CURRENT SERIES: By Faith
SUNDAY’S MESSAGE: Faith Leads to Action
PRIMARY TEXT: James 2:14-26
Share with the group something you’ve learned about faith during the current message series.
Read James 2:14-17. How does James explain or describe faith in these verses? What is the correlation he is making?
Consider a parent-child relationship for a moment. View it from the perspective of a son or a daughter. What message does a child hear when a parent’s actions don’t match their words?
Choose another role or life circumstance. What are the implications when words and actions don’t match? Employer – Employee, Coach – Player, Teacher – Student, Friends, Spouses.
Take 5 minutes to quietly pray and reflect. Privately consider any areas in your life where your actions don’t match your words.
If the group is comfortable, gather into groups of 3-4 and discuss the reflection time.
Read James 2:18-26. Discuss as a group how Abraham and Rahab’s actions demonstrated faith.
If your group has met for a while and knows each other well, go around the room and share how your group sees faith being demonstrated by each group member.
Go around the group and share one situation in the coming days that will be an opportunity to put action to faith. Encourage and pray for each other.