should not be.”

Content Copyright Belongs to San Angelo First Assembly