James 1:19 gives three keys to life. Read the following passages and talk about how they flesh out each of the keys:
- "quick to listen" -- James 1:21-25
- "slow to speak" -- James 1:26; 3:2-12
- "slow to become angry" -- James 4:1-3
A command to "do" something implies a choice to be made (you either do what you are commanded or you do something else, possibly nothing). What is the choice James is giving in 1:22?
What do you think is the point of James' mini-parable in 1:23-24?
What must you do if the Word of God is going to change you?
According to James, what is true religion?
What does that mean for you?
As a group, pray that God will help each of you to take action on one of the truths you discussed during this time.