Warning to the Rich

August 12, 2018 Speaker: Matt Maka Series: The Book of James

Topic: Living for God Scripture: James 5:1–5:6


God cares how we view our money and how we treat those around us. 


Specific Questions

  1. What are the 4 charges God brings against the rich?
  2. What are the consequences for these charges? (vs. 1, 3, 5)
  3. What is the one thing the rich are told to do? (vs. 1)
  4. Which of the 4 charges brought against the rich can you most identify with?
  5. What would it look like for you to “weep and howl” (repent)?
  6. How can you grow at storing up treasure in heaven? (Luke 12:16-21)
  7. Meditate on how Jesus became poor so you could be rich. (2 Cor. 8:9)

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 the Trinity?
  2. Love Jesus:
    • How do these truths about Jesus stir you to love, treasure, and savor Jesus more?
  3. Live for Jesus:
    • What is Jesus telling you to do, believe, or change?
    • What are you going to do about it?

These questions are also available in the handout from Sunday, available in the Downloads section.

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