A sermon offered for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 12, 2021, at the Church of the Messiah in Heflin, Alabama.
Principal text: James 3:1-12
"So, for James, we again have a choice between God and the world. We can allow ourselves to be turned around and twisted by the world, to bearing wrong fruit and offering a curse instead of a blessing. Or we, who are saved in Christ, can offer up our power of words and language so that they can be blessings. So that our words can bring life and healing, not death and division."