Truthers Week 3 – Discussion Guide
Main Idea: Living not just informed but TRANSFORMED!!!
Discussion Starter: Have you ever completed a class, read a book, started a new workout routine only to finish (or maybe even not), and two weeks later you can’t remember much about the topic?
Introduction: In today’s modern world, we are extremely educated. The internet where Google, Wikipedia, and the oh so wise Facebook reside is literally at our fingertips. However, the validity of our knowledge and its sources is debatable. We can find information about any topic. The question is not in the ability to access the truth; instead, will we allow the facts to alter who we are?
Primary Scriptures: James 1:19-25, 1 Corinthians 2:14, John 8:32
- Read James 1:19-25 When you read, humbly accept the word planted in you (vs. 21 NIV). What kind of actions come to mind? Think amongst yourselves, what are some ways you can be better doers of the Word? If you feel comfortable sharing with others an example, please do.
- James starts by reminding us we should be quick to listen and slow to speak and slow to anger in the same passage. How can following these directives help us be better doers of the Word?
- Read John 8:32 and compare it to James 1:25. What do John and James mean by “setting you free?” What does James 1:25 say God will do for those who listen, learn, and effectively apply the Word?
- Read 1 Corinthians 2:14. Paul is warning the reader of the type of individual who doesn’t get what the Bible says: the hearers only or the people who forget what their faces look like in the mirror. What does the attitude of this person look like? What does it mean in the NASB version of the text when it describes the individual as natural?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read James 1:19-27 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.