FAITH IN ACTION – NIKE!
Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!
Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:
– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community
Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.
CURRENT SERIES: Mirror Image
Authentic Christianity is a faith that is mirrored in action and actions that are mirrored in Christ. The book of James is one of the most practical books in the Bible that is so relevant today. It is challenges our faith to be lived out!
Where is your faith currently being tested? How will you endure this next week?
Two Weeks Ago:
“ Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;” James 1:19
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is something that irritated you today?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Name a “pet peeve” of yours
How did it start?
If left unchecked, how quickly could it jump to anger?
Do you know anyone who is quick tempered?
Have you ever been on the receiving end of their wrath?
How does that impact your behavior when you are around this person?
Read James 1:19-20
Have you ever jumped to conclusions before you heard the whole thing?
How did that turn out?
Why do you think James put the order of words the way he did?
What are people’s normal order when they get upset about something?
When you are upset by something, does the “righteousness of God” ever cross your mind? Should it?
Read James 1:22-25
What does verse 22 mean?
Are there parts of the Bible that are easier for you to apply than others? Explain
Read verse 25. What are the benefits of applying God’s Word to our lives?
Where have you personally seen that in your life?
Read James 1:26
What does it mean to “bridle” something?
Read James 1:19 & 26 together
How does applying verse 26 help us accomplish verse 19?
How would that practice be beneficial to you this next week?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize and apply James 1:19-20 this week
Checking In Each Time We Meet:
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