This week James expressed how true belief causes Christians to live out their faith according to the Word. We don’t just passively hear the Word and receive it, rather action should always follow genuine heart change.
Read James 1:16-18
What was James concern in writing to the early church and why do you think James made this such a big deal at the beginning of His letter?
What meaning have you drawn personally from being called “firstfruits” of his creation?
Read James 1:19-27
What phrases are used to describe the hearer?
What phrases are used to describe the doer?
In which category do you see yourself reflected the most? In what category would your family/friends/coworkers place you.
Q. What does James 1:22 tell you about yourself?
Q. Is there any chance you could be deceived?
What does James 1:25 tell us about the role of the word of God in the life of the believer?
How can you tell if you are a doer of the word and not just a hearer? (v.23-25)
What outcome does the Christian receive from acting on the Word? (v.25)
Read Psalm 1
What two categories of people are compared in this psalm?
What is the outcome of obedience to God?
In what does the blessed man delight? (v.2)
What is one life changing step that God is asking you to take in response to what we saw this week?