Strength for the Journey--Bible Study

     
     
     
     

    Bible Study Pastor Eric C. Carson

                            Rev. Eric C Carson, Pastor 

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                                                                              The Power of the Tongue
    James 3:1-13
     
     
    What Power Does Your Tongue Have?
     
     
     
    1.  To Direct Your Life:                     James 3:2-4
     
    • Ruling your mouth, gives the ability to rightly rule your action.
    • Your tongue is so powerful, it can literally steer the course of your life
    • Your tongue may be small, but it will direct your life.
     
     
    2.  To Damage Your Life:                  James 3:5-8
     
    • By a fire lit by your mouth
    • By one word. One sentence. One phrase.
    • By Satan fanning a spark into a fire.
     
     
    3.  To Determine Life:                       James 3:9-12
     
    • By speaking blessing or cursing.
    • By creating life or causing death.
    • By speaking life, and not death.
     
     
    Words can save lives. Or from the same source, they can light a fire of destruction. The Lord tells us through James that this should not be.  As individuals made in His image, our highest calling is to model with our mouths the image and character of God.  We are His messengers.
     
    Keep in mind that Satan knows this too. So he will try everything possible to trip you up in this area of your life. Whoever controls the tongue, control the future.
     
    List ways you are striving to model God through your speech.
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    The Lord of Your Lips
    Matthew 16:21-23
     
     
     
    How doses Satan use your mouth to speak outside the will of God?
     
     
    1. By not surrendering and aligning our will to God’s will.  (Matthew 16:23)
    • Your words can be a stumbling block.
    • Get Behind Me, Satan.
    • Your words are simply vocalizations of your thoughts and your beliefs.
     
     
    1. By speaking our plans and not God’s plans for our lives.  (James 4:13-16)
      • By bragging about our plans independently of God.
      • By leaning to our own understanding, thoughts and feeling.
      • By not giving room for God to interrupt our plans.
     
     
    1. By not speaking publicly what God says.  (Matthew 10:32)
      • What we leaned in His Word
      • What His viewpoint of a matter is
      • What we have learned from spiritual encounters
     
     
    List ways Satan tries to keep you from surrendering to speak in alignment to God will.
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    List ways and areas that you can demonstrate God being the Lord of your lips.
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    If He can steer your speech, He can steer your life
    for His glory and your good.
     
     

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    Victory in Your Voice
    2 Chronicles 20:1-30
     
     
     
    3 Ways To Experience Victory In Your Voice.
     
    1 By Looking to Him (God Yahweh).    2 Chronicles 20:6-9
     
    • Using your lips to gain victory by praying
    • Using your lips to gain victory by worshipping
    • Using your lips to gain victory by speaking miracles
     
    2. By Knowing the Power in Praise.  2 Chronicles 20:16-21
     
    • To release your battle(s) to God
    • To release humility to God
    • To release honor due to God
     
    3. By Knowing to Speak Victory in Times of Battles   2 Chronicles 20:22-23
     
    • By allowing your faith to speak through your praise
    • By allowing your praise to dictate your course of action
    • By allowing your praise to be magnified over your battle
     
     
    When the battles of life come up against you how do you handle them?
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    What results have you experienced in your time of giving God praise?
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    God responds to the praise of His people.
     
    Praise is the most powerful weapon you posses.