Does this mean we can’t point out others’ sins? /Length 2312 . He built lots of storehouses to hold all of his stuff. DAY THREE Questions and Answers. The inclination to pick and choose which Scriptures we believe in and follow is not a new one. 0000006564 00000 n Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. These small group studies of James contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. >> James calls it “boasting in arrogant schemes.” If you are mindful that God is sovereign and on His throne it will change how you live, how you face the future, and how you talk. Then what does it mean to judge a brother? /Contents 15 0 R Predominantly these were miracles. Plans can give us a clear goal to work toward. And it will begin to heal your broken relationships. This helps us to see that the lines between conflict with God and man are often quite blurry. In James Chapter 4 verse 3 the result of lust is not receiving the things one is seeking. But Matthew 7:1 says the following: “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. Matthew 5:11 – Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Bible Study in James . BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS. � � � � \ endstream What about if I say, “I will move to location X and spend one year there, start 5 Bible studies and train leaders and then move on to another campus?”. What does it mean that this person speaks against and judges the law? However, I believe that I can and should stand firmly on the truth of God’s Word to warn other believers who are clearly disobeying it. We want to help you study the Bible, obey the Bible, and teach the Bible to others. Chapter 4 begins by addressing this worldly wisdom’s affect on the brethren James is addressing. The Epistle of James . After listening to and/or reading the scripture please answer the related review questions below. While it was a good translation when it was written (in 1611), English has changed quite a bit in the last 400 years. /Linearized 1 endobj . Then what is the point? If you Scripture to confront someone who has sinned then you are not the one doing the judging. stream Question 2: James refers to the “royal law” in verse 9 above. B. James is a book of practicality written to Jewish Christians who had been /Names << /Dests 6 0 R>> The Sin of Partiality. "More probably is the view that James was not citing a particular passage but summarizing the truth expressed in several Old Testament passages." In many modern churches certain teachings which are unpopular in culture today are glossed over, ignored, or outright changed. For example, the literal six day creation account has been abandoned by many schools, even universities which claim to be Christian and conservative. If you keep doing it, you will find that it will come more and more naturally. �'γY zn�t����&�Ϧ�\0 ����Xo9j�i�Q37;���?=o. endobj He placed himself as judge over the Bible, picking the parts which he agreed with to believe and rejecting the rest. Ephesians 4:29 – Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. James is a book about the application of our faith and the importance to learn and grow in Christ. /CropBox [0 0 612 792] Please feel free to copy the questions and answers for easier or further study. /H [ 691 248 ] /Prev 15739 (Hiebert) i. /L 16115 Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. Instead of immediately rushing to the king with a plan, he prayed and fasted. Why or why not? Proverbs 10:18 – Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. Handouts. 2 Timothy 2:15 SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR OTHER QUIZZES ! When you make decisions, do you follow the self model in verse 13? The solution is to intentionally think of positive words you can say to others. Application: Do not hold other people to your own extra-biblical standards. �l�{qy��W�3.�������z�����u�'ܭ./�^�S���O�Q��p���b3�`�f3��@dc�ZEA$�c�������{=*�89��v��p�f3;V����p�^�7cB��g����� �Z��c(�z@7���z��1-F+���/��8UE��g�3-Vy\�ܾ���K�>ٞ�h�ë�����6&�L��,H���Iƅ�|�g#�?�m쵚��'-p���|�u#2����Pv8Қ��:���Ԝ+ɌL�-CmH�E6��9!�Sr�o��Ġ+��؀bOi��!ZD��8���X�?���$� r��YiW��c�`�Қ'A�C���=+�bT,�F�e���p But much more than the actual words which could become a saying devoid of meaning, we must pay attention to our heart attitude. 1. %%EOF Are those four words the point? /Info 11 0 R I say, ‘My purpose will stand,  and I will do all that I please. He provides an analysis that James was warning the Christian converts not to become affected by the J… endobj trailer . How does this passage connect with what has preceded and what is its primary theme? We should not pick and choose which Scriptures we will obey. (Luke 12:13-21). Thirdly, we should pray more and trust in the Lord for our future. Or, it may be that James 4:5 speaks in two independent sentences, and that the words of Scripture quoted refer to what was said in James 4:4. And God looked down and said, “fool.” What would he do with all of his stuff? They will be updated each time the book is studied. These questions arenot examination questions with right or wrong answers. >> /Root 13 0 R /Font << /F11 16 0 R /F14 19 0 R /F17 22 0 R >> My belief is that we should not use our own opinions or convictions to judge others. Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? /Filter [/FlateDecode ] We should be willing to quickly change our life direction if God so wills. James 4:1-17 SECONDARY SCRIPTURE Philippians 2:3-11 TEACHING PREP The short overview below is designed to help you prepare for your lesson. Inductive Bible study on James 4:11-17. %PDF-1.2 Do not slander one another – God wants all believers to speak kind and edifying words about others. Workbook on General Epistles Page #4 Bible Study Questions on General Epistles: James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2, & 3 John, Jude Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. There is fighting among them, which is a direct result of worldly wisdom (James 3:15-16). But perhaps the most controversial is the teaching on the relationship of faith and works. Letter of James: Inductive Bible Study Questions 4 2. James asks the question “What’s causing the fights and quarrels among you”? You do not have because you do not ask. This takes a lot of time and hard work. We should not use our own opinions to judge others in gray areas. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. Do you sometimes make a decision first and then ask God to bless it? BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUP STUDY QUESTIONS In preparation for Sunday, October 16, 2011 Passage: James 4:11-12 Memory Passage: Matt. The epistle of James has been called the “book of proverbs” of the New Testament. For the NT only the CEV, ESV, NASB & NIV versions have voice available. We should consider the example of Nehemiah. . He calls it adultery 2. 3. Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the Bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website www.DoingGood.org. 0000006377 00000 n James 4:2 – You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. 0000003774 00000 n Tweet. 0000005178 00000 n Isaiah 46:9-10 – Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. "envious" This Greek term, like "lust," is a neutral term and can be used of "zeal" or "strong desire." /Resources << xref That is not faith. It was a desperate situation. Do they have a point? We are not assured another day in this world. 0000000017 00000 n Never should we take tomorrow for granted. JAMES: “James 2” 1 “A Study of James 2” James 2:1-16 INTRODUCTION: A. /Length 176 -��Ƥ4�zi�!�� A. /E 7759 0000003574 00000 n In addition, consult other believers who can give godly and unbiased counsel. What do you think a person’s motivation might be in each situation? Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. We will add, update, and clarify the truths as the Holy Spirit shows them to us. He seemed very successful. The primary theme running through James is the knowledge we are given by our Lord. We have therefore created a library of almost one thousand (and growing) inductive Bible studies, which are available for free. Give some examples. In this verse Jesus does not say to never judge others, but says that we are to use righteous judgment. Sign up for our newsletter to receive your free 23 lesson Bible study E-book of Hebrews. Who does? A lot of sinning believers or unbelievers will say that Christians are judgmental and intolerant. These are questions on the biblical text of: What *faith shoulddo: An EasyEnglish Commentary (LEE level B) on the letter of James by Ian Mackervoy. 25 0 obj Proverbs 27:1 – Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. For example, if I have decided that my teenage children should not watch an R rated movie because so of the violence inside, that is good and well. That way, we can grow in faith and maturity so we can apply our Christian character and conduct in how we are to others! Application: You can set a goal for yourself to each day or each week say a certain amount of positive things about the people you live with. /S 108 /Type /Catalog 3. Prayerfully write out a ministry plan detailing some short and long term goals of how you will use your spiritual gifts for serving God. /N 3 What is the point of the comparison with a vapor? James 4:4-5: Friendship with the ... From the distant past: The Rochester Studies are a set of bible study discussion questions used in a non-denominational bible study in Rochester, New York. 2. Includes cross references, questions, teaching points, outline, and applications on James chapter 4 for small groups. The problem is making plans for ourselves without stopping to consider if those plans match God’s plans. Answer the questions below and then click "OK" to send your answers. James begins this verse by questioning those addressed of the source of their fighting. It is an excellent choice to study in your own small group. James answers those questions in chapter 4. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 0000001178 00000 n So what is the problem with making plans on our own? The solution is not only to not bad-mouth other believers. You have probably heard people say something like, “The Bible says do not judge.” But actually the answer is not a simple “no” or “yes.” We should look at these statements in context. /Parent 10 0 R /Pages 10 0 R Is this better since my plan is a spiritual one? /ProcSet [/PDF /Text] /ID [<28bf4e5e4e758a4164004e56fffa0108><28bf4e5e4e758a4164004e56fffa0108>] – Should we judge others? Is it that the plan of doing business and making profit is evil? << For example, if you use Romans 3:23 to tell a friend that “all have sinned” then it is God doing the judgment and not you. At the beginning you may feel a bit awkward. It is because you are trying to understand the Bible, but reading it in archaic English that you are running into problems. James often alludes to Jesus' teachings in Matthew's Sermon on the Mount (cf. The person in James 4:13 is not praying and asking God for direction. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. The honesty of the God's Word is apparent in that it does not concern itself with political correctness. James clearly Just Published Cathy's New Book James Study Guide. >> John 7:24 – Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly. Email. Previously, James described the so-called wisdom of the world: figure out what you really want out of life (bitter envy) and plan to get it for yourself at any cost (selfish ambition). Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 4:2-3 "ask" Un-Christlike motives and lack of prayer are two reasons why Christians often experience unfruitful lives. Many verses in the Bible talk about making plans. Bible Study Lesson Sheets-- These are lessons designed for either a class or personal study.Each lesson has questions, fill in the blank; matching, true false; etc., on one chapter of the Bible. What are some other Scriptures that talk about this? BIBLE DISCUSSION GROUP STUDY QUESTIONS In preparation for Sunday, October 23, 2011 Passage: James 4:13-17 Memory Passage: James 4:17 DAY 1 – ASK FOR INSIGHT READ THE PASSAGE (a) Read James 4:13-17. %���� He is, since He wrote it. >> God is opposed to the fallen and idolatrous desire of the world B. Application: Before making important decisions, stop and pray. How did you react? It shows what happens to Christians and churches when they chose to live for selfish desires and for the things of this world rather than God. 1. You quarrel and fight. James . God is the ultimate authority and if you simply pass on unaltered His message to others, then you are not judging them. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. Do not take plans without seeking God’s will (13) – The problem is not making a plan. Jefferson actually cut out sections of the Bible which he did not believe. It sounds like you are using a King James Version of the Bible. << The class book is suitable for teens and up. startxref How do we balance confronting people with their sin and the fact that God is THE judge? 20 th Book in the New Testament . 4 Key Scriptures * James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials” * James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” * James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and Bible Study Just FYI- Footnotes in bible studies may come from any of the following: Life Application Study Bible, NLT, Tyndale House Publishers; Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Finis Jennings Dake, Dake Bible Sales, Inc.; we also occasionally use a Strong's Concordance, and Vine's Expository Dictionary for Greek and Hebrew referencing. Do not take the future for granted (14) – In the parable of the rich fool, Jesus describes a self-made successful man. How? … Lust and the results of lust is the theme or main idea of James Chapter 4 verses 1 through 5. You desire but do not have, so you kill. Blessed is the man, who like Paul, has learned the secret of godly contentment. James had in mind actual murder and the gamut of sins (hate, anger, bitterness), leading up to it. ��1B�jbu��G8ũ��z+�q�/�>D�"o�XF�?��87�BFTQtj���X$���X�����U���^UDAz8� ��T�tp]M ����>�,��������k=5s8���z�XgNN��>�'��f���������3z"_�Ї����������L�O �R(6�|W��s-��%�S�}��U���&>�;T)3R�@�x�{�@��B�)U����A-g�-\ݲ7WvGBn�:ܦx�Yf�-����ܦ+�P�N���r;5��I 1�ͪZ(��qS����3C�ZH� -�h�ٛ����E0���Ez��5/�5�����6;�Ȣ�s�d�Q���c�04 �#d�5ZK�KH��� Here "world" refers to the fallen world system 2. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Matthew 5-7). In 4:4 James quickly moves into our conflict with theLord. 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