Journey Through James

Scripture Verses

                                                                                                  James 1:1

Outline

Learn the basics of the book of James as we start our new Wednesday night series!

Who is James?

  • James, the brother of John (Acts 12:1-2)
  • James, the son of Alphaeus
  • James, the Lord’s brother
  • Additional verses
    • Matthew 13:55-56; John 7:5; Mark 3:31-35; Acts 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:7
    • Galatians 2:9; Acts 15; 12:17; 21:18-19; 1 Cor 9:5

To Whom did James Write?

  • Jews
  • 12 tribes
    • Ezekiel 37; Revelation 7:4-8
  • Scattered abroad
    • Acts 8:1, 4; Acts 1:8
  • Diaspora
  • Faith that works

Why Did James Write the Book?

  • Faith Works!
  • Faith – not justified by works
    • Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5
  • Work – we are justified for works
    • Ephesians 2:10
  • Test your faith
    • Matthew 7:21-23

How Can We Get the Most Out of This Study?

  • Essential that we are born again
  • Essential that we examine ourselves in light of God’s Word
  • Essential that we obey God’s Word without regard to cost
  • Essential to be prepared for trials and testing
  • Essential to measure our spiritual growth by the Word
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