Flashcards in Study Of The Book Of James Deck (38):
Name the man 👨🏽 who is believed to have written the letter 📝that is called James
Name the 3 full brothers 👬 and 1 half-brother of James, who most believe wrote the letter 📝
Full brothers 👬: Joseph, Judas and Simon
Half-brother 👬: Jesus
What was James' nickname and why was is given?
Camel 🐫 knees because he spent so much time on his knees in prayer.
What do you learn about James and his brothers 👬 in John 7:5?
They did not believe that their brother 👬 Jesus, was God
When did James finally come to believe that his brother was God?
When Jesus appeared to him after his resurrection
In which Church ⛪️ (the city 🌃 where it was located) was James a leader?
To whom does James address his letter 📝
The 12 tribes scattered among the nations, they are believers of Jesus
Give an approximate date of when James wrote his letter 📝
Around A.D 49 (most believe before A.D 50, while others believe as late as A.D 62)
What should be your response when you "face 👩🏽 trials of many kinds"
Pure joy 😆
What is wisdom 🤔? What is the source of wisdom 🤔?
Knowing the right thing to do in a particular situation; God
What must you do to revive the gift 🎁 of wisdom ? What do you think a double minded person might be?
Believe and not doubt
Someone who can't decide 🤔 what he wants in regards to following God
What is the real source of temptation? What is the result when we give into temptation?
Ourselves, when we have a desire for something God doesn't want for us.
We sin 👿 which brings about a separation from God in relationship
Why does God want you to be quick to listen 👂🏼 and slow to speak 🔊?
So we do not become angry 😡 and do the wrong ❌ thing. Anger 😡 does not build relationships.
Who is a person like who listens to God's word but refuses to put it into practice?
He is like a person who looks at his face in a mirror, goes away, and immediately forgets what he looks like.
Who is the person that God will bless?
The person who learns God's word 📖 and does what it says
List two things that God accepts as pure and faultless 👍🏼👍🏼
Looking after orphans and widows
To keep yourself from being polluted by the world (try to do the right thing) 👌🏼👌🏼
What does James 2:1 say the believer in Jesus should remove from his life?
Showing favouritism to certain people 👱🏼♀️
Sometimes, what kind of people do we tend to favour? Why do you think we tend to favour these people?
Those who are rich 💰
Because of what they can do for us
According to verses 6 & 7 of chapter 2, what kind of people generally exploit and mistreat you? Do you find this to be true in your life today?
It is the rich who generally take advantage of us. The poor can take from us in trying to get what they need or want.
If you keep the "royal 👸🏼 law" you are doing right. What is the "royal 👸🏼 law"?
"Love ❤️ your neighbour as yourself"
What does God extend to you when you show mercy to others? What is mercy?
He shows you mercy
Mercy is getting what you don't deserve (mercy is also called grace)
What does James say is faith if it is not accompanied by action (helping someone in this case)?
Faith that is not accompanied by action (life change) is dead.
What else does James say is faith without action in verse 20?
Faith without action is useless (if faith does not bring about change in the way you live and relate to others it is useless)
Who does James use as an example of faith in action? What did this person do to show that his faith was active? How did God see this person because he was willing to act on his faith?
Abraham; He was willing to sacrifice his son; therefore God saw Abraham as being righteous and being his friend.
What other Old Testament person does James use as an illustration of one whose faith led them to action (helping others)?
Rahab; the prostitute
What does James say "not many of you should become"?
Who would be judging you if you do?
Those who listen to your teaching are your biggest critics
What two illustrations are given showing that a small part can control the whole of an item?
The bit in the mouth of a horse 🐴 controls the whole horse 🐴
A rudder can control the entire ship 🚢
What is James trying to show by using these two illustrations?
Just as a bit controls a horse 🐴 and a rudder a ship 🚢 , the tongue 👅 has a big influence in controlling what we are like.
That even though our tongue 👅 is a small part of our body, but it controls who we are and what others think of us and how God perceives us. It can corrupt the whole body.
What illustration does the text use to show the damage that can be done by incorrect ❌ use of the tongue 👅
It is like a spark ⚡️ that can set a whole forest 🌳 on fire 🔥 . The tongue 👅 can be used for evil 👿.
What are the characteristics of wisdom 🎓 that come from God?
Pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit 🍉 , impartial, sincere
Where does James say all the fights 😾 and quarrels among you originate?
From your ungodly desires
What keeps us from getting the things we ask God for?
We don't ask God or we ask for something with the wrong ❌ motives
What is "friendship 👭 with the world 🌎 "?
Thinking 💭 and actions that oppose God's thoughts 💭 and desires
What things could you do to resist the devil 👿?
Submit to God, come near to God, humble yourself, change your heart ❤️ and mind 🤓
How does James describe your lifespan?
Like a mist 🌫 that appears for a little while and then vanishes
Why does James give a warning ⚠️ to rich people 🤑 in verses 1-6 of chapter 5
They had treated their workers 👷🏽 unfairly and kept wages 💵 for their own benefit.
What instruction 📝 is given to those who are being oppressed?
Be patient and wait ✋🏼 for the Lord to sort out the problem.