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Study on The Letter of James - Nine James Bible Study Lessons - FREE — Lesson 1

Chapter 1:1-11
1. James, the author of the letter, is
(a) a servant of God
(b) a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ
(c) a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ
2. The letter of James is written to
(a) Gentile christians
(b) The twelve tribes living in Israel
(c) The twelve tribes scattered among the nations
3. In verses 2-3, trials of many kinds are a
(a) sign we are not living a godly life
(b) direct test of our faith
(c) test of our physical endurance
4. Testing of our faith
(a) develops perseverance
(b) weakens our faith
(c) comes as a result of bad choices we have made
5. The purpose of persevering through trials of many kinds is
(a) to develop our maturity
(b) to show we are good Christians
(c) unknown
6. In verse 6, where James writes that we must believe and not doubt when we ask of God, what is the "asking" in reference to?
(a) Anything a Christian asks of God
(b) For wisdom
(c) For more trials and tribulations in order to develop our perseverance
7. In verse 8, a double-minded person is someone who asks God for wisdom but then wavers between believing and doubting that God will provide.
(a) True
(b) False
8. What does James say are consequences of being double-minded (wavering between belief and doubt)?
(a) We should not think we will receive anything from the Lord
(b) None, because God is gracious and loving
(c) We are unstable in all we do
9. The brother in humble circumstances ought to
(a) ask of God who gives generously to all without finding fault
(b) take pride in his high position
(c) be more diligent in his efforts to succeed
10. The one who is rich should take pride in
(a) his accomplishment
(b) blessings received from God
(c) his low position
11. When will the rich man fade away, like a wild flower scorched by the sun?
(a) Immediately
(b) Even as he goes about his business
(c) At the Judgment
12. Life application: Consider the difference between a trial of testing our faith and a consequence that is the result of wrong choices.
13. Life application: Why do we often not consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of many kinds?