THE BOOK:

JAMES

(James 1:17-20)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

James 1:14

James 1:19

James 1:22

James 1:27

James 2:10

James 2:13

James 2:17

James 2:24

James 3:1

James 3:13

James 4:4

James 4:7

James 4:17

James 5:16

James 5:20

Try to learn one verse each week for a month.



I. Author

   A. brother of Jesus

      1. Matt. 13:55

   B. did not believe at first

      1. Mark. 3:21

      2. John 7:5

   C. witness to the resurrection

      1. 1 Cor. 15:7

   D. waited in Jerusalem with others before Pentecost

      1. Acts 1:14

   E. one of the leaders of Jerusalem church

      1. Acts 12:17

      2. Acts 15:13

      3. Acts 21:17-26

   F. held to Law, but recognized that it had been replaced

      1. Gal. 2:12

      2. Acts 15:13-21

      3. James 1:25

      4. James 2:8, 10-13

II. Book

   A. to the 12 tribes scattered abroad

      1. James 1:1

   B. repeats many teachings from Sermon on Mount

      1. pious

         a. Matt. 6:1-7

         b. James 2:1-7

      2. treasure

         a. Matt. 6:19-24

         b. James 4:1-4

      3. oath

         a. Matt. 5:33-37

         b. James 3:1-12, 5:12

      4. be a doer

         a. Matt. 7:24-27

         b. James 1:22-25

      5. ask and receive

         a. Matt. 7:7-11

         b. James 1:5-8

   C. perhaps to counteract incorrect ideas relating to Paul's teaching about grace

      1. James 2:21-26

III. Message: for a practical and ethical life -

   A. be doers, not merely hearers

      1. James 1:21-27

  B. be doers, not merely actors/talkers

      1. James 2:1-26

   C. use mouth less, wisdom more

      1. James 3:1-18

   D. get priorities straight

      1. James 4:1-17

   E. be patient and prayerful

      1. James 5:1-20