5×5 readings for this week: James
Warm-up: What is your favorite thing about quarantine and your least favorite thing about quarantine?
Read: James 1-5
Background: It is widely accepted that James, the half brother of Jesus, wrote this book. Though he was not a follower of Christ during Jesus’ earthly ministry (John 7:3-5), after he saw the post resurrection appearance of Jesus, he believed that He was the Christ (Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 15:7). James later lead the church in Jerusalem (Galatians 2:9,12; Acts 1:14, 21:18; 1 Corinthians 15:7). James focuses on the themes of wisdom, faith, and moral and ethical conduct. James continually challenges us with obedience to the law of God, showing believers that their obedience to God’s moral standards is an indication of a living faith.
Close in prayer: How can we pray for, encourage, and support each other this week?
5×5 readings for next week: Matthew 1-5
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