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Chapter 2

Review Homework from Week One: 

  • Memory Verse from previous week – James 1:25
  • Review previous week discussion of Romans 5:1-5

 

Weekly Memory Verse: “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” James 2:26 (NIV) 


Key Verses: 

  •       2:1-4 – Faith shows NO partiality
  •       2:18 – Show your faith BY your good works
  •       2:21-22 – Abraham was a friend of God because he put his faith into action


Observation Questions: 

-       Read James 2:1-4

  1. Definition: Partiality; An inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives. Based on this definition of partiality, does your life show favoritism? 
  2. What types of people do you show favoritism to? 
  3. What are some ways we can overcome favoritism?


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Read James 2:18
  1. Can your works become prideful? Please discuss how this may be so. 
  2. Are you serving to boast, or are you serving to bless? 


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Read James 2:21-22
  1. Read Gen. 22:1-18 as a group. What about Abraham’s actions made him a “friend of God”?
  2. Why was his sacrifice of Isaac so significant?
  3. Have any of us had a moment such as Abraham, where we were commanded to obey even if it broke our heart? 


Weekly Action Homework: 

  • Read Col. 1:10 (below) together as a group. Are you walking in a worthy manner? Why or why not? How can we better change our image of other people (Consider Rom. 12:10-18)? 

“so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10 (NIV)