Seeing God Rightly in Trials

June 10, 2018 Speaker: Matt Maka Series: The Book of James

Topic: Living for God Scripture: James 1:16–18


In the midst of a trial, we must believe the truth that God is good and always does good in order to remain steadfast.


Specific Questions

  1. What is the one thing these verses tell you to do?
  2. Why is it hard to do this one thing when you are facing a trial?
  3. What truths about God’s character are you invited to enjoy in these verses that will keep you from wandering & being deceived?
  4. What can you do this week in order to Know, Love and Treasure God for these attributes so you will remain steadfast under trial?
  5. What competes for your love for Jesus? What do you desire more than Jesus?

General Questions

  1. Know Jesus:
    • What does Jesus want you know about Himself in this passage?
    • What does this passage reveal about the character of God?
  2. Love Jesus:
    • How does this character/attribute of Jesus stir you to love, treasure, and savor Jesus more?
  3. Live for Jesus:
    • What is God telling you to do in this passage?
    • How can you live differently this week out love for Jesus?

These questions are also available in the PDF, available in the Downloads section.

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