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James Week 9 James 5: 1-12



In the first part of chapter 5 James talks about money and some relationship pitfalls we have with it. We’ll also be talking about patience in suffering.





Study Questions Week 9


  1. Do you ever consider yourself wealthy? Even poverty in the United States is a higher quality of life that many other areas of the world (You can check out this article from Forbes for some information on that.) Are you using your wealth to please yourself or to please God? 
  2. What is one change in your buying habits that you can make to ensure that those that helped create it are getting a fair wage? There are buzz words for products such as "Fair Trade" but ones that I've found even more useful are "Locally grown" or "I know a guy who does that." 
  3. Patience is not an easy gift to receive. Do you practice active waiting? Active waiting is when you ask God for an answer to a solution and you continue to praise Him and serve where and how you are. Try active waiting this week and see if it helps you build up your patience. 
  4. Let your yes and no stand alone. James says that we will be condemned. The word used for condemned is also translated "hypocrisy" in other passages. How can you remove yourself from hypocrisy? Are you tempted to give answers beyond yes and no? What can you do to prevent yourself from saying one thing but doing another?
  5. Weekly Challenge: Read the story of the two sons in Matthew 21:28-32 and to discern which son you are and which son God desires you to be.



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