Lesson 38 - Sowing Seeds of Peace

JAMES
LESSON 6 (38)
Sowing Seeds of Peace
JAMES 3:13-18


I. Read James 3:13-14

A. How can a person demonstrate wisdom and understanding?

 

B. How can we tell when a person is wise?

 

C. Why do you think humility or meekness is such an essential sign of wisdom?

 

D. What is meant by bitter envy and selfish ambition, and why are they to be avoided?

 

II.  Read James 3:15-16.

A. How would you describe “worldly wisdom”?

 

B. What damage can bitter envy or selfish ambition do to a person?

 

C. How do bitter envy and self-ambition affect a person’s ministry?

 

D. Why does it say that worldly wisdom comes from the devil?


III. Read James 3:17.

A. What are the qualities of the wisdom that comes from heaven?

 

B. How does this stand apart from worldly wisdom?


IV. Read James 3:18

A. What do you think it means to be a peacemaker?  

 

B. Why do you think peacemaking and righteousness are connected like this?

 

V. What help do the following passages give concerning what we have studied tonight?

A. Job. 28:28

B. Prov. 8:12

C. Rom. 8:5-8

D. Psalm 119:9-16


VI. Questions To Ponder


A How can we get or experience heavenly wisdom?

 

B. Is ambition a good thing or not?

 

C.  Whose will should we be seeking at all times?

 
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