Be a Doer, Not a Hearer! (James 1)

This is a short one. It's really designed for the brave and self-directed group.

Before you begin, take a moment and have each person in the group say an encouraging thing to the person sitting to their left.

Read James 1:19 in unison. Remind the group that these three virtues are central to every group's growth.

Have one person read James 1:22-25. Tell the group you'll be doing an exercise which will give them all the opportunity to be a DOER instead of just a HEARER.

Take turns. Let one person share a personal struggle they are currently having. As a group, ask questions and listen closely to try to gain a full understanding of the struggle.

One at a time, let other group members share specific truth from the Bible (no opinions here, just Biblical insight) that may be applicable to the struggle. People may share promises from the Psalms, advice from Proverbs, stories that seem to be similar, words of Christ, thoughts from the epistles, etc...

Once several people have shared God's Word, move on to another person.

At the end of the evening, have everyone who participated tell the group ONE thing they are going to DO as a result of HEARING God's Word.

Pray together for one another.

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