CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Christian Education Summer 2020 – MANY FACES OF WISDOM   Unit 3: Faith and Wisdom in James

This unit offers a five-session study of wisdom as seen in the letter of James. These sessions explore the interaction of faith and wisdom, including practical advice regarding faith in action and taming the tongue. The study ends by contrasting two kinds of wisdom.   In unit 3, James examines the interplay between following Jesus and possessing faith. James reaffirms God’s generosity in sharing his wisdom, which is especially needed in times of trouble. However, if a person’s faith is not marked by acts of obedience to God’s Word, then it is dead. Intellectual assent to God’s ways isn’t enough; wisdom is evidenced by a transformed life. According to James, the quality of a person’s speech and treatment of others is an accurate barometer for measuring one’s pursuit of wisdom. James revisits Solomon’s conviction that we are all presented with the choice of pursuing wisdom or folly. James details how possessing “wisdom that comes from heaven” (James 3:17) inevitably yields godly character.
May we trust God’s generosity in sharing his wisdom with us as we study together this quarter.

Lesson 1   Faith and Wisdom – People desire to be seen as wise. The letter to James affirms that God gives wisdom generously and ungrudgingly to those who ask in faith.   James 1: 1-11
Lesson 2  
Hearing and Doing – People read and talk about doing what is right, but find it difficult to help the most vulnerable in society. According to James, righteousness is achieved by hearing and acting on the Word of God.  James 1:19–27
Lesson 3   
Living Faith – Some people make bold claims about the standards by which they live, but their actions deny those claims. James says the one who has genuine faith will demonstrate that by his or her works.  James 2:14–26
Lesson 4   
Taming the Tongue – The spoken word can be either an affirming or destructive force in the lives of vulnerable humans. James informs believers that only through the discipline of taming the tongue can the fruits of godly wisdom be made visible.  James 3:1–12
Lesson 5   
Two Kinds of Wisdom – Throughout history, many have risked their lives by resisting oppressive regimes, thus saving the lives of others. What moves a person to defy evil and choose to act for the good of strangers? James compares and contrasts the motivations of using wisdom for righteousness or for evil.  James 3:13–18; 5:7–12

COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE 

Reading Plan #1:   April 13 – June 8, 2016

For eight weeks, Second Baptist Church will journey through the Covenant History books of the Old Testament.  We will read 7-12 pages per day, five days per week (Monday-Friday) and share with each other through weekly small groups.  If you would like to receive daily emails with links to read and listen online, please sign up at http://cberesources.com/CH/.  If you did not turn in a registration card, they can be found in the slots near the parking lot entrance.

A Guide to The Books of Covenant History

Preface to The Books of The Bible

Invitation to The Covenant History

READING PLAN #1 
WEEK # Book(s) Pages Audio Links
Week 1 Genesis 1-45 Day 01      Day 02     Day 03
Week 2 Genesis 45-80 Day 04       Day 05
Week 3 Exodus 81-116 Day 06       Day 07       Day 08
Week 4 Exodus 116-139 Day 09      Day 10
Week 5 Leviticus 141-181 Day 11      Day 12       Day 13
Week 6 Numbers 183-225 Day 14      Day 15       Day 16
Week 7 Numbers, Deuteronomy 225-262 Day 17       Day 18
Week 8 Deuteronomy 262-296 Day 19      Day 20

 


 

Reading Plan #2:   Fall 2016

READING PLAN #2
WEEK # Book(s) Pages Audio Links
Week 1  Joshua 297-333 Day 21       Day 22
Week 2  Judges, Ruth 333-375 Day 23      Day 24       Day 25       Day 26
Week 3  Samuel – Kings 377-404 Day 27      Day 28
Week 4  Samuel – Kings  405-429 Day 29      Day 30
Week 5  Samuel – Kings 430-466 Day 31       Day 32       Day 33
Week 6  Samuel – Kings 466-490 Day 34       Day 35
Week 7  Samuel – Kings 490-525 Day 36       Day 37       Day 38
Week 8  Samuel – Kings 525-551 Day 39      Day 40

About This Recording

PRAYER
Father God, hallowed be Thy Name. As I begin this approach to the study of Your Word I pray that I will read and hear with an expectant mind and heart. Holy Spirit because I cannot understand the Word by myself, I ask that You guide me through this journey with a steady focus on what You would have me to receive. My desire is to know more about You, Father God, and to draw closer to You. Do not leave me in the dark I pray, but light my way by Your Spirit.
As You did through Jesus, I ask You to do the same for me. Give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You. Let the eyes of my understanding be enlightened, that I may know what is the hope of Your calling and what is the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power to those of us who believe.
Open my understanding, Lord Jesus and purge me through Your Word, in the matchless Name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!

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Community Bible Experience New Testament Reading Plan

Note:  You will read approximately 12 pages a day, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks.

Week 1: Luke – Acts

Adult Lesson                            Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)
Day 01 Luke-Acts                      Day 01 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 01 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 02 Luke-Acts                      Day 02 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 02 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 03 Luke-Acts                      Day 03 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 03 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 04 Luke-Acts                      Day 04 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 04 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 05 Luke-Acts                      Day 05 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 05 Luke-Acts Kids

 

Week 2: Luke – Acts, 1 – 2 Thessalonians

Adult Lesson                            Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 06 Luke-Acts                      Day 06 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 06 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 07 Luke-Acts                      Day 07 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 07 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 08 Luke-Acts                      Day 08 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 08 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 09 Luke-Acts                      Day 09 Luke-Acts mp3                       Day 09 Luke-Acts Kids

Day 10 1-2 Thess                      Day 10 1-2 Thess mp3                       Day 10 1-2 Thess Kids

 

Week 3: 1 – 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans

Adult Lesson                            Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 11 1 Corinthians                 Day 11 1 Corinthians mp3                 Day 11 1 Corinthians Kids

Day 12 1 Corinthians                 Day 12 1 Corinthians mp3                 Day 12 1 Corinthians Kids

Day 13 2 Corinthians                 Day 13 2 Corinthians mp3                 Day 13 2 Corinthians Kids

Day 14 Galatians                       Day 14 Galatians mp3                       Day 14 Galatians Kids

Day 15 Romans                         Day 15 Romans mp3                         Day 15 Romans Kids

 

Week 4: Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, Philippians, 1 Timothy, Titus, 2 Timothy 

Adult Lesson                          Adult Lesson (Audio)                       Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 16 Romans                       Day 16 Romans mp3                          Day 16 Romans Kids

Day 17 Colossians                   Day 17 Colossians mp3                     Day 17 Colossians Kids

Day 18 Eph, Philemon             Day 18 Eph, Philemon mp3               Day 18 Eph, Philemon Kids

Day 19 Phil, 1 Tim                   Day 19 Phil, 1 Tim mp3                      Day 19 Phil, 1 Tim Kids

Day 20 Titus, 2 Tim                 Day 20 Titus, 2 Tim mp3                    Day 20 Titus, 2 Tim Kids

 

Week 5: Matthew

Adult Lesson                          Adult Lesson (Audio)                   Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 21 Matthew                       Day 21 Matthew mp3                     Day 21 Matthew Kids

Day 22 Matthew                       Day 22 Matthew mp3                     Day 22 Matthew Kids

Day 23 Matthew                       Day 23 Matthew mp3                     Day 23 Matthew Kids

Day 24 Matthew                       Day 24 Matthew mp3                     Day 24 Matthew Kids

Day 25 Matthew                       Day 25 Matthew mp3                     Day 25 Matthew Kids

 

Week 6: Hebrews, James, Mark

Adult Lesson                         Adult Lesson (Audio)                   Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 26 Hebrews                     Day 26 Hebrews mp3                       Day 26 Hebrews Kids

Day 27 Hebrews                     Day 27 Hebrews mp3                       Day 27 Hebrews Kids

Day 28 James                        Day 28 James mp3                           Day 28 James Kids

Day 29 Mark                           Day 29 Mark mp3                             Day 29 Mark Kids

Day 30 Mark                           Day 30 Mark mp3                             Day 30 Mark Kids

 

Week 7: 1-2 Peter, Jude, John

Adult Lesson                       Adult Lesson (Audio)                      Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 31 1 Peter                       Day 31 1 Peter mp3                          Day 31 1 Peter Kids

Day 32 2 Peter, Jude             Day 32 2 Peter, Jude mp3                Day 32 2 Peter, Jude Kids

Day 33 John                           Day 33 John mp3                             Day 33 John Kids

Day 34 John                           Day 34 John mp3                             Day 34 John Kids

Day 35 John                           Day 35 John mp3                             Day 35 John Kids

 

Week 8: 1-3 John, Revelation

Adult Lesson                          Adult Lesson (Audio)                   Kid’s Lesson (Audio)

Day 36 1-3 John                      Day 36 1-3 John mp3                       Day 36 1-3 John Kids

Day 37 Revelation                   Day 37 Revelation mp3                    Day 37 Revelation Kids

Day 38 Revelation                   Day 38 Revelation mp3                    Day 38 Revelation Kids

Day 39 Revelation                   Day 39 Revelation mp3                    Day 39 Revelation Kids

Day 40 Catch up day

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