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  • 1.
  • 2. Faith
    in Action
    Introduction to James
  • 3. The Author
    Well-known-first name only
    Humble
    A servant of God and Lord Jesus Christ
    Ethical-moral writings
    James the justifier-works of faith
    McGee – “Old Camel Knees” piety
  • 4. Which James?
    James -father of Judas (Luke 6:16)
    James-son of Alphaeus, disciple
    James-the Apostle
    Brother of John, “Sons of Thunder”
    Son of Zebedee
    Slain by Herod A.D. 44
    Oldest book, written before gosples
  • 5. James-Lords’ Brother
    Son of Mary and Joseph
    Oldest half brother Jesus
    Nonbeliever at first
    Saw risen Savior and Believed
    Influential in the Jerusalem Council
    Paul called him a pillar of the church
    Writes with personal knowledge
  • 6. Twelve tribes scattered
    Dispersion by persecution
    Jewish Christians
    “Brethren” used 19 times
    Brethren in blood-Jews
    Brethren in the Lord-
    Audience
  • 7. ENCOURAGE Christians
    EQUIP-Faith in trials
    ELEMENTARY teaching of Christ
    ETHICS not doctrine
    EXHORT-54 directives
    Parallels “Sermon on Mount”
    Compared to Book of Proverbs
    Purpose
  • 8. Application
    Wiersby-“Time to Grow Up”
    Born of the Spirit-be mature
    Examine your life by Light of His Word
    Be obedient no matter the cost
    Faith in trials and testing
  • 9. James teaching very relevant to today
    Suffering for one reason or another
    Talk one way, but walk another way
    Worldliness-television, Internet
    Power of the tongue
    Relevance