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Faith Does // James 3:1-12 // Sept 22

Faith Does // James 3:1-12 // Sept 22

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

-Have you ever confronted someone about their speech or been confronted? How did either of those experiences make you feel? 

-How is a tongue like a horse’s bit or a ship’s rudder (3:2-5)?

-Can you diagnose any damaging speech in your own life? 

-What are some of the right speech patterns that the Bible describes in a Christians life? 

-What do the other passages of James on our words say? Why do you think he addressed it so much. 

-What does spiritual maturity look like in this area of our lives? Do you feel like you are tracking “towards” that maturity or “away” from it? 

-Are there any “next steps” that you feel you need to take after hearing this sermon? 

Faith Does // James 2:14-26 // Sept 15

Faith Does // James 2:14-26 // Sept 15

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  • What are some things that you loved doing as a kid that you no longer like to do now?

  • What are some things that you didn’t love as a kid that you love doing now?

  • In your walk with Jesus, what are some ways that your life in Christ now is different from your life before Christ?

  • Can good works lead to faith? Why do so many people believe that good works get us to a right relationships with God?

  • What is an area or areas of your life where Christ is working now? How can we pray for your progress?

Faith Does // James 2:1-13 // Sept 8

Faith Does // James 2:1-13 // Sept 8

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

What did we say is the definition of partiality?

What are some examples of partiality today?

Would anyone be bold/humble enough to share how they have or have had a spirit of partiality in their life?

Why is partiality so toxic?

Has anyone shown partiality toward you? How did that make you feel?

What is the solution for partiality?

How can we apply the solution to our everyday lives?



Faith Does // James 1:13-18 // Sept 1

Faith Does // James 1:13-18 // Sept 1

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James 1:13-18 “How to Overcome Temptation” 

Questions for groups

 

  • Read James 1:13-18

  • What was something from the sermon that peaked your interest or caught your attention?

  • Would you agree or disagree that we live in a culture of “blame”? Why or why not?

  • Read 1 Corinthians 10:13: How should the “commonality of temptation” influence our transparency as brothers and sisters in Christ?

  • “Sin is not an isolated event, but a process.” What were the four stages in the process, and at what point does it become sin?

  • Temptation is typically a combination of our desires + opportunities that we create to gratify them. If that is true, what are some practical ways we can remove opportunities?

  • “What you cover up, God will uncover.” What do you think about this statement? How have you seen this to be true in your own life?

  • Why and how should we rely on Jesus as we face temptations?

 



Faith Does // James 1:1-12 // Aug 25

Faith Does // James 1:1-12 // Aug 25

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

What did we learn were the rewards of suffering?

How can you seen these rewards come to you in or after a time of suffering?

Can anyone share their answer to the homework? “When________ happens, I do/don’t________.” What can you do instead to persevere more faithfully?

What did we say is the definition of wisdom? What kind of skills do you think are necessary at living life for the Father?

As we discussed in the message, what kind of doubts are most dangerous?

Why do we find riches to be so appealing? 

How can we learn to value all people?