Sermon Bible Study Guides

in James

James 1:12–18 - 19 June 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read James 1:12–18
  2. Who is listed in the passage?
  3. List repeated words/phrases.
  4. List 'connecting' words.
  5. What commands or promises does James give?
  6. What comparisons or illustrations does James make?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What is 'the crown of life' in v. 12?
  2. What does it mean that God is 'the Father of lights' in v. 17?
  3. What does it mean to be a kind of 'firstfruits of his creatures' in v. 18?
  4. What is the difference between trials and temptations?
  5. Summarize the passage in one sentence.

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. In trials, how do you keep your attention on the reward to come?
  2. How can the doctrine of God help us fight temptation?
  3. How can the doctrine of God help us not be deceived?
  4. What temptations do you face, and what is the goal of your temptations?
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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