James: Week 4

October 1, 2022 | Tracy Troxel

James 2:1-13

  • Why is showing favoritism or partiality antithetical to Jesus Christ?
  • Honestly who is it hard for you to either ignore or show partiality to?
  • Why would someone be tempted to show partiality to a wealthy or powerful person?
  • Why would someone be tempted to ignore a poor person or a less powerful person?
  • What does it mean to you when James says ‘if you fail in one point of the law you have become accountable for all of it’?
  • Do you have a healthy fear of the Lord that reminds you that God will hold us accountable to following His Word?
  • Who or what situations make it challenging for you to show mercy?

1 Corinthians 12:12-25

  • What puts all members of the body of Christ on the same level?
  • Notice in v. 22-25 that members of the body of Christ that are weaker or who have less honor (in the world’s eyes) are actually vitally important to the whole body. Why is that so?

Deuteronomy 15:7, 11

  • What is God’s perspective on people who have fewer resources?
  • What is our responsibilities to the economically impoverished?

Matthew 7:1-5

  • Since we are all prone to judge other people superficially, what is Jesus’s remedy for that propensity?

James 2:14-26

  • Read in preparation for the sermon on October 2.