James 3:  Wise Use of Communicative Skills in Relationships

1. Why should a person be sure that God is really calling them to teach?  3:1

2. How can a teacher avoid being a hypocrite?  Romans 2:21

3. Who is a perfect man?  3:2

4. What would be true of a person who could control their tongue completely?  3:2

5. Why must we be so careful of what we say?  3:2

6. What importance does Jesus attach to a person’s words according to Matthew 12:37?

7. What illustration does James give in 3:3? (See also Psalm 32:9)

8. What additional illustration does James give in 3:4?

9. How does he further illustrate the power of words in 3:5?

10. What might be the consequences of careless words? 3:6

11. According to Proverbs 16:27, what is especially true of an ungodly person?

12. What kind of person is sure to be punished?  (Psalm 101:5) 

13. What also illustrates the problem of tongue-control?  3:7-8

14. How is a true Christian known?  Matthew 7:16-17

15. What are the words of a gossip compared to in Psalm 140:3?

16. Paraphrase, in your words, the first part of Proverbs 17:27.

17. Why is it such a serious sin to curse another human being?  3:9 and Genesis 1:26

18. How does James illustrate the inconsistency of one cursing another?  3:11-12

19. According to Luke 6:45, where does slander originate?

20. According to I Timothy 5:13, what does idleness often lead to?

21. According to Revelation 12: 10, what is a chief characteristic of Satan?

22. Concerning slander, what gender and age group is Paul addressing?  Titus 2:3? 25.

23. What are harmful words compared to according in Proverbs 18:8?

24. In what way is true wisdom displayed?  3:13

25. Define the term “ Conversation.”  (KJV)
      (Note: This Bible word does not mean “ talking.” 

26. According to 3:14, what is one thing that proves a person to be unwise?

27. How does James define false wisdom?  3:15

28. How does jealousy grow?  3:16 and I Corinthians 14:33

29. List the characteristics of true wisdom. 3:17

Maxim of the Moment

Love is made sweet by compliments; not commands.