October 14, 2008

Did Y'All (You All) See This DG Video Yet? Convicted the Hypocrite Out of Me

"James 3: A Story" - produced by Desiring God. This little film was made to go along with the theme of the 2008 National Desiring God conference two weeks ago on the power of words. I recommend listening to as many of these messages as you are able to (free to download).


James 3:8-10 says, "but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so."

My misuse of the tongue is a constant reminder to me that I am deeply in need of grace from God. That if I were judged based on my own standards, I would be worse off than those I've judged, and that I am so grateful for Christ who cleanses me from all sin with His blood, not only that, but even changes what comes out of my mouth by His grace.

6 comments:

Angela said...

Well that was depressing.

Penn Tomassetti said...

Thanks for saying that Angela. It was meant to be depressing because of what James 3:10 says, but that reminds me to explain why they made the video... it was for a conference on the power of words.

Kaysie said...

I was actually at the conference when they first showed this movie. (I was depressed myself after I watched it). Imagine watching this movie for the first time and then hearing the gifted speakers offer more conviction and more hope through the gospel for this area in our lives... it was absolutely amazing.

Kaysie

Penn Tomassetti said...

Kaysie,
Wow... that is great you were able to be there! Thanks so much for stopping by here again. I agree, seeing hope in the gospel after being convicted of remaining sin is so amazing, because God's grace is continually amazing (Eph. 2:7).

Phylicia said...

Hi Penn,
Hm, that was interesting... I wish I could have heard what they were saying... maybe it would be on the Desiring God website? I thought it was good, revealing the hypocrisy that we can have as a church. Of course, sometimes those things DO happen and we need to repent, but if that was every morning for the family then something is wrong.
Phylicia

Penn Tomassetti said...

Phylicia,
The video went along with a conference on the power of words. Just click on the link I posted to find the free downloadable messages.

"but if that was every morning for the family then something is wrong."
The root produces the fruit. So what comes out our mouths reveals what is in our hearts. Although as James said, we all stumble in many things.