February 13, 2011 – Morning Worship

Monday James 1:19-27; Proverbs 10:19; 17:27; 14:29; Ecclesiastes 5:1-2
James has been called “Proverbs” of the New Testament?  Why?  Are James’s instructions in 1:19 simply helpful wisdom or something more?

Tuesday Deuteronomy 5:1-6:3; Matthew 7:24-27
What does it mean to be hearers of the word and not doers?  Why is it such a problem for us?

Wednesday James 1:22; 2:14-26; Genesis 22
Why is doing so essential for those who believe?  How do we struggle with this?  How can we grow in this?

Thursday Psalm 119:57-112; I Corinthians 15:1-8; James 1:21-25
What is the word “that is able to save your souls”?   How is hearing this word like looking in a mirror?  How is it a “law of liberty”?  What does this mean for how we hear and apply God’s word?

Friday Isaiah 40:1-8; Psalm 33; Luke 8:4-15
Why does James call the word, the “implanted word” (1:21)?  Who plants it?  How is it planted?  What does that mean for us?

Saturday Isaiah 1:1-20; Job 31:16-23; James 1:19-27; 2 Peter 3:13-14
Why does James sum up religion that is pure and undefiled as “bridling the tongue,” “visiting orphans and widows in their affliction,” and keeping “oneself unstained from the world”?  How do we do that?  Is there one area in which you are weaker than others?  How can we grow in this?