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Week 3 - Day 5

Read James 1:19-27. It’s good to review the entire paragraph here at the end of the week and remember all that you have studied.

Focus on 1:26-27.

1. In what specific way can we be deceived, according to these verses?

2. We see “Blue Jean Faith” in these verses. James gives us some specific ways that faith acts practically. List them.

3. Read Is. 1:10-17 and write down how it helps explain James 1:27.

4. Sharing Question: If you are a widow or an orphan, explain how Ps. 68:5 makes you feel. If you are not in those categories, consider how you can “care for orphans and widows in their misfortune” in one specific way this week. Share with your group what you did.

Stronger Jeans (optional): Read the story of the widow of Zarephath in 1 Kings 17:1-24. How does it confirm what we have seen about God’s heart for widows?

5. Responding to God: Write down your prayer or poem of response to God for speaking to you this week through His word. Thank Him for the power it has when you welcome it into your heart.

3 comments:

Twisting His Arm said...

Dear God, please keep my heart & mind open to helping others. Not only bring people to me but also motivate me to seek out those in need. I want to do Your work by being used to bless others. In Your name I pray. Amen.

jjdsc said...

I do know a recently widowed young woman and we helped her a little. I don't see her now.

As I was thinking what to write next, I think an obvious need might be clothes for her 2 boys and school supplies for the coming school year. I credit the Holy Spirit for this leading.

We'll I will be off doing this help.

Soli Deo Gloria
Have a great weekend everyone.

DA Wagners said...

My heart goes out to widows. I will make it a priority to pray for any woman that I hear has lost her husband. I can't even imagine the pain she will go through. The best I thing I could do is pray on behalf of her pain.