Bible Study

A World of Iniquity – Exposition of James Week Eleven

Welcome to week eleven of our study on the Epistle of James! Today we are beginning chapter three and will be looking at just the first two verses of the chapter tonight.

Contents

Week One – An Expository Study of James
Week Two – Joy in Our Trials
Week Three – Giving Birth to Sin Part One
Week Four – Giving Birth to Sin Part Two
Week Five – Receiving the Word
Week Six – Receiving the Word Part Two
Week Seven – The Royal Law
Week Eight – The Royal Law Part Two
Week Nine – A Living Faith
Week Ten – A Living Faith Part Two

Outline

  1. Opening prayer
  2. Introduction
  3. Read James 3:1-2
  4. Read the study notes from ESV.org
  5. Answer questions 1-4 on page 8 of Workbook on the Epistle of James
  6. Closing prayer

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunity to once again study your word with this group. Lord, we continue to desire to have our hearts changed by what we learn when we study together, please pour your Spirit over us tonight and help us understand how to shape our thinking with what we learn in the Letter of James. In the mighty name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Previous Highlights

  • We learned in chapters 1 and 2 three key points: God’s judicial acquittal of us is through faith alone, living faith will express itself in obedience to God, and a “dead faith” does not save.

Application

Read James 3:1-2 and answer questions 1-4 on page 8 of the workbook.

Closing Prayer

Heavenly Father, I praise You for the truth of Your Word, and thank You for those that You put in my path, to teach me the glorious gospel of Christ. I pray that I may grow in grace, walk in spirit and truth, mature in the faith, and be ready and willing to tell others the hope that I have in You. Help me to be faithful in all I say and do, and give me opportunities to tell others about Jesus, and the joy of our salvation. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.[1]

Next Week

Next week, we will be looking at James 3:3-12 and answering questions 5-8 on page 8 of the workbook. Have a wonderful week, ladies!

Featured image is from The Letter of James.

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