Introduction to
James
• Well-known-first name only
• Humble
• A servant of God and Lord Jesus Christ
• Ethical-moral writings
• James the justif...
• James -father of Judas (Luke 6:16)
• James-son of Alphaeus, disciple
• James-the Apostle
–Brother of John, “Sons of Thun...
• Son of Mary and Joseph
• Oldest half brother Jesus
• Nonbeliever at first
• Saw risen Savior and Believed
• Influential ...
• Twelve tribes scattered
• Dispersion by persecution
• Jewish Christians
–“Brethren” used 19 times
–Brethren in blood-Jew...
• ENCOURAGE Christians
• EQUIP-Faith in trials
• ELEMENTARY teaching of Christ
• ETHICS not doctrine
• EXHORT-54 directive...
• Wiersby-“Time to Grow Up”
• Born of the Spirit-be mature
• Examine your life by Light of His Word
• Be obedient no matte...
• James teaching very relevant to today
• Suffering for one reason or another
• Talk one way, but walk another way
• World...
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James into 9 2

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

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