A study of the book of James
- Are you a doer or a thinker? Are you more likely to act without thinking or think without acting?
- In light of this week’s sermon, what was new information, challenged, or stood out to you?
Read James 1: 19-25
- Describe “active listening.”
- Would you describe yourself as a “good listener”?
- Why/why not?
- How/Why does active listening help us to be slow to anger?
- Why does anger disrupt the work of righteousness in our lives?
- What characterizes true faith?
- Action or belief? Why?
- How is pure righteousness attained?
Read James 2:14-26
- What kind of faith is James criticizing?
- What kind of faith is James commending?
- From what you know about Abraham and Rahab, how do these heroes of the faith prove James’ point?
- Rahab could be considered righteous, what kind of hope does that give to the Christian who knows he is not perfect?
- How is Paul’s argument in Romans 3:28 different from James’ point in 2:24?
- When did you get serious about applying God’s Word to your life?
- What are your pet peeves? What really annoys you or makes you angry?
- Where is your faith stretching you right now?
- How can your group hold you accountable regarding your answers to the reflection questions?
- Complete Step 2 of the Spiritual Growth Plan