While we doing distance youth group, I decided that we will study a classic in the book of James and postpone the relationship series for when we meet in person again. One of my favorite resources puts James in this way, "James combines the wisdom of his brother Jesus with the book of Proverbs in his own challenging call to live a life wholly devoted to God." (The Bible Project). I think that is what we need right now as it is the season of Lent and we are in uncertain times.
We will meet Friday at 3 on Zoom. I will send the link that morning. For that meeting I ask you read James 1:1-18 which is just 18 verses so not too much. There is a couple questions below we will address during our meeting. Feel free to do this as a family before our meeting, take notes, write down questions about the passage, and really take some time for you and God. I hope this will bless you in these uncertain times. Also this will evovle as we go. Feel free to ask questions
- What do you notice how James addresses himself in verse 1?
- Why do you think James didn’t introduce himself as the brother of Jesus?
- According to James 1:2 and the following verses, how should we react when times get tough?
- What does steadfastness mean?
- Why? What is the end result of these trials?
- What is the difference between trails and temptation?
- Why is it important that we NOT blame our temptation on God?
- So where does evil come from and where does good come from based on this section?
- Pick out the verse that stood out the most to you and write down any questions as well.
A fun little video to give you an overview of James