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STUDY TWO 29/10/2010

EPISTLE|OF|JAMES 1. Faith Matters! (James 1:1-18) 2. Religion that God approves (James 1:19-27)

RELIGION THAT GOD APPROVES James 1:19-27 Intro: Do you ever think of yourself as being religious? Should you? Pray and Read James 1:19-27. James says in verse 19 that we should be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry”. What does he say is bad about our anger?

Do you think it's possible to have righteous anger?

Think of some instances in which you got angry. Discuss how you could display righteous anger.

What does James tell us to do with what we read in the Bible?

Look at verses 26-27. What's the difference between how the world views religion and what God calls religion? How does this relate to what we looked at so far?


Take the time to think back over the previous few passages you've read in the Bible (including this one), whether it be at YG, at home, or on Sunday. (Before we can do it, we first need to remember it!) What does it look like to live out what you learnt about? How can you do it? Come back and discuss after personally reflecting on it. You might like to ask your leader for ideas and experiences from their own life first =) 1.

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Close by spending time praying over what you wrote down. Pray that you would see religion as not just a list of to-dos, but a real and personal relationship with the living God =) For a John Piper sermon on hearing and living out the Word go to: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/resources/if-my-words-abide-in-you

2. James (Religion that God approves)  

29/10/2010 Look at verses 26-27. What's the difference between how the world views religion and what God calls religion? How does this relat...