Sermon Series: A Study of James
A verse by verse study of the book of James, beginning with an in-depth look at James 1:1.
“Backsliders like preaching that wouldn’t hit the side of a house, while a real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees.” – Billy Sunday
- James 1-5 – An Overview
This is an overview of the book of James paying special attention to all the portions of scripture where James addresses them as my brethren or brethren.
- James 1:1 – The Lord’s Servant
A verse by verse study of the book of James, beginning with an in-depth look at James 1:1. To receive the full content watch the video teaching.
- James 1:12 – The Crown of Life
There are five crowns mentioned in scripture given as reward at the Judgement Seat of Christ. All five crown are covered in this teaching.
- James 1:13-15 – The Battle Within
In James 1:13-15, James deals with temptation. Where does temptation come from? What is the origin of evil?
- James 1:16 – Do Not Be Deceived
There is a deception over the world today like at no other time. We must take every precaution to not be deceived.
- James 1:17 – The Goodness of God
James tells us all that is good is from above. We serve a God who is pure, unadulterated goodness.
- James 1:18 – Born of God
The Bible makes it clear that God sought after us, not us after Him. It was of His own will that we are living for Him today.
- James 1:19-21 – Swift to Hear
James challenges us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. We should spend spend twice as much time listening as we do speaking.
- James 1:2-4 – Count it All Joy
The Bible admonishes us to consider it all joy when we experience trials, knowing that God will ultimately work it out for our good.
- James 1:22-25 – Doers of the Word
Do we put into practice what we hear from God’s Word? We should be doers of the Word, not hearers only.
- James 1:26-27 – Pure Religion
What is pure religion? True Christianity is about having a relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- James 1:5-8 – If You Lack Wisdom
If we lack wisdom, James tells us to ask God and He will give us all we need to deal with the circumstances of life.
- James 1:9-11 – Reason for Rejoicing
Rich and poor, affluent and impoverished, influential and insignificant – all have reason for rejoicing in the kingdom of God.
- James 2:1-9 – Respect of Persons
In our passage James is dealing with showing partiality of persons. He equates partiality with evil thoughts and calls it sin.
- James 2:10-13 – The Law of Liberty
If we keep the law but offend in only one point, we become transgressors of the law. Our speech and actions will be judged based on how we show mercy to others.
- James 2:14-26 – Faith Without Works
James is dealing with faith that is not followed by works. We are not saved by the works, but works should follow faith.
- James 3:1-2 – A Word to Teachers
Being a teacher carries with it a grave responsibility. We must make sure we are called by God to teach His Word.
- James 3:13-18 – Wisdom From Above
James contrasts heavenly wisdom with what is earthly, sensual, and devilish. It takes heavenly wisdom to deal with the problems and situations of life.
- James 3:2-12 – The Unbridled Tongue
If we could master our speech, it would revolutionize the church and the world.
- James 4:1-17 – Wars and Fightings Among You
James deals with wars, fighting, and strife among God’s people. The context of this message deals with both the cause and the cure.
- James 5:1-6 – A Word to the Rich
James isn’t condemning riches but they must be put into proper perspective. The love of money is the root of all evil, not money itself.
- James 5:7-8 – The Coming of the Lord
James is encouraging us to remain steadfast and look expectantly for the the coming of the Lord.