Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Hey y’all, we’re doing this! Our first chapter of our first book. Please take some time to read the chapter a few times this week and challenge ourselves to read the book in it’s entirety at least once weekly during the study.
James Chapter 1 Observation Questions:
(We will keep these in mind for each week)
1. Where (or how) do you see the Gospel in this chapter?
2. What attributes of God were exhibited?
3. What are repeated words/phrases? What is their significance?
Scripture Highlight of the week:
“But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind”
I‘ll be looking at different versions of chapter 1 and their unique nuances. I encourage you to do the same. Sometimes it can offer a refreshing perspective. For example, The Message (MSG) often highlights ideas and phrases that I may have otherwise passed over while reading a more standard version, like ESV. Other versions to consider are AMP and NLT. I will be utilizing different resources as I gather and learn with you this week. However, Right Now Media has some options such as Francis Chan’s Videos that could be really helpful. They’re short 7 min videos with 3 videos on Chapter 1. Here's the link if interested: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/content/series/159923
1. James 1:2-4
How is our faith tested? (Spoiler – if trials don’t produce faith, what does?)
Do you view the testing of your faith differently now after studying James? How so?
Do ALL trials produce patience? Why or why not?
2. James 1:12-16
What should be the real motive for resisting temptation?
What are some of your past reasons for resisting temptations (successfully or not)?
Who would our sin grieve the most? -- Think of David and Psalm 51
3. James 1:19-20
· How can we learn to be slow to wrath?