2023 JAN 01 Sunday AM Service Death and life are in the tongue Speak Life Rev Gabriel Swaggart
LIVE Sunday Morning Service in the Family Worship Center sanctuary at 10:00AM
Proverbs 18:20-21: vs.20 From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. vs.21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
John 6:63: vs.63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Acts 5:20: vs.20 “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”
SAINTS SHOULD KEEP THEIR TONGUES FROM SLANDER
Psalms 34:13-14: vs.13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. vs.14 Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
TAMING THE TONGUE
James 3: 1-12: vs.1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. vs.2 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. vs.3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. vs.4 Look at the 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 directs. vs.5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! vs.6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. vs.7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, vs.8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. vs.9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. vs.10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. vs.11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? vs.12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.
PLAN A FOR 2023 SPEAK LIFE
1 Peter 3:10: vs.10 For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
OTHER BIBLICAL TEXT ADDRESSING THE TONGUE
Psalm 35:28 vs.28 Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all, the day long.
Psalm 37:30: vs.30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.
Psalm 39:1: vs.1 I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”
Psalm 57:4: vs.4 My soul is in, the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
Psalm 64:3: vs.3 who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows,
Psalm 64:8: vs.8 They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads.
Psalm 71:24: vs.24 And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all, the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.
Romans 3:12-14: vs.12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” vs.13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” vs.14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
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