Questions for Sun, Dec 13th  (Jas 1-2)

Jas 1-2

1.) Who wrote this book and who was he?

James the half-brother of Jesus.

2.) Who is this book written to?

To the Jews scattered among the nations.

3.) What should we consider pure joy?

When we face trials for the name of Jesus.

4.) How should we pray?

Ask with confidence that you will receive what you pray for.

5.) What kind of riches should we hope to have?

Spiritual riches.

6.) Where does temptation come from?

Our own evil desires.

7.) What is the life-cycle of sin?

Desire is conceived, gives birth to sin and when fully grown causes death.

8.) Where do good things come from?

Every good and perfect gift is from God.

9.) What should we be quick to do and slow to do?

Quick to listen and slow to speak.

10.) It's not good enough to listen to the Word but we need to also do what?

Be doers of the Word.

11.) What is the mirror that we should look intently into?

The Word of God.

12.) What is pure religion?

To help those who cannot help themselves and to fight against sin in your life.

13.) How are we to judge other?

Don't look at someone being better than someone else.

14.) How much of God's law should we keep?

Keep all of God's law.

15.) How will we be judged if we don't show mercy to others?

We will be shown mercy as we have shown mercy.

16.) A true faith is one that is backed up by what?

Works of faith.

17.) Who all believes that there is one God?

Even the demons know that there is one God.

18.) By what action do we understand Abraham's faith?

The willingness to be obedient to God's command by offering Isaac.

19.) How did Rahab show her faith?

She hid the spies.

20.) How is the body and spirit compared to faith and deeds?

The body without the spirit is dead. So is faith without works.