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.

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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?