The Letter of James (2 Units)
The perspective taken in this study course on the Letter of James is “Faith on Trial.” Within its five short chapters, James seems to be putting our faith to the test. Is my faith genuine, or is it a cheap imitation?
D. A. Hayes comments: “The letter speaks to us where we are in language we can understand. Its short sentences go like shots straight to the mark. We feel the impact and the impress of them. There is an energy behind them and a reality in them that makes them live in our thoughts.”
The purpose of the letter is not to teach doctrine so much as to help us apply doctrine to our lives. In terms of Christ’s resurrection, for instance, it shows us how we should display the life of the risen Christ to those about us.
This study will challenge you to review your life and assess the degree to which you are living out your faith in Christ.
For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today.
Here’s What People Are Saying!
What a marvelous piece of writing! The Letter of James is so clear and strong and forthright. This Bible study was a real pleasure and inspiration; exatly what I have been looking for with advice on how to live as a Christian. It is very relevent for 21st century life!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Trials and Temptations (James 1:1-17)
Chapter 2 The Living Word (James 1:18-27)
Chapter 3 Don’t Practice Partiality (James 2:1-13)
Chapter 4 Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)
Chapter 5 Sins of the Tongue (James 3:1-12)
Chapter 6 Wisdom (James 3:13-18)
Chapter 7 Covetousness (James 4:1-5)
Chapter 8 Help from Above (James 4:6-17)
Chapter 9 The Woes of the Wealthy (James 5:1-6)
Chapter 10 Patience Please (James 5:7-12)
Chapter 11 Prayer and Healing (James 5:13-15)
Chapter 12 Prayer and Restoration (James 5:16-20)