THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 97th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: A DISCIPLINED FAITH
Adult/Young Adult Topic: TAMING THE TONGUE
Printed Text: JAMES 3:1-12
Key Verse: But the tongue no man can tame: it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. JAMES 3:8 (KJV)
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 97th Edition, 2017-2018
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:Everyone knows the pain and destruction that result from hurtful words. How do we keep from causing such pain and destruction? James said that we should control our tongues so that only blessings come from them.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION:Words and communication are things that everyone uses regularly as we interact with one another. There is a great need to give intentional energy and spiritual focus toward loving God through the words that we speak to each other. Make sure you harness the Holy Spirit’s power and obey God’s guidelines so that your words will be a blessing to everyone that you encounter.
PRAYER: Lord, let our words be a blessing to everyone who hears us. Keep our minds in line with your grace divine. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.