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?

Going deeper

  • 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
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