Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Living Out the Truth (James 1)

Read James 1:19-27.

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
Have each person talk about which of these three they most need to work on in their own life.

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.

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