This blog is based off Alex’s talking notes that he used to teach the Jr. High students at IDX, the evening of Sept. 21, 2014. He covered the same questions with the Sr. High students on the evening of Sept. 28, 2014.

He showed this Batman Clip and discussed its relevance to James.


  1. What are some examples of temptations? [Read James 1:19-27]
  2. What are some of the temptations James mentions? [v.19, “let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
  3. What does James exhort his leaders to be? [v.22, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”]
  4. What does he compare a “hearer but not a doer” to? [v.23, “he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.”]
  5. What sort of things would make a person’s religion worthless? [v.26, “does not bridle his tongue”]
  6. What does James say are the things that make for a pure religion? [v.27, “to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.”]