WORD

DISCUSS THE DVD SEGMENT WITH YOUR GROUP, USING THE QUESTIONS BELOW.

What did you like best in James’s teaching? Why?

What are the biggest differences between hypocrisy and authenticity?

To what degree are you satisfied with your current experiences in studying God’s Word?

How have you been personally affected by picking up God’s Word?

Respond to James’s statement: “The greatest student of Scripture in our church has not begun to plumb the depths of what’s in God’s Word. It can satisfy the greatest minds for a lifetime and beyond.”

What changes do you experience as a follower of Jesus when you begin to drift away from the Scriptures?

What practices help you internalize and apply the truths you encounter in the Bible?

Application. Commit to take notes each time you study God’s Word throughout the week. Whenever you encounter a passage of Scripture, write down your answers to these three questions:

  1. 1. What does the text say?

  2. 2. What does the text mean?

  3. 3. How does the text apply to my life?

This week’s Scripture memory. Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart 
be acceptable in your sight, 
O L ORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Assignment. Read week 2 and complete the activities before the next group experience.