Some study questions based on James 1:1-11.
Here’s the sermon if you missed it… Life has it’s troubles
- What do we know about the author of the book James and who he was writing to; what was his purpose in writing?
- Verse 2 – How can trouble be an opportunity for great joy?
- Discuss the process James lays out in verses 3&4 – how does that match your experience?
- What is the wisdom described by James in verse 5, and why do we need it?
- Verses 6 to 8 describe two approaches to prayer; describe and discuss them.
- What is the gist of verses 9 to 11?
- Where are the key applications, for us, from this passage?
A Study based of this sermon: Are you wise?
Bible Reading Hosea 13 &14
- Looking at the first five verses of chapter 13: what had Ephraim been what had they become, what will they become and where is there an application for the Christian today?
- Discuss verse 6 and how we might take a warning from it.
- How does chapter 13 sit with Ezekiel 33:11? ~spend some time talking this through and discussing why a good understanding of how this fits together will help us in our own walk and in our evangelism.
- Take a good look at chapter 14. What is the main point, and where is the application for us today?
A study on Hosea 11 and 12, based on the sermon: Come Back!
- How much can you see of future fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled prophecy? why is it important for the modern church to have a right understanding of prophecy?
- Talk through chapter 11 verse 2; how could that happen? does it happen today?
- Discus how God’s relationship with His people is similar and dissimilar to a human parent-child relationship;
- How does God’s anger differ from human anger? Is human anger ever right? discuss;
- Discus chapter 12 verse 4; how had Bethel changed from Jacob’s time to Hosea’s