Facing Trials – Week 2

THIS WEEK: (1) We all face trials of many kinds in life. How can they have positive effects? How can they have negative effects? How does having a personal relationship with God make a difference when you face trials? (2) Read James 1:2-12  Remember that facing trials is not and “if” it’s a “when”. You will face […]

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Divine Disconnect, Part 1 – Week 4

THIS WEEK: Find Helpful Notes Here >> http://goo.gl/RxKAmn (1) When we talk about Divine Disconnect, we’re really talking about our lives matching what we say we believe. What makes it difficult for a Christ-follower to live what he/she believes? Why is it important to live consistently? Some would argue, “If there is not changed life, there is no salvation.” […]

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A Faith That Works – Week 7

THIS WEEK Find Helpful Notes Here >> http://goo.gl/5IBhfh 1. Read James 2:14-26. Verses 14 and 17 sum up this section of Scripture. What is the point James is trying to make? When James says that true faith needs to have works, what does he mean? Are we saved by faith AND works? Or faith alone? What focus does James […]

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Taming The Tongue – Week 8

THIS WEEK 1. The tongue is powerful and problematic. Discuss how the tongue has power for good and for evil. Also, what is the connection between the heart and the tongue? 2 Read James 3:1-12. Verses 1-2 – James says that not many should become teachers. What does he mean? How is this a matter of the heart? […]

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Get Godly Wisdom – Week 9

THIS WEEK 1. When you think of Wisdom, what comes to mind? How is defining Wisdom, not as “what you know”, rather as “what you do” make sense? 2. Read James 3:13-18. :: The goal of every Christ-follower is to walk in accordance with the Word of God. The Wisdom of God is seen in how I live […]

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Stop Fighting – Week 10

THIS WEEK 1. Conflict is the result of selfishness and passions (lusts) that are at war within us. How have you experienced this in your own life? 2. Read James 4:1-12. :: James says that in the process of trying to get what we want, we are willing to “murder” to get it. Do you think he’s […]

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Who’s The Boss, Part 1 – Week 11

THIS WEEK 1. When it comes to making decisions in life, how do you usually decide what do to? How is God a part of your decision-making? Are there decisions that God doesn’t need to be involved in? What determines when you involve God? We learned that God’s Will in your life is more about who you are becoming and […]

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Who’s The Boss, Part 2 – Week 12

THIS WEEK 1. In this passage, James gives us another “test” to determine if we are truly Christ-followers: do you desire, above all else, to do the Will of God? How would you answer that, personally? It’s easy, when it’s easy, to say “yes” – but what about those times when you don’t necessarily agree with how things are […]

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More Money! – Week 13

THIS WEEK 1. Money can be a touchy subject to discuss. Money is really a spiritual issue. What does that mean? How is it possible to take your “spiritual temperature” by looking at your Calendar and Checkbook? 2. Read James 5:1-6. :: Who do you consider to be rich? Consider the definition that a rich person is “someone […]

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How To Enjoy Getting Beat Up – Week 14

THIS WEEK 1. James again discusses the topic of trials of a Christ follower. This time he discusses trials in the context of relationships. When have you experienced trials that were related to people? How did you handle them? Why is patience in trials so important? 2. Read James 5:7-12. :: James makes it pretty […]

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Persistent Prayer – Week 15

THIS WEEK 1. Prayer is essential and pivotal in the life of a Christ follower and the life of the church. Take some time to discuss prayer. What is it? Why is praying important? How does praying change things? 2. Read James 5:13-20. :: This passage has been understand in a number of ways: referring […]

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