When it all goes belly up…

Some study questions based on James 1:1-11.

Here’s the sermon if you missed it… Life has it’s troubles

  1. What do we know about the author of the book James and who he was writing to; what was his purpose in writing?
  2. Verse 2 – How can trouble be an opportunity for great joy?
  3. Discuss the process James lays out in verses 3&4 – how does that match your experience?
  4. What is the wisdom described by James in verse 5, and why do we need it?
  5. Verses 6 to 8 describe two approaches to prayer; describe and discuss them.
  6. What is the gist of verses 9 to 11?
  7. Where are the key applications, for us, from this passage?

Are you wise?

A Study based of this sermon: Are you wise?

Bible Reading Hosea 13 &14

  1. 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?
  2. Discuss verse 6 and how we might take a warning from it.
  3. 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.
  4. Take a good look at chapter 14. What is the main point, and where is the application for us today?

God’s leading

A study on Hosea 11 and 12, based on the sermon: Come Back!

  1. 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?
  2. Talk through chapter 11 verse 2; how could that happen? does it happen today?
  3. Discus how God’s relationship with His people is similar and dissimilar to a human parent-child relationship;
  4. How does God’s anger differ from human anger? Is human anger ever right? discuss;
  5. Discus chapter 12 verse 4; how had Bethel changed from Jacob’s time to Hosea’s