Sermon Bible Study Guides

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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Psalm 100 - July 26th, 2019

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Psalm 100
  2. What purpose is given for this Psalm in the superscription (that is, the introductory remarks before v. 1)?
  3. What does the Psalmist command the listener to do in v. 1 & 2?
    1. How does he say to do it?
  4. What does the Psalmist tell us about God?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize Psalm 100 in one sentence.
  2. Why is it important to know the LORD is Creator? (v. 3)
    1. What does it mean we are “the sheep of his pasture”?
  3. Why is it important to know the LORD is good? (v. 5)
  4. How can God be "a forgiving God to them but an avenger of their wrongdoings?" in v. 8?
    1. How does this point to the Gospel?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. In light of this Psalm…
    1. What should we believe about God?
    2. What should we believe about ourselves?
  2. What does this Psalm command us to do in response?
  3. How should we feel according to this Psalm? (Consider ways it tells us to do certain actions, as well as ways that the truths of this Psalm should make us feel)
  4. Sing "The Steadfast Love of the Lord" in response to this Psalm.
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