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To Have or To Have Not... James 1: 9-11

February 5, 2017 Speaker: Heath Haynes Series: James

Passage: James 1:9–1:11

As we study the book of James, we will see how faith and works are inseparable in our living out the life in Jesus Christ.

Sermon Text: James 1:9-11

Broader Context: James 1:1-12

Link to James Study Resources HERE

Link to Personal Study Guide Here

Questions for Further Discussion 

  • How is it that the lowly person is exalted here in verse 9?
  • What is the point of this exaltation?
  • What is the rich person's humiliation?
  • Is this humiliation a negative thing?
  • Is exaltation exclusive to the lowly and is humiliation exclusive to rich? Why or why not?
  • Read Jeremiah 9:23-24 and Isaiah 40:6-8 and then think back through these questions
  • Did this change anything?
  • If you have time, read the other cross-referenced verses in 9-10.
  • Verse 11 is an explanation of verses 9-10. What is James trying to clarify?
  • What would you say the tone of these verses are? warning, encouraging, etc...
  • Summurize the point of these three verses in one sentence.
  • Are you one that needs to realize God's exaltation or be humbled in His presence?
  • What must you surrender or what step of obedience can you take in response to this understanding?
  • What does this passage reveal about God?
  • What does this passage reveal about you/mankind?
  • How does this passage point to Jesus/teach the Gospel?
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