JAMES BIBLE STUDY
The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works. In our own ability, we cannot stand in the face of adversity. Without faith we could never find the strength to trust God. We would never be able to see above the trials we meet and to keep our eyes focused on the King while counting our trials as joy. This is the essence of James. We don’t work to be saved; we work because we are saved.
The Book of James is also a wonderful companion piece to Jesus’ teachings as recorded in the four Gospels. James has a strong ethical emphasis that’s consistent with the moral teachings Jesus gave to His disciples. James also mirrors the sometimes harsh denunciations Jesus spoke against religious hypocrisy. Like Jesus’ teachings, the Book of James is a source of both exhortation and comfort, reproof and encouragement. James is known for being extremely practical, yet it contains some of the most profound theological truths in the New Testament.
Scripture identifies James as the brother of Jesus in Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3; and Galatians 1:19. Though he wasn’t a follower of Christ during His earthly ministry (see John 7:3-5), a post-resurrection appearance convinced James that Jesus is indeed the Christ (see Acts 1:14; 1 Cor. 15:7). James later led the Jerusalem church (see Gal. 2:9,12), exercising great influence there (see Acts 1:14; 12:17; 15:13; 21:18; 1 Cor. 15:7; Gal. 2:9,12).
Benefits of the Study:
- Gain a better understanding of the Book of James and apply its practical wisdom for all Christians.
- Learn how to deal with trials and temptations, understanding that enduring adversity ultimately brings joy.
- Learn to extend mercy, not harsh judgment, to others.
- Realize that words are important and must be used for good, not evil.
- Learn to fight against the passions and desires at war within us.
- Recognize the importance of praying for one another in sickness, health, suffering, and joy.
- Accept the challenge to speak truth to our brothers and sisters who wander from the faith.
- Come to humbly view all of our days as lived under the sovereign will of the Lord.
Followings are the LINKS to the List of Topics as per the Scriptures.
- James 1:1-4;- How to Respond to Trials.
- James 1:5-8;- Seeking Wisdom to Deal with life.
- James 1:9-12; – How To Seek A Proper Perspective on Life!
- James 1:12-18; How To Understand & Defeat Temptation!
- James 1:19-27; Looking In To The Mirror Of The Word Of God
- James 2:1-13; The Sin of Partiality
- James 2:14-26; How To Prove Your Faith With Works.
- James 3:1-12; How To Discipline The Tongue.
- James 3:13-18; How To Have Good Conduct With Godly Wisdom.
- James 4:1-3; How Worldly Wisdom Affects Our Prayers
- James 4:4-6; How Worldly Wisdom Affects Our Relationship With God.
- James 4:7-10; How To Follow A Battle Plan For Victory.
- James 4:11-12; How To Stop Judging.
- James 4:13-17; How To Plan Your Life With God.
- James 5:1-6; How To Be Wise With Our Wealth.
- James 5:7-12; How To Be Patient In Sufferings
- James 5:13-20; How And When To Pray.