James interrupts his instruction
with an warning to those corrupted and seduced by wealth and materialism.
What are the main characteristics of these people, and what does James
use to teach the foolishness of their values?
What is the goal of James warning
to the rich oppressors?
of things frustrate and discourage you today, as a Christian? What hope
do we have in Christ?
James also writes two things
we shouldn't do. what are they and what is the importance of each? Look
also at Matthew 5:33-37
(rather abruptly) with directions regarding sin and illness in the community.
How does he progress from "any one?"
Is James making a connection
with illness and sin? What exactly does he mean here?
James' instruction regarding confession? What is the significance and importance
of "each" or "one another," rather than simply "another?"
you think is the point of James' is trying to make in vv 19 and 20? Why
does he feel the need to tell them to "remember." What is our responsibility