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James “Living a Life of Faith” | Week Three Review

 If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. James 2:8

The royal law…are we fulfilling it?  James stresses the importance of this by quoting this command from the Lord in the Old Testament:

“…you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord” Leviticus 19:18.

And the Words of Jesus:

In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets” Matthew 7:12.

The royal law stems from the greatest commandment of all:

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” Deuteronomy 6:5.

Jesus said that loving God with all of yourself is the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 7:37-39).  This command, combined with the command to love your neighbor, encompasses all the other Old Testament laws.

However, we do not see much love in our world today.   Instead, hate crimes are all around us.  Every day in the news I hear of another shooting and attacks on other individuals, even in families…it’s heartbreaking! And folks, it’s only going to get worse! Satan knows his time is short and he is working overtime to wreak havoc in the lives of God’s people.

As believers, how are we doing keeping the royal law of loving our neighbor?  This is not a request from God, it is a command He has given to us to love one another.  However, James tells us that “if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers” James 2:9.

So what exactly does it mean to show favoritism?  “Show favoritism” comes from the Greek word, prosopolepteo, Strong’s #4380: from prosopon, “a face,” and lambano, “to lay hold of.”  The word denotes making distinctions among people based on their rank or influence showing preference for the rich and powerful (Word Wealth, New Spirit Filled Life Bible).

Ouch!  Quite convicting, isn’t it? Therefore, how can we keep the royal law of loving our neighbor if we are judging others and showing favoritism?  I see this in our churches all the time.  A person is judged by the way he or she dresses, or by their status in society, wealth versus poor, nationality, or color.  We serve an impartial God, and He shows ALL people the same love, grace, blessings and benefits of His salvation.  I am so thankful God does not show partiality. Therefore, as believers, we cannot love our neighbor as our self and at the same time show favoritism, because the two are mutually exclusive, and it is considered sin.

WOW!  What powerful lessons this week from James, Chapter 2.  These are tough times we live in today.  That’s why it is so important to stay in God’s Word daily where we will receive truth and wisdom to live by in a world filled with confusion and chaos.

Let’s chat!

Have you ever felt convicted for showing favoritism yourself?  What happened? What did you learn from this experience?

Praying for you,

 

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JAMES: “Living a Life of Faith” | SUMMER REVIEW BEGINS JUNE 5

Join us this summer for a review of the book of James, “Living a Life of Faith” by Angie K. Smith.  If you were unable to complete the lessons in our spring study, or if you missed out on our study of James, here’s your chance.  We will be reviewing the Book of James beginning on June 5th.  There will be no small groups to join. Instead, we will have weekly blog posts each Monday morning where we can all join in the conversation at a time that is convenient for you throughout the week.

This powerful study of James is for everyone whose faith wavers and you feel like giving up and throwing in the towel.  Have you ever had days like that?  I do quite often, and this study changed my outlook on so many of the trials I am going through today so that I can respond in a more positive and joyful manner instead of feeling defeated.  Don’t let defeat and despair get you down. It is possible to remain joyful in painful circumstances, but it’s only through Jesus Christ that we are able to do that.

Angie writes:

“Seeing our trials as tools in the hands of a loving God is not enough; we must let God accomplish what He desires.”

We cannot control something that is beyond our control and that results in frustration and feelings of failure.  But what we can do is let God work through us as we go through trials.  How do we do this? Well, first of all we have to be in His Word daily and to stay closely connected to Him through prayer to keep our faith strong.

James tells us to Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4.

James doesn’t say if trouble comes your way but when it does.  We will no doubt suffer many trials in our journey through life on planet earth.  So you may be asking, “am I supposed to be happy when difficult times come?”  Of course not, but we can have a positive outlook and turn our hardships into times of learning and trusting God.  This is how our character is strengthened in a godly fashion, and God can use our lives as a testimony to help others through their struggles and show them how to depend on God.

So let’s join together in another round of James so that we will be complete, lacking in nothing.

If you are new to the study of James, you may purchase the workbook version or the Kindle version of James through Amazon (Click Here).

If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to follow my blog at https://shereepoole.org/  Scroll to the very bottom and type in your email address so you will receive these weekly blog posts in your email.

Last, but not least, don’t forget to register for our Fall and Winter Inductive Bible Studies Philippians and Colossians “That I May Know Him”  by Kay Arthur and David Lawson. We will begin the study of the book of Philippians on August 21, 2017 and Colossians will begin on September 16, 2017.  Register click here.

Blessings,

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Philippians/Colossians | Fall & Winter Online Bible Study Registration – Study Begins August 21, 2017

I am so excited to announce our next online Inductive Bible Study will begin on August 21, 2017. Registration is now open for Philippians and Colossians “That I May Know Him” by Kay Arthur and David Lawson. We will begin the study of the book of Philippians on August 21, 2017 and Colossians will begin on October 9, 2017.

Where can we turn for a clear picture of who Jesus really is?  In this life-changing study of Philippians and Colossians, you’ll discover for yourself the truth about who Jesus Christ is and the difference He can make in your life.    In James 1:2-4, we are told to “consider it all joy when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”   In this study of Philippians and Colossians, we will find joy in all our circumstances which will empower us to walk in a manner worthy of our high calling in Christ.

Purchase the paperback book or Kindle version at Amazon.  You will also need a notebook or journal for working on your assignments and recording your insights.

How the Online Bible Study Works

  • Every Monday morning – I’ll post a brief weekly summary along with the discussion questions in our private Facebook group where we will hold all our discussions.
  • Small Groups – All you have to do is pick a day and time that fits your schedule and jump into the discussion via our private Facebook group. There will be a group photo that the leader will post announcing the day/time of the discussion. The schedule will be posted to the top of our private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/InductiveBibleStudies/

How to Register for the online Inductive Bible Studies

  • COMMENT BELOW to register for Philippians/Colossians 
  • Join our private Facebook small group. Click the link below to join.  All our discussions will take place in this private Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/InductiveBibleStudies/
  • If you would like to follow this blog and receive all posts delivered to your email, scroll to the bottom of this screen and enter your email address and click “Follow.”

Use this break to review your study of James and to complete any lessons you may have missed. Invite a friend to join us on August 21st.  We look forward to meeting with you!

Have a very happy and safe summer!

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James “Living a Life of Faith” | Week Two Review

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” James 1:13 NAS

We all struggle with it…the dreaded “T” word …temptation!   No one is immune from the lure of the bait! It’s out there waiting, enticing us to take the bait.  And we have a choice to make.

Angie writes in Day Two:

Sin doesn’t just happen, it’s a process.  Our desires tempt us and we have to make a choice. Are we going to turn from temptation or walk toward it? When we turn away, we employ the power of the resurrection to claim our new life in Christ, having been freed from the bondage of sin.  When we walk toward it, which we all do in thought or action on a daily basis, we’ve given birth to sin, which brings forth death.”

Temptation comes from evil desires within us.  It’s that sin nature that sets it off.  It all begins with an evil thought, and then it becomes sin when we dwell on that thought, and then the thought turns into an act.  It has a snowballing effect, and the sin grows more destructive the more we let it have its way.

People who live for God often wonder why they still have temptations.  We ask ourselves, “God, why are you tempting me?”  However, God does not tempt anyone.  God allows Satan to tempt us in order to refine our faith and help us grow in our dependence on Jesus Christ.  The good news is that we can resist temptation to sin by turning to God for strength and choosing to obey His Word.

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:12 NAS

So how do escape temptation?  We may never escape it, but we can overcome it, by staying in God’s Word.  God’s Word gives us the power to deny temptation!  Jesus understands what we are going through when we experience temptation in our lives, because of His own experience with temptation.

Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18 NIV

Jesus has experienced everything we experience, and He has compassion on us when we are suffering pain and temptation.  Jesus understands our struggles, because He faced them as a human being Himself.  This is such a comforting thought to me, and I hope it brings you much peace as well.

Living a life of worship helps us to endure trials and temptations.

Angie writes in Day 5:  “Our faith is strengthened by an evolving relationship with the Word of God, which helps us grow in grace and wisdom as it deepens in our hearts.”

It’s only by a true act of worship in the Word of God that helps us overcome temptations that fall in our path. We must read God’s Word and act on it.

We can read God’s Word all day long, but unless we soak it into our hearts and apply it to our lives, it’s not doing us any good.  That’s the purpose of our summer review of this awesome book of James.  These are real live issues that we all struggle with, and we need to get a handle on it.  We must choose to live a life of faith and worship!

Let’s chat!

Is there one or more temptation in your life that burdens you time and time again? Some of them may be a temptation to do wrong, others may be temptation to not do what you know is right.  Remember, the power of sin was conquered in your life when you surrendered to Him.  If you have never surrendered your life to Christ, take the time now to surrender yourself to Him and give Him your weaknesses and ask Him to show you the abundance of blessing awaiting you when you choose to turn from the old and move forward to the new.

Praying for you,

James “Living a Life of Faith” | Week One Review

Today we begin our summer review on the Book of James, “Living a Life of Faith” by Angie K. Smith.  If you were with us for our Spring Inductive study on James, you know how very rich with truths the book of James is and how prevalent it is for us today.  None of us are exempt from the experience of difficult times, which is part of daily life on planet Earth.  However, James has much to say in his short book on how we can handle the trials that come into our lives.

James’ letter is written to the twelve tribes of Israel who were dispersed abroad (James 1:1).  Christians during this time in Jerusalem were scattered throughout the Roman world.  These Christians were in the midst of severe persecution, and James wrote to them to encourage them to keep the faith, not to give up.

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,” James 1:2

James doesn’t say if trouble comes your way but when it does.  The point James is trying to hit home is we do not have to pretend to be happy when we face painful times, but to have a positive outlook.

So what do we know about James?

James was a natural born son of Mary and Joseph and the half-brother of Jesus.  James and Jesus’ other brothers didn’t believe Jesus was the Messiah (John 7:5), but eventually they believed.  Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 9:15 that not only did Jesus’ brothers come to believe in Him, they became missionaries for the early church.

The death and resurrection of Jesus changes lives.  The Brother, whom James thought was “just a man,” conquered death and rose again, and James was never the same again.  And so should it be for us today.  Once we come to know and believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our lives are changed, and we are never the same.

The book of James challenges us to see our trials with a new perspective, and to consider them joy.  This is an ongoing theme throughout the study of James. We cannot change our circumstances, but we can change our perspective on how we view our trials.  What a message of hope and faith this is to us today!

Let’s chat!

What are you suffering today?  What are some ways we can keep the faith and rejoice in suffering? How should James 1 cause us to live?

Praying for you,

JAMES “Living a Life of Faith” | Week Two

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” James 1:13 NAS

Welcome back to our online Inductive Bible study on the Book of James, “Living a Life of Faith” by Angie K. Smith.  We just completed Week Two of our study, and have learned some amazing nuggets of truth for the treasure chests of our hearts.  This has been such a rich and powerful study.

Let’s camp out on something we all struggle with…temptation!  We’ve all been there at some point in our lives and as long as we live on this side of heaven, we will continue in our struggle to overcome temptation.  None of us are immune from the lure of the bait dangling like a worm on the end of a hook …. waiting …. watching ….wanting…. gotcha!

Temptation comes from evil desires with us.  It’s that sin nature that sets it off.  It all begins with an evil thought, and then it becomes sin when we dwell on that thought, and then the thought turns into an act.  It has a snowballing effect, and the sin grows more destructive the more we let it have its way.

People who live for God often wonder why they still have temptations.  We ask ourselves, “God, why are you tempting me?”  However, God does not tempt anyone.  God allows Satan to tempt us in order to refine our faith and help us grow in our dependence on Jesus Christ.  The good news is that we can resist temptation to sin by turning to God for strength and choosing to obey His Word.

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:12 NAS

So how do we escape temptation?  We may never escape it, but we can overcome it, by staying in God’s Word.  God’s Word gives us the power to deny temptation!  Jesus understands what we are going through when we experience temptation in our lives, because of His own experience with temptation.

Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18 NIV

Jesus has experienced everything we experience, and He has compassion on us when we are suffering pain and temptation.  Jesus understands our struggles, because He faced them as a human being Himself.  This is such a comforting thought to me, and I hope it brings you much peace as well.

When you are facing a difficult trial or temptation in your life, go to Jesus for strength, patience, hope and confidence.  He promises to give us a new stamina to make us mature and complete.  Drink in God’s Word and allow it to transform you into self-controlled, loving, holy followers of Jesus Christ.  His promises are everlasting to those who seek Him with a whole heart.

What a powerful week of study it has been.  I cannot wait to meet with you in Week Three!

BIBLE STUDY TIP:  Read through the book of James in one sitting before beginning your homework.  Write out James Chapter 2 in your journal or notebook.

DIGGING DEEPER:  Mark the key word tempted/tempt in James 1.  Do an online word study on tempted at https://www.blueletterbible.org/.  A word study form is posted in files in the private Facebook chat room.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK:

  • Join a Small Group and fellowship with your fellow Bible students.
  • Complete your study of Week Three, “An Active and Loving Faith.”
  • Pray before you begin your study.  Ask your resident Teacher, the Holy Spirit, to open your heart to wisdom and understanding to learn His truths.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR WEEK TWO (answer in small groups or post a comment below:

  1.  “Let no one say when he is tempted, I am being tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone” James 1:13.  Have you ever found yourself asking God why he would tempt you with something you feel unable to resist?  Have you felt He was tempting you with a proverbial carrot? If so, explain. (Page 25)
  2. Do you have a pattern of defeat in your life? If so, what is your struggle?  Can you identify areas where you have allowed the weeds to choke out the life you know you were meant to live? (Page 33)
  3. When you are in a situation where something personal or dear to you is being questioned, what is your first inclination? (Page 39)
  4. “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22.  If we have humbled ourselves and received the word implanted in our hearts, what should naturally happen as a result? (Page 41)
  5. When you come in contact with others throughout your day who need someone to talk to, an extra hand with a project, or an extended word of encouragement, do you think of it as an opportunity or an inconvenience?  What is your initial, honest response? (Page 48)

Blessings,

JAMES “Living a Life of Faith” | Week One

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Welcome back to our online Inductive Bible study on the Book of James, “Living a Life of Faith” by Angie K. Smith.  We just completed Week One, and what an amazing week of study it has been!  We have been having some incredible sharing time in our discussion groups this week.

So what do we know about James?  First of all, James was Jewish, and he was one of Jesus’ brothers, son of Joseph and Mary. He was also the head of the Jerusalem church according to Acts. James wrote this letter to the Jews (the twelve tribes) who were believers in the Lord Jesus who had been dispersed from their homeland of Israel.

NOTE: These Jewish believers were probably dispersed during the persecution against the Jerusalem church in Acts 8. Or they could have been those scattered during the Babylonian sieges of Judah many years before. Those Jews then heard the gospel where they were and believed in Jesus.

James knew his readers well and the deep pain and suffering they were experiencing. He encouraged them to consider it joy when encountering various trials, because the testing of their faith produces endurance so they will be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing (James 1:2-4).

James doesn’t say if trouble comes your way but when it does.  We will no doubt experience pain and suffering on this side of heaven.  We do not have to pretend to be happy about it when we face pain, because let’s face it, no one wants to be in pain.  However, what James is telling us is to have a positive outlook and to consider it an opportunity for great joy because of what troubles can produce in our lives.  We can turn our hardships into times of learning.  God has much to show us through our times of pain and suffering, and it’s during these times that teach us perseverance and faith.

Angie Smith sums it up so perfectly, “If we never have anything to endure, we will never learn endurance; if we are never forced to persevere, we will never grow in maturity.  It is in the trenches of hardship that we learn the most; it is in our brokenness that we grow in grace and wisdom.  If I were capable of living a perfect life, I would expect perfection of those around me.  If, though, I am forced to live a life of hardship, exposing my own inadequacies and need for a merciful God, those very hardships give me the opportunity to absorb grace from Him, which in turn makes me want to lavish it on others.  Through this process, we are all given the opportunity to become more Christ-like as we give grace where it is not deserved.”

The book of James challenges us to see our trials with a new perspective, and to consider them joy.  This is going to an ongoing theme throughout this study of James. Since we cannot change our circumstances, we can change our perspective on how we view our trials.  Oh, how prevalent this message of hope and faith is to us today.  I can hardly wait for us to share with one another what we discover in our study of James in the coming weeks.

BIBLE STUDY TIP:  Read through the book of James in one sitting before beginning your homework.  Write out James Chapter 1 in your journal or notebook.

DIGGING DEEPER:  Mark the key word faith in James 1.  Do an online word study on faith at https://www.blueletterbible.org/.  A word study form is posted in files in the private Facebook chat room.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK:

  • Join a Small Group and fellowship with your fellow Bible students.
  • Complete your study of Week Two, “A Tested and Triumphant Faith.”
  • Pray before you begin your study.  Ask your resident Teacher, the Holy Spirit, to open your heart to wisdom and understanding to learn His truths.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR WEEK ONE (answer in small groups or post a comment below:

  1. When James says, “knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance” immediately after his request to consider trials as joy, he is not commanding that they now learn that the testing of faith does so. Rather, he is presuming that the persecuted Jewish Christians already understand through experience, that the testing of their faith brings about endurance; therefore, they can consider it joy when they encounter the trials that they do. (Page 5)  Can you look back on your life and recognize ways in which you have learned to endure greater burdens as a result of previous suffering?  In what ways have you seen your endurance grow?
  1. “And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:4.  What do you think this verse might be saying when it suggests that endurance will make us perfect and complete, lacking in nothing?
  1. “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5.  When you personally ask for wisdom, what do you feel you are requesting of God?
  1. What might cause you to doubt God when you ask for wisdom?
  1. “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12.  When the refining process is over, when all our enduring is done, we will come to an end beyond our most glorious dreams and receive the crown of life (Page 22).  How might keeping your mind focused on the crown of life help you to persevere today?

Blessings,

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JAMES “Living a Life of Faith” | Introduction Week

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Welcome to our online Inductive Bible Study on the book of James, “Living a Life of Faith” by Angie K. Smith.  This first week is our “Introduction” week and a time of getting to know one another and to answer any questions you may have about how this online Bible study works.  We want your online Bible Study experience to be positive and enjoyable.  Welcome aboard!

Has your faith ever wavered?  Have you ever wondered if God knows your heartache and pain?  Then this Bible study is for you. Through this online Inductive Bible study on the Book of James, we are going to understand how to truly rely on God in faith through ALL our circumstances.  We CAN change our outlook on life even when we are going through deep pain and suffering.  We will discover how to respond in an optimistic positive manner instead of letting our circumstances control us.  We are going to dig deep in the book of James and learn how to depend on the light of God’s grace rather than listening to the lies of the enemy.

This is a 7-week in-depth Inductive Bible study in which we will study six central themes of faith:

  • Introduction Week:  Introductions and getting acquainted
  • Week One:  A Tried Faith
  • Week Two:  A Tested and Triumphant Faith
  • Week Three:  An Active and Loving Faith
  • Week Four:  A Controlled and Gentle Faith
  • Week Five:  A Peaceful and Humble Faith
  • Week Six:  A Prayerfully Patient Faith

Each day’s study time will take approximately 30 minutes, sometimes less or sometimes more, depending on the day’s study.  I urge you to set aside a quiet time of study with God free of distractions.  I have found that if I make my appointment with God at the same time each day, I am better able to keep my appointment with God on a consistent basis.  It also helps to have all your Bible study materials in your special quiet time place, which will help you stay motivated:  Your Bible, Bible study workbook, a notebook or journal, colored pens and pencils, highlighters, etc.  It is not necessary to purchase an Inductive Study Bible for the purpose of this study.  The entire Scriptures in the NASB version of James are included right in your Bible study workbook for those of you who do not like to mark in your Bibles.  If you are using the Kindle version, you can printout the entire Book of James (click here) at Bible Gateway.

I also encourage you to participate in a small group to discuss the lessons you are learning each week.  Sharing is voluntary, and we do not expect you to share anything that will cause harm to yourself or another person.  We meet in a private Facebook group, or if you prefer, you may answer the discussion questions here on this website by posting a comment below.  This first week our small groups will meet for a time of introduction and fellowship where you’ll meet your leaders and the other ladies in your group.  Our entire ministry team will be praying for you.

BIBLE STUDY TIP:  Before you begin the lessons each week in your Bible study workbook, read through the entire Book of James in one sitting just as if you were reading a novel.  This will help you understand the historical background of both the writer of James and his readers.  Most Bible scholars agree that the book of James was written by James, the half-brother of Jesus.  You may also want to read the book of James in several different versions to really grasp the depth of the message.  Some of my favorite versions are the New Living Translation, The Message and the New King James Version as well as the New International Version.  This will further help to get you acquainted with the book of James.  Record your first impressions and thoughts in your notebook or journal.

ASSIGNMENT FOR WEEK ONE

  • Make sure you registered for this online Inductive Bible study so that you receive email updates each week on Monday.
  • Write a letter to God in the front cover of your Bible study workbook or in your notebook or journal. Date your letter and tell God where you are in your season of life right now, and where you hope He leads you during this study. We will not ask you to share your letter. This is personal between you and God.
  • Pray before you begin your study time. Ask your resident teacher, the Holy Spirit, to open your heart to wisdom and understanding to learn His truths.
  • The small group schedule will be pinned to the top of the private Facebook group.
  • Arrive to the private Facebook group for the one hour meeting that you chose to attend. A small group photo will be posted by the leader a day prior to your meeting time.  Begin your study of Week One: “A Tried Faith” in your study guide or Kindle and complete the daily lessons in your Bible study workbook, notebook or journal.

Week One Introduction Discussion Questions – Answer in your small group or post a comment below

  1. What drew you to study the book of James, and what is one thing you hope to gain from it over the next several weeks?
  2. How do you presently handle trials in your life?
  3. What trials trouble you the most?
  4. One day in eternity, we will get to meet all the writers of God’s inspired Word. Isn’t that incredible?  What question would you like to ask James once you meet him face to face?
  5. How can our leaders and the other women in this small group support you in your spiritual journey throughout this study? Do you need encouragement, accountability, Bible study tips, or something else?

Blessings and prayers,

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JAMES | Spring Online Inductive Bible Study Begins Feb. 20, 2017

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Our Spring Online Inductive Bible Study will begin on February 20, 2017, James, “Living a Life of Faith by Angie K. Smith.  We will dig deep into the book of James and discover how to live out our lives in faith when we face suffering, temptation, guilt, favoritism, conflict, gossip, fear, doubt and so much more.  This in-depth, highly interactive, verse-by-verse Inductive Bible study on the book of James will change our perspective when we are challenged by the trials of everyday life.  This study will encourage us to see ourselves through the light of God’s grace rather than the lies of the enemy.

You may purchase the workbook version or the Kindle version of James through Amazon (Click Here).

Reading Schedule for James, “Living a Life of Faith” Online Bible Study – Book or Kindle version is REQUIRED for this study!

  • Launch Week- February 20, read Week One (introduction)
  • Week 1- February 27, read Week Two (discuss Week One)
  • Week 2- March 6, read Week Three (discuss Week Two)
  • Week 3- March 13, read Week Four (discuss Week Three)
  • Week 4- March 20, read Week Five (discuss Week Four)
  • Week 5- March 27, read Week Six (discuss Week Five)
  • Week 6- April 3, catch up on lessons (discuss Week Six)

How the Online Bible Study Works

  • Every Monday morning – I’ll post a brief weekly summary along with the discussion questions in our private Facebook group where we will hold all our discussions.
  • Small Groups – All you have to do is pick a day and time that fits your schedule and jump into the discussion via our private Facebook group. There will be a group photo that the leader will post announcing the day/time of the discussion. The schedule will be posted to the top of our private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/InductiveBibleStudies/

How to Register for the  study of James

  • COMMENT BELOW to register for James. If you have previously pre-registered, you do NOT need to register again. 
  • Tell us where you are joining us from (State or Country) and what you hope to gain from studying James.
  • Join our private Facebook small group. Click the link below to join.  All our discussions will take place in this private Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/InductiveBibleStudies/
  • If you would like to follow this blog and receive all posts delivered to your email, scroll to the bottom of this screen and enter your email address and click “Follow.”

Welcome to our Spring Online Inductive Bible Study on the Book of James! We are so excited you will be joining us!

Many Blessings,

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