Study on The Letter of James - Nine James Bible Study Lessons - FREE
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The James Study consists of Nine (9) FREE Online Lessons. The Book of James Study includes the following Bible study themes: (To access all of the FREE James Study lessons simply click sign-in to setup your FREE online user account and begin)
Blessed: in his letter James defines “blessed” much differently than popular culture
Discrimination or Favoritism: James references an instance of favoritism and teaches how it is a violation of God’s law
The Lord’s coming: This Bible study of James considers two possible implications of “the Lord’s coming”, identifying examples provided by James that indicate either a nearness of God acting on our behalf or the nearness of Jesus’ return
Patience in suffering: In addition to the nearness of “the Lord’s coming”, this Bible study on James also highlights the other examples James provides
Planning for future: James explains how it may be sinful when we do not acknowledge God’s sovereignty over our plans and life
Prayer-Asking and receiving from God: This James Bible study identifies the following three aspects that James presents; a) begin with asking God, b) how doubt or double-mindedness affects our requests, and c) how our motivations for asking may significantly affect the outcome of our requests
Prayer-Focus: James teaches that prayer should not only be focused on our own needs, but for those who are sick, and for those who may have sinned against us
Rich people: James points out various mistakes rich people make, often to their own personal eternal detriment, as well the consequences to other people
Salvation-Faith/Deeds: Our Bible study of James reviews how faith in God, which saves, must include obedience to the ways and will of God
Salvation-Belief: James stresses the point that even the demons believe in one God, therefore belief which saves must be more than accurate information or intellectual agreement
Salvation-Righteous: James teaches and provides the examples of Abraham and Rahab as reference, that righteousness is only attained through faith together with deeds/actions
Temptation: James teaches about the primary source of our temptations
Testing of our faith: This Bible study on James reviews James’ points of a) Purpose, b) Perseverance, c) Maturity, d) Crown of life
Tongue: James teaches of the significant impact our words can have, which can often be harmful, and of the need to control our tongue. This Bible study of James highlights the problem of a) cursing people, b) fights and quarrels, c) grumbling, and d) slander
Wisdom: In the Letter of James, some aspects of heaven and earthly wisdom are compared and contrasted
James Bible Study Background Information:
Author: Most commonly believed to be the brother of Jesus
Bible Translation Version: The NIV Bible translation is recommended since the James Bible lessons reference the NIV. Other Bible translations may be used although some wording variations will occur.
Textbook recommendations: For more insight into biblical interpretation, or better understanding of what we read in the Bible, I highly recommend either of the following: How to Study Your Bible, by Kay Arthur or How to READ the BIBLE for All Its WORTH, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart.