The epistle of James is well-known for providing practical advice, while it also contains challenging teachings on wealth, anointing with oil, prayer, healing, and the relationship between faith and works. Through clear exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking application questions, this study guide helps to understand James as a stirring exhortation to fruitfulness, ultimately reminding us of the essential connection between genuine faith and heartfelt obedience.
The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies guide participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components:
(1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level;
(2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book;
(3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ;
(4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.
With contributions from an assortment of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.
- The Testing of Faith (1:1–11)
- The Process of Temptation (1:12–18)
- Hearing and Doing the Word (1:19–27)
- The Sin of Partiality (2:1–13)
- Faith without Works Is Dead (2:14–26)
- Taming the Tongue (3:1–18)
- The Cause of Quarrels (4:1–12)
- Sins of the Wealthy (4:13–5:6)
- Patience in Suffering (5:7–12)
- The Prayer of Faith (5:13–20)
- Summary and Conclusion