Lesson 33 Facing Trials and Temptation

LESSON 1(33)


I.    Read James1:1-4

A. How do you normally feel and respond when you have to face a trial?

B. Suffering is apparently the way in which God produces perseverance and maturity in us. Why do you think that nothing seems to be as effective as trials at this? (See 2 Corinthians 1:8-9, 12:7-10)


II.     Read James 1:5-8

A. What does wisdom have to do with facing trials?

B. .What does Proverbs 9:10-12 tell you about wisdom?

C. Describe a time when God’s wisdom helped you through a problem.


III.    Read James 1:9-12.

A. What does James 1: 9-11 have to do with the theme of enduring trials?

B. How should James 1:10-11 affect your attitude toward your career and possessions?

C. What reward awaits the person who perseveres under trial?



IV    Read James 1:13-18.

A. When temptation comes, why do people tend to blame others and excuse themselves instead of taking responsibility for their sin and their action?

B.  What can you do to prevent yourself from falling into temptation?

C. Think of one particular area of your life where you are being tempted and led into sin. How can you stop excusing yourself? What can you do to prevent this from happening?


V.    Questions for thought

A, What help do the following passage give concerning what we have studied tonight here in James?

1. Romans 8:28

2. 1 Corinthians 10:13

3. Galatians 6:1

4. Hebrews 4:15

5. Ephesians 6:11-13

B. From James 1:1-18 how would you summarize the difference between trials and temptations?

C. What do you believe God is trying to teach you this week through the trials and situations you have experienced or are experiencing?

  September 2021  
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