Below are the resources you will need to lead your community group each week. Plan on spending at least an hour of time in preparation before the community group, not at the last minute.

James 1:1-11 Consider it joy when you experience trials of many kinds background info |  Bible Study | article (note, our recommendation is to print this article and have your group read it BEFORE you dig into James in order to prime the pump for good conversation.)

James  1:12-18 The Devil Made me do it…Taking responsibility and dealing with tempation Background info and leader’s prep | Bible Study | Article

James 1:19-27 Doers of the Word: Putting the Gospel into action. Bible Study

      • 7 min Audio file can be found by going to ftp.ericheistand.com (cut and paste this into your web browser) username: talks@ericheistand.com  password: asucru (this is the Tim Keller sermon referred to in the Bible Study. )

James 2:1-13 Favoritism: The default leaning of our heart Bible Study | article

James 2:14-26 Justification by Works? Leaders Prep |  Bible Study | Opening Exercise

James 3:1-18 A Lifestyle of Self-Mastery: Taming  The Mighty Tongue Leaders Prep | Bible Study |

James 4:1-10 Fights and Wars Bible Study | Article (which is the second part of the study)

James 4:11-12 Who are you to Judge? Bible Study and leaders guide

James 4:13-17 Boasting About Tomorrow Bible Study | Article

James 5:13-20 The Prayer of Faith Bible Study | Prayer worksheet