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Joy: How to Rejoice in Any Situation (Revised)

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Overview

Joy is found in the strangest places: in hospital rooms where patients are weak from surgery; around a dinner table when a husband announces he has been laid off; in a household where every waking moment is filled with laundry, cleaning, shopping, and cooking. Situations like these are hardly 'fun, ' but they can be surprising occasions of joy. This Fruit of the Spirit Bible study helps you discover how to rejoice in any situation. The eight-volume Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application. Designed for use in small groups or personal devotions, the interactive format will help you grow in your ability to reflect the character of Jesus. Revised to include: Expanded leader's notes Between-studies applications Suggestions for praye

Details

  • SKU: 9780310238652
  • UPC: 025986238650
  • SKU10: 031023865X
  • Title: Joy: How to Rejoice in Any Situation
  • Series: Fruit of the Spirit (Paperback)
  • Qty Remaining Online: 16
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Date Published: Aug 2001
  • Edition Description: Revised
  • Pages: 80
  • Weight lbs: 0.25
  • Dimensions: 9.02" L x 5.98" W x 0.25" H
  • Features: Price on Product
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical;
  • Category: STUDY GUIDE
  • Subject: Biblical Studies - General

Chapter Excerpt


Chapter One

JOY IN TRIALS

James 1:2-12

Saved alone" was the message that Horatio Spafford received from his wife after the ship sank that was taking her and their four children to England in November 1873. After reuniting with his grieving wife at sea, the boat came near the area where his children had drowned. It is speculated that at that time he wrote the words that vividly described his own grief and faith: When sorrows like sea billows roll- Whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.

Sorrow is a natural response to trials. But in James 1:2-12 we discover why even in the darkest times of our lives we can say with convincing clarity, "It is well with my soul!"

Warming Up

1. How does joy differ from happiness?

Digging In

2. Read James 1:2-12. It seems strange that we should "consider it pure joy . whenever [we] face trials of many kinds." Why are we to be joyful?

3. What is perseverance?

Why is it important in the Christian life?

4. How are perseverance and maturity developed in us by enduring trials (vv. 3-4)?

How does our attitude toward these trials affect our growth?

5. How do trials reveal the depth of our character?

What difficult experiences have increased your perseverance and maturity?

6. How might trials expose our need for God's wisdom (v. 5)?

7. According to James, how will God respond to our request for wisdom (v. 5)?

(Continues.)

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