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  1. JAMESKeep the FaithJames 1:19-26Obedience to the Word: Fuel for aSteadfast Faith

  2. Our Words Reveal our Faithfulness to God • Steadfast. James 1:25 • Jesus. Matt 12:33-37, 15:11 • Proverbs 18:21

  3. Characteristics of Faithful SpeechJames 1:19 • Listen More. “quick to hear” • Talk Less. “slow to speak” • Prov 29:20 • Ecc 5:2 • Calm Down. “slow to anger” (Source: Ray Pritchard)

  4. Problem Speech • Listen More. “quick to hear” • Talk Less. “slow to speak” • Prov 29:20 • Ecc 5:2 • Calm Down. “slow to anger” Source: Ray Pritchard Lying Gossip Flattery Slander Exaggerate Swearing Murmur Boast Deceit #x*! OMG

  5. Failure to listen ARROGANCE

  6. Badgering people • Seeking affirmation FEAR

  7. Impressing others • Flattery • Exaggeration • Slander • Busybody • Gossip • Careless opinion • Angry words PRIDE

  8. Contentious words • Lying • Strife • Slander • Murmuring • Cruel words • Rebellious words • Defiling • sulking ANGER

  9. Dirty jokes • Double meaning • Derogatory LUST

  10. How Can I Change? James 1:18-26 • 1:18 “brought forth by Word” • 1:21 “receive implanted Word” • 1:22 “doers of Word” • 1:23 “hearer like a man who forgets” • 1:24 “law of Liberty”

  11. How does GOD’s WORD Change MY WORDS? • Destined for something great. 1:18 • Inspiration, not information 1:22 • Define everything by God’s Word 1:25 • 1 Week – Bible First!