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James

Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

A painting of the martyrdom of James, brother of Jesus, remembered as the first bishop of Jerusalem. The Jewish historian Josephus was the earliest to record this incident in Antiquities chapter 20.  Photo credit:  Unknown | Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.

 
 

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: james

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Letter of James.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Messages on the Letter of James

James 1:1 - 4 Rejoice in Trials

James 1:5 - 12 God Sustains Us Through Suffering

James 1:13 - 17 God is Only Good

James 1:18 - 27 Where is Your Home?

James 2:1 - 26 Caring for the Poor

James 3:1 - 12 Speech, Integrity, and Wholeness

James 3:13 - 4:5 Speech, Conflict, and Reconciliation

James 4:6 - 12 The Law and the Judge

James 4:13 - 5:11 Where is Your Home?

James 5:12 - 20 Speech, Prayer, and Blessing

Small Group Leader Notes on the Letter of James

James 1:1 - 27 God Sustains Us Through Suffering

James 2:1 - 26 Caring for the Poor

James 3:1 - 4:12 The Danger of the Tongue

James 4:13 - 5:11 Where is Your Home?

James 5:12 - 20 Speech, Prayer, and Blessing

Notes and Essays on the Letter of James 

Overview of James as Addressing Conflict Between Rich and Poor

Books and Articles on the Letter of James

Richard Bauckham, James: Wisdom of James, Disciple of Jesus the Sage (Amazon book, 1999) gives helpful insights into James' use of Leviticus 19 and the Jewish wisdom literature; creatively engages Soren Kierkegaard's writings on James

David Hutchinson Edgar, Has God Not Chosen the Poor?: The Social Setting of the Epistle of James (Amazon book, Mar 2001)

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