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James into 9 2

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  • 1. Introduction to James
  • 2. • 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
  • 3. • 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
  • 4. • 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
  • 5. • Twelve tribes scattered • Dispersion by persecution • Jewish Christians –“Brethren” used 19 times –Brethren in blood-Jews –Brethren in the Lord-
  • 6. • 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
  • 7. • 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
  • 8. • 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