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A painting of the martyrdom of James, brother of Jesus, remembered as the first bishop of Jerusalem. The Jewish historian Josephus was the earliest to record this incident in Antiquities chapter 20.  Photo credit:  Unknown, Wikimedia Commons.

Messages on

the Letter of James

 

James 1:1 - 4

Rejoice in Trials

James 1:5 - 12

God Sustains Us Through Suffering

James 1:13 - 17

God is Only Good
James 1:18 - 27 Where is Your Home?
James 2:1 - 26 Caring for the Poor
James 3:1 - 12 Speech, Integrity, and Wholeness
James 3:13 - 4:5 Speech, Conflict, and Reconciliation
James 4:6 - 12

The Law and the Judge

James 4:13 - 5:11 Where is Your Home?
James 5:12 - 20 Speech, Prayer, and Blessing

Small Group Leader Notes on

the Letter of James

 

James 1:1 - 27

God Sustains Us Through Suffering

James 2:1 - 26 Caring for the Poor
James 3:1 - 4:12 The Danger of the Tongue
James 4:13 - 5:11 Where is Your Home?
James 5:12 - 20 Speech, Prayer, and Blessing

Notes and Essays

on the Letter of James

 

Overview of James as Addressing Conflict Between Rich and Poor

Resources on the Letter of James

 

Richard Bauckham, James: Wisdom of James, Disciple of Jesus the Sage (Amazon book, 1999) gives helpful insights into James' use of Leviticus 19 and the Jewish wisdom literature; creatively engages Soren Kierkegaard's writings on James