-Have you ever confronted someone about their speech or been confronted? How did either of those experiences make you feel?
-How is a tongue like a horse’s bit or a ship’s rudder (3:2-5)?
-Can you diagnose any damaging speech in your own life?
-What are some of the right speech patterns that the Bible describes in a Christians life?
-What do the other passages of James on our words say? Why do you think he addressed it so much.
-What does spiritual maturity look like in this area of our lives? Do you feel like you are tracking “towards” that maturity or “away” from it?
-Are there any “next steps” that you feel you need to take after hearing this sermon?