Sunday, June 4, 2017

James Week 2 James 1: 19-27

Week Two! We're talking about anger and being a doer of the word. I may have made that word up, but I like it.







Study Questions for Week 2:


  1. Are you quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry?
    1. What would life be like if you listened twice as long and talked half as much?
  2. Anger can take over our lives because it's sticky like pine sap. 
    1. Have you allowed anger to determine how you treat someone? Is there something you can do this week to start working towards forgiveness? 
    2. Are you angry with God because of something that didn't turn out the way you expected?
      1. Don't just let this one slide on by, take a moment to really examine your life and to think about the things that you wish had turned out differently. Are you holding God accountable and withholding your love because of it?
    3. What are some instances in scripture that involve God being slow to anger? Are you thankful that God doesn't have a short fuse? 
      1. Are you quick to anger? Do you get short with co-workers that never seem to get things right? Do you yell at your children when they disobey? What is one area of your life that you can reduce the amount of anger you have by trying a different emotion on first?
  3. James says that we should not just listen to the word but also do what it says (verse 22). How many times have you read something and then immediately forgot what it said? In comparison, how many times have you done something and then immediately forgotten what you've done? There's a reason we're to become doers of the Word. Spend some time today thinking about how you best learn and apply it to scripture. 
  4. Do you have any orphans or widows in your life? What if you opened up that definition of orphans and widows to adults whose parents have died, young adults whose family is far away, women whose husbands have divorced them. Do you know any now? 
    1. What ways can you use your gifts to serve widows and orphans? Tabitha made clothes, she was obviously a talented seamstress. Can you take some time to do manicures at retirement facilities? Can you make cookies for the young couple starting out down the street? What gifts do you have that you can share with the body of believers? If you don't' know what your gifts are or how to use them, contact me to set up a time to talk!
  5. Challenge for the week: Begin reading the Bible on a daily basis, start with Proverbs if you're not sure where to begin. Once you're reading the Bible daily, look for the verse that jumps out at you and then put into action that day.


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