Welcome to week eighteen of our study on the Epistle of James! Tonight we will begin a new section of the letter where James warns against making plans in our lives without considering God.
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
Week Eleven – A World of Iniquity/Taming the Tongue
Week Twelve – Taming the Tongue Part Two
Week Thirteen – Heavenly Wisdom
Week Fourteen – Heavenly Wisdom Part Two
Week Fifteen – Warning Against Worldliness
Week Sixteen – Warning Against Worldliness Part Two
Week Seventeen – Proper Planning
- Opening prayer
- Read James 4:13-17
- Read the study notes from ESV.org
- Answer questions 6-9 on page 11 of Workbook on the Epistle of James
- Closing prayer
Almighty God, thank You once again for this opportunity to gather and study Your Word. Please be with us tonight as we start a new section in the Letter of James and learn how to plan for our future while still keeping our eyes fixed on You. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
- Last week, we finished up the section of James’ letter that discussed how pride and human desires are the cause of many quarrels and strife among people.
- James also warned us about judging our brothers and sisters instead of considering what we are doing in our own lives to live out the Word.
Read James 4:13-17 and answer questions 5-9 on page 11 of the workbook.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this truth in the book of James that when I know what is righteous and yet do not do it, I am committing a sin in Your eyes. Forgive me for the times when I have known that something is evil but done it anyway, when I have avoided doing what is right, or when I have turned a blind eye to some need or necessity. I pray that from this day forward, I would not only know what is right but be ready and willing to carry it out, through Your sufficient strength and for Your greater glory. This I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Next week, we will be looking at James 5:1-6 and answering questions 1-5 on page 12 of the workbook.
Have a wonderful week, ladies!
Featured image is from God’s Plan for Your Life | Pastor Jack Graham | James 4:13-17