Week Three Homework | James Mercy Triumphs

Session Three

{A person can live with pain easier than purposelessness.}
Anguish and joy can coexist.
Anguish and joy can trade places.
Same nightmare of life leads to joy.
The source of anguish can morph into joy.
Mental anguish can be like the mind in labor.
Anguish is meant to lead to a birth.

Brokenness, Pain, Heartbreak she refers to anguish.  Anguish that is not (supposed) to be permanent, but rather be used as our passion: our joy. 

Pain turned into Passion.

The homework on pg. 63 she asks you to divide your life into quarters.  Having done this then wrapping up our small group discussion time.  We watched session three,  it is point blank about what your life has to do with living out loud - a meaningful life laid out as God's will. 

Pain turned into Passion.

John 16:22 Noone can take away your joy! Jesus himself is our joy,  that none can take away!
Psalm 47:1 Cries of joy!
Psalm 30:11 You turned my wailing into dancing and clothed me with joy.

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  James 1:2-3
Recieve a crown of beauty instead of ashes. Isaiah 61:3

Discussion Week Two:

pg. 45 What does the 'testing of your faith' give you?

pg. 50 James 1:5. How can we expect God to respond to our plea for wisdom?
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. NIV

pg. 54 Hebrews 10:32-34 and pinpoint the part that suggests an outbreak of poverty among early converts to Christ.
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.  NIV

pg. 58 What does Proverbs 19:3 say about temptation?
A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,  yet their heart rages against the LORD.

pg. 61 What does verse 16 warn about?
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.  James 1:16 NIV
Join the discussion about this study. Comments welcome.

The where's and what's about this study. 
Where:  9am Ladies Sunday School class. If you live locally I would
love to see you there. Miracles of Love Community Church Claremore OK 74017.  I will post an update for blog readers and regular attenders that simply want to keep motivated throughout the week during homework.

What: I have been involved with ladies group
study for over ten years. Love the word of God and pray my enthusiasm for the
scriptures will splash into the lives of others. This blog started in 2009 as an attempt to communicate with my 'small group table' throughout the week and has became so much more. So throughout the week I will post at least once about the homework. You are welcome to leave a comment anytime and link up, share thoughts or ask questions.. I'll do my best to answer. Main thing girls is to have a blast in the Word! Let it speak directly to your heart, as it speaks differently to all of us due to our own personal journey.