09/02 Our Difficulties – James 1:1-11

Our Difficulties James 1:1-11 James gets right to the point as he begins his letter. He briefly greets his audience and then immediately pivots to his first topic: trials. He urges his readers to count it all joy when they meet trials of various kinds. Why? How are we supposed to understand these sufferings? Here are a few questions to think though as you prepare for this Sunday: - What is the sequence of development that should follow from trials? (1:2-4) - What is the end goal of these sufferings (1:4)? - How are we supposed to go about seeking wisdom (1:5)? - What does a person without faith look like? (1:6-8)? - Who is being compared in 1:9-11? - Do you think James is hard on the rich person in 1:9-11? Why or why not? As the Lord leads, read through James 1. Mediate and think through these questions on James 1:1-11. The memory verse for this week is James 1:2-4. ...
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