“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:26-27
- Would you be willing to share your experiences with “religion”? (Religious people, places, systems). Positive or negative.
- Inwhatwayscouldreligionbeharmfulandinwhatwayscouldreligionbehelpful as we pursue Jesus?
- How can you hold religion and relationship in proper balance? How can your relationship with Jesus shape how you view and practice religion and how can your religious practices push you more towards Jesus?
- Have you been baptized? If so, how was that experience for you? If not, what is holding you back? Would you consider being baptized on February 5th? 🙂