THE BIBLE PROJECT – James

THE BIBLE PROJECT – James

Our Bible study for the week of April 14 is on the letter of James. Below is a link to the video, along with the Bible passages we read with the discussion questions. If you want to add your comments and perhaps start on online conversation about these texts, visit our Facebook page and find the post for this Bible study.

CLICK HERE to view the Bible study video.

READINGS & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

READ 1:1-8            According to James, what should a Christian’s attitude be when facing trials? Why is doubt dangerous? What does it mean to be “double-minded?”

READ 1:19-27         How does James describe how one may be saved? What does the mirror metaphor mean? What does it mean to be “doers of the word?”

READ 2:14-26         What kind of faith is condemned in this section? How does James see the relationship between faith and deeds? What does he want us to learn from the examples of Abraham & Rahab?

READ 3:1-12          What do the examples of the bit, rudder, and fire teach about the importance of watching what we say?

READ 4:1-10          What do you think James means when he warns about being “a friend of the world?” What can we do to overcome the lure of the world? What makes this possible?

READ 5:7-12          What does James call Christians to wait for patiently? How are Christians to behave in the meantime?

READ 5:13-19         How does James describe the role of prayer and praise in the Christian life?

 

May 4: New Member Class

May 4: New Member Class

Pastor Spencer will be holding a one-session workshop on Saturday, May 4, from 9am to Noon for those who would like to become members of Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Lunch will be provided. New members will be received on Sunday, May 5.  Please sign up for the class via the Connection Card in the worship bulletin, or by sending an RSVP to Pastor Spencer at pastor@oakharborlutheran.org. Please note any allergies or dietary restrictions. Child care may be available upon request.

May 5: Youth & Family Night!

May 5: Youth & Family Night!

Join us for Youth & Family Night on Sunday, May 5th from 6-7:30 as we enjoy some fun fishing-themed games and crafts. For a snack, we’ll have blue Jell-O cups with Swedish fish swimming inside. In our worship time we’ll learn more about why the fish is a symbol for Christianity. Don’t miss this wonderful evening of family, fun, faith, fellowship – and fish!

THE BIBLE PROJECT – Hebrews

THE BIBLE PROJECT – Hebrews

Our Bible study for the week of April 7 is on the book of Hebrews. Below is a link to the video, along with the Bible passages we read with the discussion questions. If you want to add your comments and perhaps start on online conversation about these texts, visit our Facebook page and find the post for this Bible study.

CLICK HERE to view the Bible study video.

READINGS & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

READ 1:1-14          What is the author saying about Jesus in this chapter? Upon what is he basing his claims?

READ 2:1-4            What does it mean to “pay closer attention to what we have heard?” What does it mean to “drift away?” What does vs. 3 suggest about the author?

READ 3:1-14          In what ways are Jesus and Moses similar? In what ways is Jesus greater?

READ 4:14-16         What does the author say about Jesus in this passage? What does the author say this means for us?

READ 9:11-14         How is Jesus like a Jewish high priest in this passage? How is he greater? What does the author say this means for us?

READ 10:26-39       What warnings against apostasy (abandoning the faith) does the author give? What encouragement to faithfulness?

READ 11:1-16         How is faith described in this passage? What promise is given here?

READ 12:1-2          Where does the author encourage us to look for strength in “running the race” of faith?

READ 13:1-5          What final exhortations does the author give? What promise?