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in James

James 1:5–11 – 12 June 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read James 1:5–11
  2. Who is listed in the passage?
  3. List repeated words/phrases.
  4. List 'connecting' words.
  5. What commands does the James give?
  6. What comparisons or illustrations does James make?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What does it mean that God gives 'without reproach' (v. 5)?
  2. What is a 'double-minded man' (v. 8)?
  3. What does it mean to 'boast in exaltation' and 'in humiliation' (v. 9, 10)?
  4. Summarize the passage in one sentence.

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Do you tend to rely on your own wisdom or rely on God? How is this seen in your life?
  2. Do you tend to rely on or boast in your own riches? How is this seen in your life?
  3. How can you grow in asking God for wisdom?
  4. How does your approach to wealth reveal what you are boasting in?
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in James

James 1:1–4 - 5 June 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read James 1:1–4
  2. Who wrote this letter?
    1. What does he tell us about himself?
  3. Who is the recipient of the letter?
    1. Where are they located?
  4. List repeated words/phrases.
  5. List 'connecting' words.
  6. What commands does the author give?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why is it significant that the author says he is a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ? (v. 1)
  2. What trials is the author referring to? (See James 2:15–17, 4:13–5:11)
    1. What does 'various' mean? (v. 2)
  3. What is 'steadfastness?' (vv. 3, 4)
  4. What does 'perfect and complete' mean? (v. 4)

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What is your first response to trials?
  2. How can you help your brothers and sisters respond like James says?
  3. What lies have you believed about trials?
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Tags: joy, james, trials

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