James – Session 9

James – Session 9

James 4:13-17 / Our Designs Life is temporary. Life is in constant change and flux and then, all too briefly, it ends. In James 4:13-17 James has some words for Christian merchants who are looking to make a profit. They have their plans. They have their goals and ideas. How does a vibrant Christian faith in a sovereign God interact with these plans? How are we supposed to conduct ourselves in light of His rule and authority? Use these questions below as you think through and meditate on the passage this week: Who is James addressing in 4:13? What is the problem with their thinking? (4:14) How does James describe life? (4:14) Why do you think James focuses on the temporary nature of our lives? (4:14) What is the key phrase we should use instead as we make plans? (4:15) Why is James accusing them of boasting in their arrogance? (4:16) Is James addressing sins of omission or sins of commission in...
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