Quest Church: A Community of Grace
Real Faith: Field Guide for Week of May 13
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  • Quest Church: A Community of Grace
    2004 Philo Rd, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    Tuesday 11:59 PM
MONDAY: MAY 14
Read: James 1:18

Reflect:
- Reflect on how you came to new life in Christ. How has God changed you for the better through Jesus?
- Who do you know who has yet to experience spiritual rebirth? How can your share faith with them this week?

Pray: God of new life, help me to remember what you have done for me through Jesus. Amen.
TUESDAY: MAY 15
Read: James 1:19-21

Reflect:
- Think about the last time you were angry and what caused it. How can you slow down to listen the next time you feel angry?
- What impurities of character are getting in the way of you truly accepting God’s word to you?

Pray: Father, help me to slow down, to be patient, to listen to others, so my speech and actions reflect Christ. Amen.
WEDNESDAY: MAY 16
Read: James 1:22-24

Reflect:
- In general, how well do you listen to others? How do you respond to advice from others?
- It’s often difficult to listen deeply to people from outside our “bubble” of personal experience. Who might God be calling you to listen to more deeply? How can you take that first step to listen?

Pray: God of Wisdom, give me humility to recognize my need to hear your wisdom through others. Give me courage to act on that wisdom. Amen.
THURSDAY: MAY 17
Read: James 1:25

Reflect:
- What are ways you can anchor God’s wisdom in your heart?
- James says “the perfect law” (Scripture) gives freedom. How have you experienced Scripture as liberating?

Pray: God of freedom, anchor your liberating wisdom in my heart. Amen.
FRIDAY: MAY 18
Read: James 1:26-27

Reflect:
- What actions in your life don’t line up with your beliefs? How might those misaligned areas be perceived by non-Christians?
- Which are you more drawn to: social compassion or personal purity? How can you keep the two connected in your own life?

Pray: Loving God, align my actions with my belief in Christ. Help me to be an example to others through personal purity and compassion. Amen.
SATURDAY: MAY 19
Tomorrow’s Scripture reading is James 2:1-13. Read carefully through it twice and ask God to speak to you through his Word during worship.
THE EXTRA MILE
- Pick a verse or two from this week’s Scripture reading (James 1:18-27) and try to memorize it.
- Read through all of James in one sitting (again!).