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James: Living Faith

Author, Date, and Recipients:
This letter was written by James, the brother of Jesus (Matt. 13:55) and leader of the Jerusalem church (Acts 15). It was probably written about A.D. 40–45 to Jewish Christians living outside Palestine.


Theme:
Christians must live out their faith. They should be doers, not just hearers, of God’s Word.


Purpose:
James’s readers were suffering persecution and living in poverty. They were in social and spiritual conflict. Many believers were living in a worldly manner. James corrects them and challenges them to seek God’s wisdom to work out these problems. ….


The Setting of James …
The letter of James was likely written to predominantly Jewish Christian house churches outside of Palestine, based on its mention of the “twelve tribes in the Dispersion” (1:1), its distinctly Jewish content, and its focus on persecution and poverty. This would mean it was sent throughout most of the ancient Mediterranean world. The author has traditionally been believed to be James, the brother of Jesus and an early leader of the church in Jerusalem.

February 26, 2017

Art of Being Patient

Speaker: Jeffrey Choi Series: James: Living Faith Passage: James 5:7–5:20

February 19, 2017

Time and Eternity

Speaker: David Ellis Series: James: Living Faith Passage: James 4:13–5:6

February 12, 2017

Repentance

Speaker: Jeffrey Choi Series: James: Living Faith Passage: James 4:1–4:12

February 5, 2017

Who is Wise?

Speaker: David Ellis Series: James: Living Faith Passage: James 3:13–4:4

January 29, 2017

Speech

Speaker: David Ellis Series: James: Living Faith Passage: James 3:1–3:12

January 22, 2017

Living Faith

Speaker: David Ellis Series: James: Living Faith Topic: Faith Passage: James 2:14–2:26

January 15, 2017

The Law that Gives Freedom

Speaker: David Ellis Series: James: Living Faith Topic: Default Passage: James 2:1–2:13

January 8, 2017

The Word of Truth

Speaker: David Ellis Series: James: Living Faith Topic: Default Passage: James 1:17–1:27

January 1, 2017

Facing Trials

Speaker: Jeffrey Choi Series: James: Living Faith Topic: Trials Passage: James 1:1–1:16