A study of the book of James
- Is it harder to go through tough times for yourself, or watch someone you love go through hard times?
- In light of this week’s sermon, what was new information, challenged, or stood out to you?
Read James 1: 1-18
- How is it possible to rejoice in difficult circumstances?
- What does “overcoming” mean to you?
- Is it about passive acceptance?
- Or is it about an active attempt?
- Does wisdom here imply exceptional knowledge or moral insight?
- What is the big challenge here to Christians facing doubt?
- As a believer, what are we to do with doubt?
- Are we to express it?
- Are we to suppress it?
- Why or why not?
- In your opinion, what would a brother in humble circumstances have to take pride in?
- What is low about a rich man’s position?
- What is the practical difference between trials and temptations?
- How do you go about resisting temptation?
- When have you felt like giving up:
- In marriage?
- In parenting?
- At work?
- What kind of pain is the hardest for you to endure:
- Physical suffering or emotional loss?
- What sustains you most in times of stress and trial?
- What is a “good and perfect gift” that you are thankful for?
- Download and complete the Spiritual Growth Assessment.
- In order to develop a spiritual growth plan, you must first discover where you are.
- Bring to your next group and discuss.