What does it mean to be a friend of the world and how does that make you an enemy of God, according to James?
In what ways are you working to ensure you show humility in your life?
Sometimes we act as if there is nothing we can do to avoid Satan and his schemes but James seems to think otherwise. How are you resisting the devil today? What specific things can you do to accomplish this?
Why is it at times difficult for us to be patient as we wait for the coming of the Lord?
How often do we confess our sins to one another and pray for each other? How can we do this more?
In what ways might Paul accuse us today of turning from the gospel of Christ?
Why is it so easy for good followers of Jesus to find themselves caught up in trying to please the people around them, versus God? Why do we worry so much what others think?
How do we receive a “revelation” of the gospel of Christ? How can we work to make sure it is God’s message, not our own?
How does your story of coming to faith and your involvement in ministry compare to Paul’s?
Have you ever had to call out someone who was not living consistent with the message of Christ (and perhaps they thought they were)? How’d it go?
Does your life show that you have been crucified with Christ and that he lives in you, through faith? In what ways?
How does our answer to Paul’s question about whether we received the Spirit by the works we do or the faith we have affect our life and actions today?
Why did Christ have to be a curse for us in order to redeem us from our own curse? What sort of gratitude do you feel for him doing so?
How can we live out Paul’s statement that there is “neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for we are all one in Christ” today? In what ways are you working to build up the unity of the Christ’s body, the church?