What are some ways that SIBC’s value of “celebrating diversity” help each of us to practice the advice of James 1:19, “quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.”?

What are some ways in which our world promotes a lack of restraint?  How can we  avoid becoming caught up in this worldly practice of “casting off restraint”?

With group members discuss the differences between righteous, God-given anger, and unrighteous anger.

What are some ways that resentful, deep seated anger short circuits the process of Christian maturity in our lives?

As you look to next week’s passage, beginning in James 1:21, share your thoughts on what it means to “receive with meekness the implanted word which is able to save your souls.”  Focus on the following key words – “meekness”, “implanted word”, and “souls”.