How important is the Bible to you? Most Christians would say, “It’s very important!” However, our habits often tell a different story about how much we truly value the Bible. Research shows that less than a third of people who attend church spend time in the Bible every day. Only 32 percent of those who attend church read the Bible daily.1 Further, many people who claim to know and love Jesus only have a surface-level understanding of God’s Word. However, if we truly value Scripture, then we should develop the habits and disciplines that help us deepen our understanding, appreciation, and application of it.
Session 1: Faith on Display in Hard Times
Scripture: James 1:1-12
The Point: God uses trials to mature your faith.
Session 2: Faith on Display in Your Relationships
Scripture: James 2:1-13
The Point: Don’t play favorites.
Session 3: Faith on Display in Your Actions
Scripture: James 2:14-26
The Point: What you believe is seen in what you do.
Session 4: Faith on Display in Your Conversations
Scripture: James 3:1-5a,9-10,13-18
The Point: When you rely on God, your words reflect His character.
Session 5: Faith on Display in Facing the Enemy
Scripture: James 4:1-10
The Point: In Christ, you can have victory over sin, the world, and Satan.
Session 6: Faith on Display in Your Priorities
Scripture: James 4:13-17; 5:7-11
The Point: No matter what lies ahead, continue to trust God.