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JAMES
Faith for Living

Motives
for
Works
The Place of Works:
Outward Demonstration of Inner Faith
Outreach
of
Works
Jas 1:1-18 Jas 1:19-2:13 Jas 2:14-25 Jas 3:1-12 Jas 3:13-4:12 Jas 4:13-5:12 Jas 5:13-19
Trials &
Temptations
Word &
Works
Faith &
Works
Tongue Wars Future Others

Faith
In
Testings

Fulfill

Favor

Fallacy

Fountain

Factions

Faith
and the
Future

Faith
and our
Fellowship

FAITH AT WORK

Key words: Perfect, sin, riches, faith,  works, do, judge, law, say, blessed, fruits. See discussion of  marking key words. Observation Worksheet on James (Go to p13) with double spaced text for marking Key Words, Making lists, taking notes that you can later transfer to your Bible

See Introduction to James by Dr John MacArthur: Title, Author, Date, Background, Setting, Historical, Theological Themes, Interpretive Challenges, Outline by Chapter/Verse. Excellent overview.

Adapted from Jensen's Survey of the New Testament or Logos

James
Commentary
In Depth On Site
Verse by Verse

James 1:1
James 1:2
James 1:3
James 1:4

James 1:5

James 1:6

James 1:7

James 1:8

James 1:9

James 1:10

James 1:11

James 1:12

James 1:13

James 1:14

James 1:15

James 1:16

James 1:17

James 1:18

James 1:19

James 1:20

James 1:21

James 1:22

James 1:23

James 1:24

James 1:25

James 1:26

James 1:27

James 2:14
James 2:15

James 2:16

James 2:17

James 2:18

James 2:19

James 2:20

James 2:21

James 2:22

James 2:23

James 2:24

James 2:25

James 2:26

 

James 4:4

James 4:5
James 4:6

James 4:7

James 4:8

James 4:9

James 4:10

James:
Precept Ministries International
Inductive Bible Study

15 lessons - Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf
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The Endurance of Job
A Faith That Shows
Why Trials? How to Handle Them
"The Flesh Connection" in Trials
Where Do Temptations Come From?
Yield to Temptation...What Next?
Flee from Anger, Wickedness, Hypocrisy, Partiality
Is Your Christianity Worthless or Real?
What are the Works of Faith?
Oh, That Tongue!
The Tongue is Controlled by the Heart
Miserable? Check Your Heart
Far From God? In Conflict with Man?

Life's Not Fair! Be Patient, the LORD is Coming
Does the Prayer of Faith Always Work?

Henry Alford
James Commentary
The New Testament for English Readers
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

Introduction to James
James 1

James 2

James 3
James 4

James 5

Henry Alford
James Commentary
The Greek Testament
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

James 1

James 2

James 3
James 4

James 5

Paul Apple
A Devotional Commentary
Good quotes and illustrations

James - A Devotional Commentary
Nine Tests of Genuine Faith - Pdf

William Barclay
James Commentary

James 1 Commentary

James 2 Commentary

James 3 Commentary

James 4 Commentary

James 5 Commentary

Albert Barnes
Notes on the New Testament

James 1 Commentary

James 2 Commentary

James 3 Commentary

James 4 Commentary

James 5 Commentary

Brian Bell
Calvary Chapel, Murrieta
Notes on James in MS Word

James 1:1 -11

James 1:12 -21

James 1:22 -27

James 2:1 -13

James 2:14 -26

James 3

James 4:1 -10

James 4:11 -17

James 5:1 -12

James:5:13 -20

Johann Bengel
James Commentary
The Critical English Testament
Similar to following but less Greek
Short Pithy Comments
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

C H Spurgeon wrote that Bengel's NT commentary "is the Scholar's delight! Bengel condensed more matter into a line than can be extracted from pages of other writers."

John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world."

James 1

James 2

James 3
James 4

James 5

Johann Bengel
James Commentary
Gnomon of the New Testament
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

James 1

James 2

James 3

James 4

James 5

Bible.org Resources
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John Calvin
Commentary on James

James 1

James 2

James 3

James 4

James 5

Steven Cole
Excellent Expository Sermons
Functions Like a Verse by Verse Commentary
Recommended

James 1:1-4 A Radical Approach to Trials
James 1:5-8 How to Obtain Wisdom from God

James 1:9-12 Perspective for Perseverance
James 1:13-15 The Source, Force and Course of Temptation
James 1:16-18 Avoiding Deception in Trials
James 1:19-21 A Receptive Heart
James 1:22-27 Doers of the Word
James 2:1-7 Why Partiality is Wrong - 1

James 2:8-13 Why Partiality is Wrong - 2

James 2:14-19 Saving Faith: Genuine or False?

James 2:20-26 Are We Justified by Works?

James 3:1-12 Taming the Terrible Tongue

James 3:13-18 Wisdom for Harmonious Relationships

James 4:1-3 The Source of Conflicts

James 4:4-6 Spiritual Adultery & Resolving Conflicts

James 4:7-10 Resolving Conflicts God's Way

James 4:11-12 The Sin of Judging Others

James 4:13-17 Life is a Vapor

James 5:1-6 The Woes of Wealth Without God

James 5:7-9 Responding Rightly When Wronged

James 5:10-11 Patient Endurance

James 5:12 Talking Straight

James 5:13-16 The God-dependent Community

James 5:16b-18 The Power of Prayer

James 5:19-20 God's Search & Rescue Ministry

Thomas Constable
Expositional Notes

Commentary on James

 

W A Criswell
Sermons on James

James 1:1 The Trials of Faith

James 1:1 James The Lord's Brother

James 1:1 James The Lord's Brother 2

James 1:1 James The Lord's Brother 3

James 1:1 James The Lord's Brother 3

James 1:1-3 The Seven Tests of Faith 

James 1:1-3 The Seven Tests of Faith 2 

James 1:1-3 The Trials of the Faith 

James 1:1 James The Lord's Brother 3

James 1:27 God Came Visiting

James 1:27 God Did Visit

James 1:27 Real Religion

James 1:27 Personal Religion

James 1:27 Real Religion 2

James 1:27 Real Religion 3

James 1:27 Real Religion 4

James 1:27 This is Real Religion

James 2:14-26  Paul's Faith And James' Works

 James 2:19  The Orthodoxy Of The Devil

James 2:19  The Orthodoxy Of The Devil - 2

James 3:1-12 The Untamed Tongue 

James 4:1-3 Getting Things From God

James 4:1-3 Getting Things From God -2

James 4:10, 14 These Thirty Years

James 4:10, 14 These Thirty Years - 2

James 4:13-16 The Quality of Life

James 5:11Praise Glory Hallelujah and Prosperity

James 5:13-15  Divine Healing

James 5:13-15  Divine Healing - 2

James 5:13-18  Effectual Praying

James 5:13-14  Divine Healing - 3

James 5:16-18 The God Who Answers Prayer

James 5:19-20 The Winner of Souls

James 5:7-11 The Patience of Job

James 5:7-9 The Presence of the Lord

Kay Daigle
Study on James
Blue Jean Faith: A Study of James for Wise Women

Introduction to Blue Jean Faith

James 1:1-8 Week One Lesson: Faith for Hard Times

James 1:9-18 Week Two Lesson: Faith That Leans on God

James 1:17-27 Week Three Lesson: Faith That Fixes What’s in the Mirror

James 2:1-13 Week Four Lesson: Faith That Doesn’t Play Favorites

James 2:14-26 Week Five Lesson: Faith That is Alive

James 3:1-12 Week Six Lesson: Faith That Ties the Tongue

James 3:13-4:3 Week Seven Lesson: Faith That Brings Peace

James 4:4-17 Week Eight Lesson: Faith That Repents

James 5:1-12 Week Nine Lesson: Faith That Looks to Jesus’ Coming

James 5:13-20 Week Ten lesson: Faith That Prays

Blue Jean Faith: Downloadable Resources

Ron Daniel
Study Notes on James

James 1:1-4

James 1:5-11

James 1:12-16

James 1:17-20

James 1:21-27

James 2:1-13

James 2:14-26

James 3:1-12

James 3:13-18

James 4:1-10

James 4:11-17

James 5:1-8

James 5:9-20

Bob Deffinbaugh
The Tests of True Religion:
A Study of the Book of James

Accepting Adversity James 1:1-27

Words and Works: Practical Piety James 2:1-26

Taming the Tongue James 3:1-18

Real Religion Requires Repentance James 4:1-5:6

Real Religion Requires Endurance James 5:7-20

Dan Duncan
Believer's Chapel Dallas
Audio Only

James 1:1-11 Christian Trials

James 1:12-18 Temptations

James 1:19-27 Pure Religion

James 2:1-13 The Royal Law

James 2:14-26 Faith That Works

James 3:1-18 The Tongue

James 4:1-10 Worldliness

James 4:11-17 Pride and Perspective

James 5:1-11 Patience

James 5:12-20 Oaths, Prayers and Wanderers

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J Ligon Duncan
James

James 1:1 Permanent Servant of Jesus

James 1:2-18 The Christian and Trials

James 1:19-27 The Essence of Christian Living

James 2:1-13 Favoritism: A Contradiction of Christian Living

James 2:14-26 Faith Always Bears Fruit

James 3:1-2 Warning to Aspiring Teachers

James 3:3-12 Talk Burns

James 3:13-18 Heavenly Wisdom for Christian Living

James 4:1-5 Worldliness in the Church

James 4:6-10 The Christian Attitude/The Worldly Attitude

James 4:11-17 Worldly Speaking and Christian Speaking

James 5:1-6 Worldliness and Riches

James 5:7-12 Be Patient

James 5:13-18 Pray Always

Theodore Epp
Devotionals
BacktotheBible.org

James 1:1-8 Getting

James 1:9-11 God Is Not Impressed

James 1:12-15 The Birth That Brings Death
James 1:16-18 God Enjoys Giving!
James 1:19-21 Open Ears - Close Mouth
James 1:26,27 The Religion God Wants

James 2:1-13 God's Royal Law

James 2:14-26 Not Words but Works

James 3:1-6 A Matter of Life and Death!
James 3:7-12 The Secret of a Controlled Tongue
James 3:13-18 Wisdom From Heaven

James 4:1-3 The War Within
James 4:4-7 Don't Court the World
James 4:8-12 You Get Nearer by Getting Lower

James 4:13-17 God Will Guide You

James 5:1-6 Prices or Values?
James 5:7-12 He Is at the Door!
James 5:3-16 Sickness and Sin

James 5:17-20 Prayer That Works

Explore the Bible
The Book of James

James: Responsible Faith

James 1:1-18: Following God’s Wisdom
James 1:19-2:13: Acting with Love
James 2:14-26: Practicing Your Faith
James 3:1-18: Taming Your Tongue
James 4:1-17: Submitting to God
James 5:1-20: Living in the Church Family

Expositor's Bible Commentary
The Book of James
Alfred Plummer

Introduction
James 1:1 The Authenticity of the Epistle of James
James 1:1 The Author of the Epistle: James the Brother of the Lord
James 1:1 The Persons Addressed
James 1:2-4 The Relation of This Epistle to the Writing of St Paul
James 1:1-18 The Source of Temptations
James 1:22-25 The Delusion of Hearing Without Doing
James 2:1-4 The Christology of St James
James 2:5-10 The Iniquity of Respecting the Rich and Despising the Poor
James 2:14-26 Faith and Works
James 2:19, 21, 25 The Faith of the Demons
James 3:1-8: The Heavy Responsibilities of Teachers
James 3:9-12 The Moral Contradictions in the Reckless Talker
James 3:13-16 The Wisdom that is From Below
James 3:17, 18 7,18 The Wisdom that is From Above
James 4:1-13 Lusts as the Causes of Strife
James 4:4-6 The Seductions of the World
James 4:7-10 The Power of Satan and Its Limits
James 4:11, 12 Self Assurance
James 4:13-17 Presuming Upon Our Future
James 5:7-11 Patience in Waiting

James 5:7-11 The Prohibition of Swearing
James 5:13 Worship the Best Outlet
James 5:14-15 The Elders of the Church
James 5:16-18 Confession of Sins
James 5:19, 20 The Word of Converting Sinners

Expositor's Greek Testament
James Commentary
W E Oesterley

Introduction
James 1 Commentary

James 2 Commentary

James 3 Commentary

James 4 Commentary

James 5 Commentary

Dave Guzik
Commentary Notes on James

James 1

James 2

James 3

James 4

James 5

David Holwick
Sermons on James
Click New Testament for Titles Below

James 1:1 James, Brother of Jesus
James 1:1- 4,12 Why Is Life So Hard?
James 1:1 The Kid Brother of Jesus
James 1:2-4,12 Trials and Troubles
James 1:3- 5 How To Find the Will of God For Your Life
James 1:5- 8 Ask Like You Mean It
James 1:5-8 Make Up Your Mind
James 1:5 How To Avoid Dumb Mistakes
James 1:13-18 I Can Resist Anything But Temptation
James 1:13-18 You Can Resist Temptation!
James 1:19-27 Something Wrong With Your Ears?
James 1:19-27 You Need Miracle Ear
James 2:1- 9 Playing Favorites
James 2:1- 9 Who Is Your Favorite?
James 2:10-13 One Strike and You Are Out
James 2:14-16 Can Salvation Be Earned?_(1987, full-text)
James 2:14-26 Tickets For Heaven
James 2:14-26 Unaccompanied Faith
James 2:19-24 Having Faith In Yourself
James 2:20-24 Faith In Action
James 3:1- 6 Taming the Tongue
James 3:1-12 Two-Ounce Slab of Trouble
James 3:5-10 Conversation Or Combat?
James 3:13-18 Two Kinds of Ambition
James 3:13-18 Wise Guys Or Otherwise
James 4:1- 3 The Cycle of Violence
James 4:1- 3 The Violence Among Us
James 4:1- 3 What Rages Within?
James 4:4-10 Submit and Resist
James 4:4-10 True Repentance
James 4:11-12 Being Judge Judy
James 4:11-12 Who Made You A Judge?
James 4:13-17 Perceptive Planning
James 4:13-17 Where Does God Fit In?
James 5:1- 6 Can a Christian Drive a BMW?
James 5:1- 6 Should Pastor David Drive A Lincoln Continental?
James 5:7-11 In God's Good Time
James 5:7-11 Waiting For God
James 5:12 A Christian Is Trustworthy
James 5:12 What Is Your Definition Of Is?
James 5:13-16 Can God Heal?
James 5:13-16 Divine Healing
James 5:13-20 Faith Healing
James 5:15-18 Power In Prayer
James 5:16-18 Praying With Power
James 5:19-20 Bring Them Back Alive
James 5:19-20 Slip-Sliding Away

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Illustrations
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General
Theme of James
James 1:1-12

James 1:1-18

James 1:2

James 1:2ff

James 1:6

James 1:13-15

James 1:14

James 1:19

James 1:19-2:26

James 1:22

James 1:25

James 1:27

James 2:1ff

James 2:1-4

James 2:1-13

James 2:5

James 2:9

James 2:13

James 2:14

James 2:14-26

James 2:16

James 2:17

James 2:24

James 3:2

James 4:1

James 4:3

James 4:4

James 4:7

James 4:11-12

James 4:13-16

James 4:14

James 4:17

James 5:13-15

James 5:13-16

James 5:13-18

James 5:14-20

James 5:16

IVP Commentary
Intervarsity Press on James

James 1
James 2
James 3
James 4
James 5

Logos.com Sermons
Sermons on James
Includes illustrations
Variable quality - Be a Berean

James 1
James 2
James 3
James 4
James 5

John MacArthur
Excellent Expository Sermons on James
Functions Like a Verse by Verse Commentary
Recommended

James Introduction - Title, Author, Date, Background, Setting, Historical, Theological Themes, Interpretive Challenges, Outline by Chapter/Verse. 
James 1:1 An Introduction to James, Pt. 1
James 1:1 An Introduction to James, Pt. 2

James 1-2 Dead Faith, Part 1

James 1:2-12 How to Endure Trials, Part 2

James 1:2-12 How to Endure Trials, Part 3
James 1:2-12 How to Endure Trials, Part 1

James 1:2: From Trouble to Triumph--Pt 1
James 1:2-4: From Trouble to Triumph--Pt 2
James 1:5-12: From Trouble to Triumph--Pt 1 Study Guide
James 1:5-12: From Trouble to Triumph--Pt 2 Study Guide
James 1:5-12: From Trouble to Triumph--Pt 3 Study Guide

James 1:5-12: From Trouble to Triumph--Pt 3
James 1:13-17: Whose Fault is our Temptation? Study Guide

James 1:13-17: Whose Fault is our Temptation?
James 1:18: Born to Holiness - Study Guide

James 1:18: Born to Holiness

James 1:18-22 Submitting to God's Word

James 1:19-27 Responding to the Word

James 1:19-21 The Belief That Behaves, Pt. 1

James 1:22-25 The Belief That Behaves, Pt. 2
James 1:26-27 The Belief That Behaves, Pt. 3

James 2:1-4 The Evil of Favoritism in the Church, Pt. 1

James 2:5-7 The Evil of Favoritism in the Church, Pt. 2
James 2:8-13 The Evil of Favoritism in the Church, Pt. 3
James 2:14-26 Dead Faith, Part 2
James 2:14-20: Dead Faith
James 2:21-26: Living Faith
James 3:1-5: Taming the Tongue--Pt 1
James 3:5-12: Taming the Tongue--Pt 2

James 3:13-18 Spiritual Wisdom

James 3:13 Earthly and Heavenly Wisdom, Pt. 1

James 3:13 Earthly and Heavenly Wisdom, Pt. 2

James 3:14-18 Earthly and Heavenly Wisdom, Pt. 3

James 4:1-2 The Danger in Being a Friend of the World, Pt. 1

James 4:2-6 The Danger in Being a Friend of the World, Pt. 2

James 4:6-7 Drawing Near to God, Pt. 1

James 4:8-10 Drawing Near to God, Pt. 2

James 4:11 The Blasphemous Sin of Defaming Others, Pt. 1

James 4:11-12 The Blasphemous Sin of Defaming Others, Pt. 2

James 4:13-17 Responding to the Will of God

James 5:1-3 Judgment on the Wicked Rich, Pt. 1
James 5:1-3 Judgment on the Wicked Rich, Pt. 2
James 5:7-11: How to Face Trials Patiently

James 5:12 Stop Swearing

James 5:13-18 The Power of Righteous Praying

James 5:13-18 Bearing Up the Weak in Prayer

James 5:19-20 Saving a Soul from Death

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on James
James 1:4: Patience and Her Work
James 1:5: Divine Wisdom and How to Get It
James 1:12: The Crown
James 1:18: First Fruits of His Creatures
James 1:25: The Perfect Law and Its Doers
James 1:27: Pure Worship
James 2:1: Faith in His Name
James 2:14-23: Faith Without Works
James 2:23: God's Friends
James 3:1-15: A Watch on the Door of the Lips
Thomas Manton
A Practical Exposition of James
In Depth Verse by Verse Comments (>150 pages on James 1!)
(An Estimate of Manton by J. C. Ryle)

Spurgeon's comment on Manton's work - In Manton’s best style. An exhaustive work, as far as the information of the period admitted. Few such books are written now.

Epistle Dedicatory
An Advertisement to the Reader

Prolegomena

James 1

James 2

James 3

James 4

James 5

Joseph Mayor
The Epistle of James
The Greek Text with Introductory Notes and Comments

James Rosscup: First issued in 1892, this commentary of more than 600 pages gives the reader almost 300 pages in introductory explorations about the identity of the writer James, the date (he says near the end of the A. D. 40’s), the relations to other New Testament books, grammar and style, etc. It is a work of towering scholarship and exhaustive detail. From the standpoint of the Greek text it is the best older and one of the best at any time on James. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography)

Table of Contents
The Author

James 1 Commentary

James 2 Commentary

James 3 Commentary

James 4 Commentary

James 5 Commentary

F B Meyer
Our Daily Homily on James
One from Our Daily Walk (ODW)
James 1:27: Unspotted from the World
James 1:27: Pure Religion (ODW)
James 2:5: Hath God Not Chosen the Poor
James 3:2 If Any Man Offend Not in Word
James 4:5: He Jealously Desires the Spirit
James 5:16 The Effectual Fervent Prayer of A Righteous Man

Miscellaneous
Resources on James
Conservative, Evangelical

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Journal Articles Available for Download Free Online
Preaching from the Book of James - George Davis

The Theological Message of James - Simon J Kistemaker

The Law in James - M J Evans

The Christology of James - Robert B Sloan

Christology in the Epistle of James - William R Baker

"A Right Strawy Epistle": Reformation Perspectives on James - Timothy George

Commenting on Commentaries on the Book of James - David Dockery

Dating the Epistles

The Main Theme and Structure of James - William C Varner

 

Suffering in James 1:2-12 - Tracy Howard

James 1:18 and the Offering of First-Fruits - F H Palmer

Mirrors in James 1:22-25 and Plato, Alcibiages 132C-133C - Nicholas Denyer


True Piety in James: Ethical Admonitions and Theological Implications - David Dockery

A Perfect Work: Trials and Sanctification in the Book of James - Ron Julian

 

The Wisdom of James - Robert W Wall

The Wisdom of James - John Burns

The Wisdom of James the Just - Dan G McCartney

The Spectrum of Wisdom and Eschatology in the Epistle of James and 4Q Instruction - Darian Lockett

 

The Soteriology of James 2:14 - Gale Heide

"Saved by Faith [Alone]" in Paul Versus "Not Saved by Faith Alone" in James - Robert H Stein

James 2:14-26: Does James Contradict the Pauline Soteriology? - Robert Rakestraw

James 2:21-24 and the Justification of Abraham - R Bruce Compton

Faith According to the Apostle James - John MacArthur
First Response to "Faith According to the Apostle James" by John F MacArthur, Jr - Earl D Radmacher

Second Response to "Faith According to the Apostle James" by John F MacArthur, Jr - Robert L Saucy

Faith, Works, and the Christian Religion in James 2:14-26 - Mark Proctor

Doctrine of Faith - Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 19, No. 1 (1900), B W Bacon

Mercy Triumphs Over Justice: James 2:13 and the Theology of Faith and Works - William Dyrness

Christ, Community and Salvation in the Epistle of James - Michael J Townsend

 

The Theology of Prayer in James - C. Richard Wells

James' Instructions to Ill Christians - P G Nelson

Will God Heal Us--A Re-Examination of James 5:14-16a - Gary S Shogren

An Exegesis of James 5:14-20 B J Forrester

Cessationism, "The Gifts of Healings," and Divine Healing - Richard Mayhue

 

The Significance of Elijah in James 5:13-18 Keith Warrington

The Waiting Church and Its Duty: James 5:13-18 - Mark a Seifrid


The Rich and Poor in James: Implications for Institutionalized Partiality - Duane Warden

James 5:1-8 Justice for the Poor and Oppressed

The Rich Man in James 2: Does Ancient Patronage Illumine the Text? - Nancy J Vyhmeister

 

Father-God Language and Old Testament Allusions in James - E Y Ng

Best Commentaries on Epistle of James

Commenting on Commentaries on the Book of James - David Dockery

Book Review - James - Craig L Blomberg, Mariam J Kamell-Paul Felix

Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of James by Keith Mathison (note Manton is free)

How to Begin a Commentary Collection - Challies Dot Com

Commentary on James - Best Commentaries Reviews

Top Five James Commentaries - Reading Acts

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Henry Morris

ESV Study Bible - $15 for lifetime online access or free with print version.
ESV MacArthur Study Bible - $20 for lifetime online access

Comment: This online resource allows one to view both the MacArthur Study Bible Notes & ESV Study Bible Notes at the same time & both synchronize with the Scripture! Very nice tool but note that purchase is required. Includes online ESV audio version.

Crossway Publishing

Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible (HCSB Study Bible) - Enter Scripture. Study notes synch with Scripture. Mouse over underlined words pops up the Greek or Hebrew word. Activate this feature by selecting the "Alpha & Omega" Icon on bar above the Scripture. The HCSB is a very well done, literal translation.

Holman Publishing

NET Study Bible Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and  Thomas Constable's notes that synchronize with the Scriptures.

NETBible.org

James: Q & A Format

Don Anderson

James, Theology of - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary

Douglas Moo

James, The Wisdom of Jesus

John Burns

Preaching From the Book of James

George Davis

James 1 Sermons
James 2 Sermons
James 3 Sermons
James 4 Sermons
James 5 Sermons

J Ligon Duncan

James, Epistle of

Dictionary Articles

James - Commenting on the Commentaries
True Piety in James: Ethical Admonitions and Theological Implications

David Dockery

Bible Study Resource Center - Book of James

Michael Fronczak

The Unifying Theme of James - Recommended - Excellent overview

D Edmond Hiebert

Synthetic Bible Studies - James

James Gray

Prayer in the New Testament

Robert Hill

Sermons series on James - Mp3 only but very well done

Steve Kreloff

Analysis of James

John MacArthur

James - The Master's Bible Church- Sermon Series - my quick overview suggests these are an excellent resource (e.g., 21 pages on James 1:2-4!)

Master's Bible Church

Introduction and Notes on the Book of James

J Vernon McGee

Key to James

James Orr

Introduction to James

Wil Pounds

Introduction to James

Myer Pearlman

10 Reasons To Believe In A God Who Allows Suffering  

RBC Booklet

The Christology of James

Robert Sloan

James: The Activity Of Faith

Ray Stedman

A Matter of Life and Death

Cleaning Up the Source

Richard L. Strauss

James Sermon Series

Geoff Thomas

Should a Christian Set Goals?

James: Introduction, Outline, and Argument

Daniel B. Wallace

Van Dine's Analysis of James

James Van Dine

The Theology of Prayer in James

Richard C Wells

COMMENTARIES ON
JAMES
(Alphabetized by Author)

James - Exposition of James - Contents
Spurgeon comments - "Good, plain discourses, for which the author acknowledges his indebtedness to various eminent writers who have discussed the Epistle. Our readers had better make similar discourses of their own—if they can."

John Adam

James - A Devotional Commentary - Nine Tests of Genuine Faith - Pdf (good quotes and illustrations)

Paul Apple

James Commentary

Unknown

Jas 1 Jas 2 Jas 3 Jas 4 Jas 5

Adam Clarke

James Executable Outlines (Sermon Outlines and Commentary)

Mark A Copeland

James Brief Exposition of the Epistle of James

J. N. Darby

James Commentary (shorter comments)

J R Dummelow

James 1 Commentary

James 2 Commentary

James 3 Commentary

James 4 Commentary

James 5 Commentary

C J Ellicott

James- A Chain of Jewels from James and Jude Commentary - 230 page commentary on James - note that beginning on page 231 is a Special Study on the Doctrine of Justification by Faith

James Fream
1965

James Commentary - Annotated Bible - Introduction
Divisions
James 1 Commentary - Trials and The Exercise of Faith

James 2 Commentary - The Royal Law: Faith and Works

James 3 Commentary - The Evils of the Tongue Corrected

James 4 Commentary - Further Exhortations to Right Living

James 5 Commentary - The Coming of the Lord & the Life of Faith

A C Gaebelein

James 1 Commentary

James 2 Commentary

James 3 Commentary

James 4 Commentary

James 5 Commentary

John Gill

Jas 1 Jas 2 Jas 3 Jas 4 Jas 5

Matthew Henry

James Commentary (Plymouth Brethren)

F. B. Hole

James 1 Commentary

James 2 Commentary

James 3 Commentary

James 4 Commentary

James 5 Commentary

Jamieson, F, Brown

James - Lectures Exegetical and Practical - Contents
Spurgeon comments - "A very useful, scholarly, and readable book."

Robert Johnstone

James - Exposition of the Epistle of James

William Kelly

James Commentary - Introduction
James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary

Richard Knowling

James Commentary - Lange's Commentary
Commentary on James 1
Commentary on James 2
Commentary on James 3
Commentary on James 4
Commentary on James 5

J P Lange

James: What faith should do - Easy English

Ian Mackervoy

A Practical Exposition of James - Click for Index

Thomas Manton

James - 53 messages in Mp3s - Thru the Bible
James - All 53 Mp3s on one zipped file (67.4 MB)

J Vernon McGee

James - Introduction
James - Everyman's NT Commentary- Verse by Verse Comments

James Moffatt

James (and Jude) - An Undivided Heart for God - Includes Questions for Small Group study - note that beginning on page 231 is a Special Study on the Doctrine of Justification by Faith

Alan Perkins

James Commentary - Cambridge Bible Commentary
Commentary on James 1
Commentary on James 2
Commentary on James 3
Commentary on James 4
Commentary on James 5

Edward Plumptre

James Commentary - See listing below

Pulpit Commentary

James Commentary NT Commentary for English Readers
James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary

E G Punchard

Commentary on James
Commentary on James 1
Commentary on James 2
Commentary on James 3
Commentary on James 4
Commentary on James 5

James Ropes
(see note below)

James Rosscup comments on the commentary by James Ropes - In this liberal technical work, Ropes decides that the author was not James the Lord’s brother but a teacher in Palestine between A. D. 75 and 125 (49). He devotes pp. 1–115 to introduction. His work is one of the better older ones on details of the Greek text and at times has fairly good input on what a phrase means, such as “the crown of life” in 1:12 (150–52). But Ropes fails to explain how reward as a crown, eternal life, is consistent with eternal life being entirely God’s gift, not by works. At a number of points he is rather flat when he might be clearer. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works. The Woodlands, TX: Kress Christian Publications)

James 1:2, 12  Chapter 1 The Practical Discipline of Life
James 1:5, 6, 7, Chapter 2 Practical Faith

James 1:22-25 Chapter 3 Practical Obedience
James 2:8, 12, Chapter 4 Practical Love
James 3:2, Chapter 5 The Practical Use of the Tongue
James 4:5, 6, Chapter 6 Practical Sanctification
James 5:7, 8, Chapter 7 The Practical Hope of the Lord’s Coming
James 5:16, Chapter 8 Practical Prayer

A B Simpson

The Epistle of James

Hamilton Smith

Practical Exposition of the General Epistles
Contents
James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary

John B Sumner
1840

Introduction
James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary

Bob Utley

James Commentary (American Baptist Publication Society)
Introduction
Outline
James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary

Edwin Winkler

JAMES 1

Consider It All Joy

How to Identify Yourself (James 1:1)

How to Weather Hardships (James 1:2-8)

God Works Through Trials (James 1:1-13)

How to Receive Graciously (James 1:19-27)

Greg Herrick

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

-- 

Jeff Miller

James 1 - Survey Sermon with illustrations Rich Cathers
James 1 Multiple Illustrations

James 1

Dave Guzik

James 1:1-20 Comments - Excellent

Lehman Strauss

Suffering in James 1:2-12

Tracy Howard

James 1:2 When the Going Gets Rough - Booklet RBC
James 1:2-4 The Life of the Christian - Its Testing G Campbell Morgan
James 1:2-3 Joy in the Hour of Temptation
James 1:8 The Divided Heart
F B Meyer
James 1 Final Exam
James 1:1-5 Wall-Bangers Anonymous
James 1:3 Under Pressure
James 1:4 The Perfecting Storm!
James 1:5 Hitting the Rapids
Joe Stowell
Introduction
James 1:1-8 Suffering Successfully - Pt 1
James 1:9-27 Suffering Successfully - Pt 21
Dave Roper
James 1:1: The Writer, Recipients & Greeting
James 1:2-4: Trials and the Believer
Gil Rugh
James 1:1-8 How Do I Look?
James 1:9-11 Keeping Up With the Joneses
James 1:12-18 Don't Blame Me
James 1:19-27 The Real Thing
Danny Hall
James 1:2 When the Going Gets Tough - RBC Booklet RBC
James 1:2-4: There is No Growth Without Struggle   Ray Pritchard
James 1:2-4 - Sermon with many illustrations Rich Cathers

James 1:1 An Introduction to James,  1
James 1:1 An Introduction to James,  2

James 1-2 Dead Faith, Part 1

James 1:2-12 How to Endure Trials,  2

James 1:2-12 How to Endure Trials,  3
James 1:2-12 How to Endure Trials,  1

James 1:19-27 Responding to the Word

James 1:19-21 The Belief That Behaves, 1

James 1:22-25 The Belief That Behaves, 2

John MacArthur
James 1:2-4 Triumphant in Trials Lowell Johnson
James 1:2-11 Seeing Suffering From God's Point Of View Doug Goins
James 1:2: From Trouble to Triumph - Pt 1
James 1:2-4: From Trouble to Triumph - Pt 2
John MacArthur
James 1;2-4: All Joy in All Trials (Sermon) C H Spurgeon
James 1;2-4: Patience and Her Perfect Work (Part 1)
Patience and Her Perfect Work (Part 2)
J C Philpot
James 1:4: Patience and Her Work Alexander Maclaren
James 1:4: Daily Help (Devotional) C H Spurgeon
James 1:5 Load Limits
James 1:5 The Safety Zone
Joe Stowell
James 1:4 Becoming Entirely His Oswald Chambers
James 1:5-8: Wising Up Dave Roper
James 1:5: Divine Wisdom and How to Get It Alexander Maclaren
James 1:5: Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers (Sermon)
James 1:5: Wisdom for the Asking (Devotional)
C H Spurgeon
James 1:5-8: Seeking Wisdom
James 1:9-12: Rich and Poor Believers
Gil Rugh
James 1:5-8: Wising Up
James 1:9-11: The Poor Rich and the Rich Poor
Dave Roper
James 1:5-12: From Trouble to Triumph - Pt 3 John MacArthur
James 1:6 Protocol Joe Stowell
James 1:6,7 A Warning to Waverers
James 1:12 A Discourse Upon True Blessedness Here and Hereafter
James 1:12 The Tried Man the Blessed Man - Sermon Notes
C H Spurgeon
James 1:12-18 The Greatest Philanthropist Alan Carr
James 1:12 When the Going Gets Tough Joe Stowell
James 1:12: The Crown Alexander Maclaren
James 1:12 Mark of Divine Approval (Devotional) C H Spurgeon
James 1:12-18: Why Temptation?
James 1:19-25: The Law That sets You Free
James 1:26-27: Little Things Mean a Lot
Dave Roper
James 1:13-15: Facing Temptation Gil Rugh
James 1:17 The Good Gifts of the Father - in depth James Hastings
James 1:12 When the Going Gets Tough
James 1:17 Hey, Where'd You Get That?
James 1:17 Joyful Living

James 1:17 Hey You in the Corner
James 1:17 Shattered Strength
James 1:22 The Truth...For Jesus' Sake
James 1:27 Hey, You Can't Eat Ketchup In That
Joe Stowell
Strength for the Journey
James 1:18: First Fruits of His Creatures Alexander Maclaren
James 1:19 What Was That I Never Heard You Say? Ray Pritchard
James 1:19 ; James 1:20; James 1:21; James 1:22; James 1:23; James 1:24; James 1:25; James 1:26; James 1:27 On Site Notes
James 1:19,26 Taming the Tongue Brian Bill
James 1:16-18: The Source of Every Perfect Gift
James 1:19-21: Be Humble and Slow to Anger
Gil Rugh
James 1:22 The Truth for Jesus' Sake Joe Stowell
James 1:23, 24 The Mirror of Truth
James 1:27 The Development of Christian Character
F B Meyer
James 1:21, 22 Before Sermon, At Sermon and After Sermon - Pdf
James 1:23-25 The Looking-Glass - Pdf
James 1:27 Charity and Purity
C H Spurgeon
James 1:25: The Perfect Law and Its Doers Alexander Maclaren
James 1:22-25: Doers of the Word"
James 1:26-27: Activity Acceptable to God
Gil Rugh
James 1:27: Pure Worship Alexander Maclaren

JAMES 2

James 2 Multiple Illustrations

James 2

Dave Guzik
James 2-3 Sermon with Word Studies and Illustrations Rich Cathers
James 2:1: Faith in His Name Alexander Maclaren

James 2:1-4 The Evil of Favoritism in the Church 1

James 2:5-7 The Evil of Favoritism in the Church 2
James 2:14-26 Dead Faith, Part 2

John MacArthur
James 2:1-7: Show No Partiality Gil Rugh
James 2:1-13: Friends in Low Places Dave Roper
James 2:10: The Law and the Gospel

Oswald Chambers

James 2:8-13: Free to Do God's Will
James 2:14-17: The Role of Faith and Works
Gil Rugh
James 2:14-23: Faith Without Works Alexander Maclaren
James 2:14-26: How To Energize Our Faith: Reconsidering The Meaning Of James 2:14-26 John F. Hart

James 2:14-16: Does James Contradict Paul?

John Piper

James 2:14-26: Does James Contradict the Pauline Soteriology

Robert V Rakestraw

James 2:14-26: A Faith That Works Dave Roper
James 2:14-20: Dead Faith John MacArthur
James 2:14-26 - Sermon with illustrations Rich Cathers

James 2:14 ; James 2:15; James 2:16; James 2:17; James 2:18; James 2:19; James 2:20; James 2:21; James 2:22; James 2:23; James 2:24; James 2:25; James 2:26

On Site Notes
James 2:17: Fruitless Faith
James 2:19 The devils also believe (Devotional)
C H Spurgeon
James 2:18-20: Saving Faith Produces Works Gil Rugh
James 2:19: How to Know if You are a Real Christian Jonathan Edwards

James 2:19 The Faith of Demons
How to you reconcile James 2 with salvation apart from works
James 214-26 Quotes (eg  - Belief and Behavior—If you don’t live it, you don’t believe it)

John F. Hart

What is Saving Faith?

What is Saving Faith?

What is Saving Faith?

Ray Pritchard
James 2:21-26: Living Faith John MacArthur
James 2:21-26: Faith Which Justifies is Not Alone Gil Rugh
James 2:23: God's Friends Alexander Maclaren
Romans 3:28 and Jas 2:24: A Comparison Daniel B. Wallace
James 2:24: And Not by Faith Only the Unanimity of Paul and James J C Philpot
James 2:26 Practical Christianity F B Meyer

JAMES 3

James 3 Multiple Illustrations

James 3

Dave Guzik
James 3 Sermon with Word Studies and Illustrations Rich Cathers
James 3:1: The Responsibility of Teachers Gil Rugh
James 3:1-15: A Watch on the Door of the Lips Alexander Maclaren
James 3:1-5: Taming the Tongue--Pt 1 John MacArthur
James 3:1-12  The Tell Tale Tongue Dave Roper
James 3:2-6: Control the Tongue Gil Rugh
James 3:5-12: Taming the Tongue--Pt 2 John MacArthur
James 3:10 Back Seat Serenade Joe Stowell
Bible.org
James 3:7-12: Tame the Tongue
James 3:13-16: Wisdom and Understanding
James 3:17-18: Wisdom from Above
Gil Rugh

James 3:13-18 Spiritual Wisdom

James 3:13 Earthly and Heavenly Wisdom 1

James 3:13 Earthly and Heavenly Wisdom 2

James 3:14-18 Earthly and Heavenly Wisdom 3

John MacArthur

JAMES 4

James 4 Multiple Illustrations

James 4 

Dave Guzik
James 4-5 Sermon with Word Studies and Illustrations Rich Cathers

James 4:1-2 Danger in Being a Friend of the World 1

James 4:2-6 Danger in Being a Friend of the World 2

James 4:6-7 Drawing Near to God  1

James 4:8-10 Drawing Near to God 2

James 4:11 Blasphemous Sin of Defaming Others 1

James 4:11-12 Blasphemous Sin of Defaming Others 2

James 4:13-17 Responding to the Will of God

John MacArthur
James 4:1-3: Quarrels and Conflicts
James 4:4-6: A Dangerous Friendship
Gil Rugh
James 4:1-10 - Sermon with many illustrations Rich Cathers
James 4:1-10 Steps To A Victorious Prayer Life Alan Carr
James 4:2-3 Ask and Have - Pdf C H Spurgeon
James 4:3 Ask and It Shall Be Given - from "With Christ in the School of Prayer" Andrew Murray
James 4:4 Whose Side Are You On? Joe Stowell
James 4:6.  More and More - Sermon Notes
James 4:7-10 The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Peace - Pdf
C H Spurgeon
James 4:6 In Depth Commentary On Site
James 4:6: Grace for the humble (Devotional) C H Spurgeon
James 4:7-10: Draw Near to God Gil Rugh
James 4:7: Unconditional Surrender C H Spurgeon
James 4:8: Drawing Near to God (Devotional) C H Spurgeon
James 4:8: The Authority Of Reality

Oswald Chambers

James 4:11-12: Playing God And Other Perils Dave Roper
James 4:11-12: Do Not Judge
James 4:13-17: Let Plans Include 'God Willing
Gil Rugh
James 4:13-17  Avoiding Future Mistakes
James 4:13-17 A Y2K Plan For The Future
Alan Carr
James 4:13-17 Dealing with the Future Brian Bill
James 4:13-17: God's Will About the Future C H Spurgeon
James 4:13-16: If the Lord Wills John Piper
James 4:14 Like There's No Tomorrow Joe Stowell
James 4:14 What is Your Life? - Pdf C H Spurgeon
James 4:18 Traveling Merchants James Freeman

JAMES 5

James 5 Multiple Illustrations

James 5

Dave Guzik
James 5 Sermon with Word Studies and Illustrations Rich Cathers
James 5:1-6: Worldly Riches are Temporary
James 5:7-11: Be Patient and Do Not Complain
Gil Rugh

James 5:1-3 Judgment on the Wicked Rich, Pt. 1

John MacArthur
James 5:7-11: How to Face Trials Patiently John MacArthur
James 5:7-8: A Visit to the Harvest Field (Sermon)
James 5:8: It Will Not Be Long (Devotional)
C H Spurgeon
James 5:11: The Pearl of Patience (Sermon) C H Spurgeon
James 5:11 The Pity of the Lord-The Comfort of the Afflicted C H Spurgeon

James 5:12 Stop Swearing

James 5:13-18 The Power of Righteous Praying

James 5:13-18 Bearing Up the Weak in Prayer

James 5:19-20 Saving a Soul from Death

John MacArthur
Bible.org
James 5:12: The Use of an Oath
James 5:13-15: Pray for the Sick
Gil Rugh
James 5:13-18 The Believer And His Prayer Life Alan Carr
James 5:13-16: Praying For the Sick 
James 5:13-16: Praying For the Sick - Part 2
James 5:13-16: Praying For the Sick - May, 2000
Ray Pritchard
Does God Want Me Well? James 5:13-16: Questions on Healing RBC Booklet
James 5:16  The Prayer of a Righteous Man- in depth James Hastings
James 5:13-16  How to Pray for Healing Brian Bill
James 5:16: Pray for One Another (Devotional) C H Spurgeon
James 5:16-18: Prayer Can Accomplish Much Gil Rugh
James 5:16-20: Sickness and Sin John Piper
James 5:17 Turning Passion into Prayer F B Meyer
James 5:19, 20 To Sabbath School Teachers & Other Soul Winners - Pdf C H Spurgeon
James 5:19-20: Do Not Stray from the Truth Gil Rugh
James 5:19-20: Conversion C H Spurgeon
Robert Morgan
Sermons on James
James 1 & 2 Three Dimensions of Faith
James 1:1-5 Count it All Joy
James 1:9-11 Humble Circumstances
James 1:12 Blessed Perseverance 
James 1:13-18 Don't Celebrate the Wrong Birthday 
James 1:19-21 Three Platinum Rules 
James 1:22-27 The Miracle Mirror 
James 2:1-13 The Royal Law of Scripture 
James 2:14-26 Faith That's Worth Something 
James 2:26 Whatever You Do 
James 3:1-12 The Power of Our Words 
James 3:13-18 Wisdom From Above
James 4:1-7a Fights and Quarrels 
James 4:1-10 Drawing Near 
James 4:11-12 Fussin', Feudin' and Fightin'
James 4:13-17 Lord Willing

James 5:1-11 The Judge is at the Door
James 5:13-16 The Sick and the Afflicted
James 5:16-18 Praying Up a Storm
James 5:19-20 Not a Moment to be Lost
Net Bible Notes
on James

 

Comment:  These are more technical notes on the New English Translation, but often yield some very useful insights. The NET Bible is synchronized with the NET Notes, Constable's Commentary, relevant articles on the Bible.org website and 10 parallel translations. Here are some basic instructions on how to use the free online NETBible Notes - First click this link (you may want to open in a new window to follow the instructions - Hold you pointer over this link and click your Right Mouse button to open menu - choose "Open in New Window"). First notice that at the top there a tab or box labeled "Matthew 1". Click the down arrow on the left side, select book and then the chapter of interest. The Scripture opens to that Book and Chapter and the NETBible Notes automatically synch with the Scripture. Note that instead of the NETBible notes you can select Constable's Notes which also automatically synch as you scroll down the NETBible Scriptures. Click on the Grk/Heb tab and hold your pointer over the Greek (or Hebrew) words to highlight the English word in the NETBible (or hold pointer over the English word to see the corresponding Greek/Hebrew word). The Articles tab also synchronizes with the NETBible and retrieves articles found at Bible.org that mention the NETBible verse you are studying (articles open in a new window). You can increase or decrease the font size by holding down your Control Key and scrolling your Mouse wheel up or down. Now double click on a word like "Abraham" in 1:2 and note that you have a choice to view one of several dictionary articles on Abraham. Notice also that when you click on Abraham, the Articles tab automatically looks up articles that contain the specific chapter/verse associated with the name you clicked (in this case the Articles tab synchs with Mt 1:2NET). The Names tab gives brief descriptions of names (persons and places) mentioned in the text (Interesting!)  Finally, click the "Parallel" tab to compare 10 different Bible translations! There is more but this should get you started!

James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary

Phil Newton
Sermons on James
Well Done

James 1:1-4 The Path to Maturity

James 1:5-8 The Keys to Maturity

James 1:9-12 The Blessedness of Adversity

James 1:13-16 A Strange Birth

James 1:17-18 All of God

James 1:19-25 The Christian and the Word of God

James 1:26-27 Religion Analyzed

James 2:1-13 Blind Faith

James 2:14-26 Real Faith

James 3:1-5 Tongue Care

James 3:5-12 A Little Fire

James 3:13-18 Two Worlds

James 4:1-5 Diagnosing Trouble

James 4:6-10 Walking by Grace

James 4:11-12 Hold Your Tongue!

James 4:13-17 Deo Volente

James 5:1-6 Rotting Riches

James 5:7-11 Patient Endurance

James 5:12 Straight Talk

James 5:13-16 Prayer and Healing

James 5:16-18 Effective Prayer

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary
Book of James
James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary
Our Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class
Devotionals on James
Updated through August, 2012

James 1:1-13 Doing Well
James 1:1-8 Praying Sheep
James 1:1-8 Our Influence

James 1:1-8 Ask Me Now

James 1:1-12 Joyful Trials

James 1:1-11 If Day

James 1:2 Growing Pains

James 1:2-4 Driving In The Dark

James 1:2 Pain's Purpose
James 1:2 Wall-Bangers Anonymous
James 1:2 Two Sides Of The Coin

James 1:2 Turning Trials Into Triumphs

James 1:2 Better With Than Without

James 1:2-3 Higher Math
James 1:2-3 Happy Adversity?

James 1:2-4 Banged Up But Better
James 1:2-4 Hitting the Rapids
James 1:2-4 When You're Down
James 1:2-4 Getting In Shape
James 1:2-4 Raku
James 1:2-4 Hope for a Mudder

James 1:2-5 When Things Go Wrong

James 1:2-4 Flyleaf Wisdom

James 1:2-18 Imperfect Gifts

James 1:3 Rugged And Ready
James 1:3 Soil Preparation

James 1:3 Great Preachers
James 1:3 Short & Full Of Trouble

James 1:5 Growing Wise
James 1:5 Common Sense
James 1:5 Come to Me
James 1:5 Riding A Rollercoaster
James 1:5-7 SPEM Prayer
James 1:11 Enough

James 1:12 The Forest And The Tree
James 1:12 The Forest And The Tree-2
James 1:12 Off The Treadmill

James 1:12 Count It All Joy
James 1:12-15 Cookies or Radishes
James 1:12-18 Consider the Source

James 1:13 No Excuses
James 1:13 Blaming God

James 1:13 Looking To Jesus
James 1:13 The Ways Of God

James 1:13-22 Humbly Receive

James 1:15 Pet Sins

James 1:15 My Sin

James 1:15 Full-Grown Trouble

James 1:16-17 Poisoned Well

James 1:17 Doubting God
James 1:17 Imperfect Gifts
James 1:17 Gifts Without Guilt
James 1:17 The Sensuous Christian
James 1:17 Winds Of Love
James 1:17 Who's Behind It?
James 1:17 A Balanced Attitude

James 1:17 Joyful Living

James 1:18 Empty-Handed

James 1:19 Talk Low, Talk Slow

James 1:19 Forgetting Ourselves

James 1:19 Love By Listening

James 1:19 Do You Talk Too Much?

James 1:19-27 The Ushpizzin

James 1:19-27 Granville Sharp

James 1:21 Recovering Sinners
James 1:21 “Garbage Mary”
James 1:21 For Now And Forever
James 1:21-25 What Will I Do?

James 1:21-27 A New Perspective

James 1:22 What Matters Most
James 1:22 Stay Home And Keep Them
James 1:22 Megan’s Heart
James 1:22 Active Compassion
James 1:22 Let's Not Kid Ourselves

James 1:22 Learn And Live

James 1:22 Hearing And Doing
James 1:22 Hearing And Doing -2

James 1:22 Voice-Activated
James 1:22 More Than Know-How

James 1:22 Hearers And Heeders

James 1:22 Use It Or Lose It

James 1:22 I’m Innocent!

James 1:22-23 The Mirror

James 1:26 Words—Do They Matter?

James 1:27 The Value Of 'Vermin'
James 1:27 Orphans And Widows
James 1:27 Hey You Can't Eat Ketchup

James 2:1 Sin Of The Skin
James 2:1 Looks And Life
James 2:1 No Partiality

James 2:1ff A Matter Of Credentials

James 2:1-13 A Misleading Impression

James 2:1-9 Integrity—Is It Possible?

James 2:1-9 The Outcast

James 2:1 Looks And Life
James 2:1 Cemetery Walk
James 2:1"The Underbird"

James 2:1 Welcome?
James 2:1 Doing Well

James 2:1-9  Garlic And Sapphires

James 2:10 Good But Guilty

James 2:10 God's Mercy System
James 2:14-17 A Loan To The Lord
James 2:14-18 Love In Action
James 2:14-20 A Heart For The Homeless

James 2:14-26 Faith At Work
James 2:14-26 Faith With Works
James 2:14-20 Who's Going To Heaven?
James 2:15-16 A Time for Action
James 2:18 Roll 'em Up

James 2:18 Lightning And Thunder
James 2:20 Faith That Works

James 2:22 Walking Our Faith
James 2:22 Because of Love
James 2:23 The Best Friend

James 2:26 Faith That Works
James 2:26 Jailed To Free Others
James 2:26 Parking Lot Christianity

James 3:1-13 Exaggeration

James 3:1-12 Little Things
James 3:1-12 Careless Speech

James 3:4-6 A Word From The Wise
James 3:6 What Does It Really Mean?

James 3:5 Small Spark, Big Fire

James 3:8 Taming A Tiger
James 3:8 Taming The Tongue

James 3:8 Small Thing, Big Impact
James 3:8 Hold Your Tongue

James 3:8 A Battle Over Words
James 3:8 Why Does It Matter?

James 3:8 The Tongue That Defiles

James 3:9 Twice Is Once Too Many

James 3:9-10 It’s All About The Heart

James 3:10 Olives On A Fig Tree
James 3:10 Word Watch

James 3:14 A Matter Of Pride

James 3:14 The Sign

James 3:16 Where Does It All Begin?

James 3:17 Which Wisdom?
James 3:17 Celebrate The Man
James 3:17 Only A Rivet
James 3:17 No Trouble
James 3:17 A Wall Of Words

James 3:17 Speak And Do

James 3:17 The Pure And Gentle Way
James 3:17 Level Ground

James 3:17 A Walk In The Park

James 4:1 Anger Management

James 4:1-12 Cut Down to Size

James 4:1-10 Strings, Rings, Troublesome Things

James 4:1-10 I Shall Not Want

James 4:1-3 The Wisdom of Motives

James 4:3 Something Far Better
James 4:3 Do We Expect An Answer?

James 4:3 Selfish Prayers
James 4:3 A Kitten For The Asking

James 4:3 Letters To God

James 4:6 No Greater Love!
James 4:6 Cut Down To Size

James 4:6 A Strong Finish

James 4:6 God Of New Beginnings

James 4:6-10 Prepared For His Presence

James 4:7 Flee!
James 4:7 Hawks and Lions!

James 4:7 Shooing Satan

James 4:7 The Tipping Point

James 4:7-8 Cookies Or Radishes?

James 4:7-8 The Forest And The Tree

James 4:7-10 Two Words

James 4:8 Spiritual Cleansing

James 4:8 Scrubbed Clean

James 4:8-9 Sin Is Serious

James 4:9 Dry Eyes
James 4:9 Connecting With God
James 4:1-10 Me First

James 4:10 Path To Humility

James 4:11 Trash Disposal

James 4:13-17 A Vase Full Of Good Intentions

James 4:13-17 Two Calls

James 4:13-17 Harvest Home

James 4:13-17 Who's In Control?

James 4:13-17 How To Face Another Day

James 4:13-17 For A Limited Time
James 4:13-17 Facing the Future

James 4:13-17 The Other Side
James 4:13-17 Uncontrollable Unexpected

James 4:14 Life's Uncertainty
James 4:14 The Brevity Of Life

James 4:14 A Vanishing Vapor
James 4:14 Will You Live To Be 100?

James 4:14 Will You Be Around?
James 4:14 Tomorrow's Terrors

James 4:14 An Uncertain Future
James 4:14 Spend Them Wisely

James 4:14 "Nothing Is Ever Sure"

James 4:14 What Will You Write?

James 4:15 Flexibility

James 4:17 We Know
James 4:17 Failing To Do Right

James 5:3 Power To Persevere

James 5:3 Money Trouble
James 5:3 Sharing The Wealth

James 5:7 Patiently Waiting

James 5:8 It's Late!

James 5:8 Harvest Home

James 5:8 Cheering Each Other On

James 5:11 Power To Persevere

James 5:13 Pray First!

James 5:13-16 It's The Knees

James 5:13-16 Five-Finger Prayers

James 5:16 Pinpointing Prayer
James 5:16 The Power Of Prayer

James 5:16 Our Prayer & God's Power

James 5:16 Pay To Pray?

James 5:16 The Pretender

James 5:16 Prayer's Effects

James 5:16 Giving Yourself Away

James 5:16 The Quarter In Your Pocket

James 5:20 Danger Ahead!
James 5:20 The Dalton Gang

Joseph Parker
Comments on James
from The People's Bible

James 1 God's Gifts
James 1:19-27 The Word of Truth
James 1:27 Practical Religion
James 2:1-9 The Royal Law
James 2:10-26 The Broken Law
James 4:14 What is Your Life?
James 5:11 Curious Identifications

John Piper
Sermons on James
Updated 2/24/14

James 1:26-2:13 The Peril of Partiality

James 1:26-27: Visiting Orphans
James 2:14-16: Does James Contradict Paul?
James 4:1-10: Where Does Child-Killing Come From?
James 4:2: Abortion: You Desire and Do Not Have: So You Kill
James 4:7 Resist the Devil!

James 4:13-16: If the Lord Wills
James 5:13-18: The Elders, the People, and the Prayer of Faith
James 5:16-20: Sickness and Sin

Preacher's Homiletical Commentary
James

Interesting Resource - comments, homiletics, notes, sermon sketches

James Introduction
James 1 Commentary
James 2 Commentary
James 3 Commentary
James 4 Commentary
James 5 Commentary

Pulpit Commentary
James
Expositional Comments, Homiletics, Homilies

James 1 Expositional Commentary

James 1:1-4 A Joyful Salutation for a Time of Adversity
James 1:1 The Writer and His Work
James 1:2-4 The Strange Paradox

James 1:2-4 Temptation As Cause for Joy
James 1:5-8 The Need for Wisdom
James 1:9-12 The Only True Ground of Boasting
James 1:9-11 The Glory of Manhood in Christ
James 1:9-11 The Poor and the Rich Brother
James 1:9-12 The Only True Ground of Boasting
James 1:12-15 The Natural History of Evil
James 1:12-18 Temptation and Its History

James 1:16, 17 All Good is From God
James 1:17 The Father of Lights: A Sermon to Children
James 1:18 The Chief Good is From God
James 1:19-27 Deeds, Not Words
James 1:19-27 The Law of New Life
James 1:19-21 The Reception of the Word
James 1:22-25 Hearers and Doers
James 1:26, 27 The True Ritualism


James 2 Expositional Commentary

James 2:1-13 Respect of Persons is Consistent With the First Principles of Christianity
James 2:1-13 Respect of Persons
James 2:1-7 Respect of Persons
James 2:5 Worldly Poverty is By No Means Inconsistent With True Riches
James 2:8-11 Stumbling in One Point
James 2:12, 13 Law and Judgment

James 2:13 The Character of Mercy
James 2:14-19 Works the Test of Faith
James 2:14-26 Faith and Works
James 2:14-26 Faith and Works
James 2:20-26 Justification by Faith and Works

 

James 3 Expositional Commentary
James 3:1-2 A Dissuasive from Ambition to Teach

James 3:1-12 Speech
James 3:1-12 The Ethics of Speech
James 3:2-6 The Power of the Tongue
James 3:7-12 The Tongue Ungovernable and Inconsistent
James 3:13-16 False Wisdom
James 3:13-18 Wisdom
James 3:13-18 Wisdom, True and False

James 3:17-18 True Wisdom

 

James 4 Expositional Commentary

James 4:1 The Origin of Strife and Conflict Sought in Selfish Lust
James 4:1-3 Wars and Fightings
James 4:1-10 War or Peace?
James 4:2,3 Ye Ask Amiss, That Ye May Spend it on Your Pleasures
James 4:4 The Friendship with the World is Enmity with God
James 4:4-6 Worldliness Enmity with God
James 4:7-10 Submission to God
James 4:8 Draw Night to God

James 4:10 Humble Yourselves in the Sight of God
James 4:11, 12 The Sin of Detraction
James 4:11, 12 Evil Speaking and Evil Judging
James 4:11, 12 Judgment, Human and Divine
James 4:13-17 The Uncertainty of Human Plans and Schemes
James 4:13-17 Man Proposes, but God Disposes
James 4:13-17 What is Your Life?
James 4:17 The Greatness of Sins of Omission

 

James 5 Expositional Commentary

James 5:1-6 The Judgment on Selfishness
James 5:1-6 The Doom of Misused Wealth
James 5:1-6 The Judgments Coming Upon the Wicked Rich
James 5:7,8 Long-suffering in View of Christ's Coming
James 5:7-11 Four Considerations Moving the Christian to Patience
James 5:7-11 The Coming of the Lord
James 5:9-11 Bear and Forbear
James 5:12 Warning Against the Sin of Swearing
James 5:12 Against Swearing
James 5:12 Simplicity of Speech
James 5:13 The Power of Divine Worship
James 5:13-15 Prayer and Praise As a Medicine
James 5:13-18 The Life in God
James 5:14-18 The power of Intercessory Prayer

James 5:16-18 Mutual Confession and Prayer
James 5:19,20 The Conversion of a Sinner
James 5:19,20 The Salvation of a Soul

A. T. Robertson
 Word Pictures on James
Greek Word Studies

James 1
James 2
James 3
James 4
James 5

A T Robertson's
Practical and Social Aspects of Christianity
The Wisdom of James - A Commentary

James 1:1a James the Servant of God
James 1:1b To the Twelve Tribes
James 1:2-11 Joy of Trial
James 1:12-18  The Way in Temptation
James 1:19-27 The Practice of the Word of God
James 2:1-13 Class Prejudice
James 2:14-26 The Appeal to Life
James 3:1-12 The Tongues of Teachers
James 3:13-18 The True Wise Man
James 4:1-12 The Outer and the Inner Life
James 4:13-5:6 God and Business
James 5:7-20 Perseverance and Prayer

Don Robinson
Expository Messages
 on James

James 1:1-12 Reasons for Trials
James 1:4 Marks of a Christian: Patience
James 1:13-18 The Source of Temptation
James 1:19-27 How to Conquer Temptation
James 1:19-27 Pure Religion

James 1:22 Ministry: Put it in Action

James 1:22-24 The Mirror of God's Word

James 2:1-13 A Respecter of Persons

James 2:23 How To Be A Friend Of God

James 2:19-26 Genuine Faith

James 2:14-26 Faith and Works

James 3:1-12 The Tongue

James 3:13-18 True Wisdom

James 4:1-10 Warfare

James 4:4 Question of Friendship

James 4:14 Tremendous Thoughts

James 4:13-14 Making Our Life Count for Christ

James 4:13-14 The Problem with Tomorrow

James 4:11-17 Losing the War

James 5:1-6 Warnings to the Rich

James 5:7-11 Warnings about Patience

James 5:12-20 God's Rx for a Blessed Life

Dave Roper
Expository Messages
 on James
If the Epistle is ‘of straw’ then there is within that straw a very hearty firm, nourishing, but as yet uninterpreted and unthreshed grain.—Johann Gottfried Herder
Introduction
James 1:1-8 Suffering Successfully - Pt 1
James 1:9-27 Suffering Successfully - Pt 2
James 1:5-8: Wising Up
James 1:9-11: The Poor Rich and the Rich Poor

James 1:12-18: Why Temptation?
James 1:19-25: The Law That sets You Free
James 1:26-27: Little Things Mean a Lot
James 2:1-13: The Case Of The Nearsighted Usher
James 2:1-13: Friends in Low Places
James 2:14-26: A Faith That Works
James 3:1-12: The Tell Tale Tongue
James 3:1 The Teacher, The Tongue And Two Kinds Of Wisdom
James 4:1-10 War and Peace
James 4 How to Handle Strife
James 4:11-5:11: Playing God And Other Perils

James 5:12-20 Swearing, Praying And Caring

Gil Rugh
Sermons on James

James 1:1: The Writer, Recipients & Greeting
James 1:2-4: Trials and the Believer
James 1:5-8: Seeking Wisdom
James 1:9-12: Rich and Poor Believers
James 1:13-15: Facing Temptation
James 1:16-18: The Source of Every Perfect Gift
James 1:19-21: Be Humble and Slow to Anger
James 1:22-25: Doers of the Word"
James 1:26-27: Activity Acceptable to God
James 2:1-7: Show No Partiality
James 2:8-13: Free to Do God's Will
James 2:14-17: The Role of Faith and Works
James 2:18-20: Saving Faith Produces Works
James 2:21-26: Faith Which Justifies is Not Alone
James 3:1: The Responsibility of Teachers

James 3:2-6: Control the Tongue
James 3:7-12: Tame the Tongue
James 3:13-16: Wisdom and Understanding
James 3:17-18: Wisdom from Above
James 4:1-3: Quarrels and Conflicts
James 4:4-6: A Dangerous Friendship
James 4:7-10: Draw Near to God
James 4:11-12: Do Not Judge
James 4:13-17: Let Plans Include 'God Willing
James 5:1-6: Worldly Riches are Temporary
James 5:7-11: Be Patient and Do Not Complain
James 5:12: The Use of an Oath
James 5:13-15: Pray for the Sick
James 5:16-18: Prayer Can Accomplish Much
James 5:19-20: Do Not Stray from the Truth

Charles Simeon
Sermons on James
(Over 100 pages of Sermon Material)

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

James 1:2-4 The Duty of Patience
James 1:2-4 The Way to Obtain True Wisdom
James 1:8 The Double Minded Man Exposed

James 1:9-10 The Effects os Religion on the Different Orders of Society

James 1:12 The Testimony of God Respecting His Tempted People

James 1:13-15 Sin the Offspring of Our Own Hearts

James 1:16-17 God the Only Source of All Good

James 1:18 Regeneration - Its Author, Means and End

James 1:25 The Reward of Obeying the Gospel

James 1:26 Self-Deceit Exposed

James 1:27 Pure and Undefiled Religion Described

James 2:5 God's Distinguished Regard for the Poor

James 2:12 The Law of Liberty

James 2:4 Justification by Works Explained

James 3:2 The Best of Men but Weak and Frail

James 3:6 The Evils of the Tongue

James 3:13 Influence of Wisdom Upon the Conduct

James 3:17 The Nature of True Religion

James 4:4 Friendship of the World is Enmity with God

James 4:8-10 Repentance Urged

James 4:13-14The Folly of Undue Security

James 4:17 Sins of Omission Considered

James 5:7, 8 Patient Perservance Urged

James 5:9 The Nearness of Judgment

James 5:11 The Patience of Job

James 5:16 The Efficacy of Fervent Prayer

James 5:19, 20 Conversion of a Sinner A Great Benefit

Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes on James

Click Sermon Notes for following Titles

James 1:2-4 Temptation
James 1:2
James 1:4 Becoming Mature
James 1:13-15 Powerful Forces and Pressures to Sin
James 1:22-25 Doers of the Word
James 1:22-25
James 1:22-27
James 3:15 Worldly Wisdom
James 4:4 Enemies of God
James 5:16 Effectual and Fervent Prayer
James 5:17, 18 The Man God Uses

C. H. Spurgeon
All of his Sermons on James
James 1;2-4: All Joy in All Trials
James 1:5: Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
James 1:6,7 A Warning to Waverers
James 1:12 A Discourse Upon True Blessedness Here and Hereafter
James 1:12 The Tried Man the Blessed Man - Sermon Notes
James 1:18 A Kind of Firstfruits
James 1:21, 22 Before Sermon, At Sermon and After Sermon
James 1:22-25 Two Sorts of Hearers
James 1:23-25 The Looking-Glass
James 1:27 Charity and Purity
James 2:17: Fruitless Faith

James 3:12 Figs and Olive Berries
James 4:2-3 Ask and Have
James 4:6. More and More
James 4:6.  More and More - Sermon Notes
James 4:7: Unconditional Surrender
James 4:7-10 The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Peace
James 4:8 A Command and a Promise
James 4:6. Double Drawing Nigh (Near)

James 4:13-17: God's Will About the Future

James 4:14 Pictures of Life
James 4:14 What is Your Life?

James 5:7-8: A Visit to the Harvest Field
James 5:11: The Pearl of Patience
James 5:11 The Pitifulness of the Lord the Comfort of the Afflicted

James 5:19-20: Conversion
James 5:19, 20 To Sabbath School Teachers & Other Soul Winners
C H Spurgeon
Devotionals on James
Morning and Evening & Faith's Checkbook

James 1:4: Daily Help
James 1:5: Wisdom for the Asking

James 1:12 Mark of Divine Approval
James 2:19 The devils also believe
James 4:6: Grace for the humble
James 5:8: It Will Not Be Long
James 5:16: Pray for One Another

James 1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

James 4 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John Stevenson
Studies in the Epistle of James

James - Introduction to the Epistle
James 1:1 Opening Salutation
James 1:2-8 When Bad Times Come
James 1:9-11 Poor Man, Rich Man
James 1:12-18 Trials, Temptations and the Goodness of God
James 1:19-27 Ministry of the Word
James 2:14-26 Faith without Works
James 3:1-18 Tempering the Tongue
James 4:1-12 Quarrels and Conflicts
James 5:7-20 Patience, Promises and Prayer

POWERPOINTS
ON THE EPISTLE OF JAMES

Introduction to the Epistle of James.
James 1:1-11 When Bad Times Come
James 1:12-18 Trials and Temptations
James 1:19-28 The Ministry of the Word
James 2:1-13 Faith and Favoritism
James 2:14-26 Faith Without Works
James 3:1-18 Tempering the Tongue
James 4:1-12 Quarrels and Conflicts
James 4:13 - 5:9 Planning for Permanence
James 5:7-20 Patience, Promises, and Prayer

Geoff Thomas
Sermons on the Epistle of James
Well Done

Foreword To This Series On The Epistle Of James
James 1:1 The Letter Of James
James 1:2-4 Handling Trials
James 1:5-8 Becoming Wise
James 1:9-11 Taking Pride In Our High Position
James 1:12 Receiving The Crown Of Life
James 1:13-16 The Genesis Of Sin
James 1:16-18 The Giving Father
James 1:19-21 Achieving The Righteous Life
James 1:22-25 The Way Of Blessing
James 1:26-27 What Is Real Religion?
James 2:1-7 The Stupidity Of Walking By Sight
James 2:8-13 God's Royal Law Gives Freedom
James 2:14 Salvation Through Faith Alone In Christ Alone
James 2:14-26 Faith Without Works Is Dead
James 3:1-12 Taming The Tongue
James 3:13-18 Two Kinds Of Wisdom
James 4:1-3 The Cause Of Frustration
James 4:4-7 The Love Of The Holy Spirit
James 4:7-10 Overcoming The World
James 4:11 & 12 Evil Speaking And Judging
James 4:13-17 What Is Your Life?
James 5:1-6 Warnings To Those Who Live For Money
James 5:7-11 The Grace Of Patience
James 5:12 Do Not Swear
James 5:13-16 The Prayer Of Faith Will Save The Sick
James 5:16-18 A Righteous Man's Praying
James 5:19 & 20 Restoring The Wanderers

Today's Word
Verse by Verse Commentary
 on James

Grant Richison
Exposition & Application
(Be a Berean with the comments on James 2:14-26)
Intro
James 1:1
James 1:2
James 1:2b
James 1:2c
James 1:2d
James 1:2e
James 1:2f
James 1:3
James 1:3b
 James 1:3c
James 1:4
James 1:4b
James 1:4c
James 1:5
James 1:5b
James 1:5c
James 1:5d
James 1:6
James 1:6b
James 1:7
James 1:8
James 1:9
James 1:10
James 1:11
James 1:12
James 1:12b
James 1:12c
James 1:12d
James 1:13
James 1:13b
James 1:14
James 1:14b
James 1:15
James 1:15b
James 1:16
James 1:17
James 1:17b
James 1:18
James 1:18b
James 1:18c
James 1:18d
James 1:19
James 1:19b
James 1:19c

James 1:20
James 1:21
James 1:21b
James 1:21c
James 1:21d
James 1:21e
James 1:21f
James 1:21g
James 1:22
James 1:22b
James 1:22c
James 1:23
James 1:24
James 1:24b
James 1:25
James 1:25b
James 1:25c
James 1:26
James 1:26b
James 1:27
James 2:1
James 2:2
James 2:3-4
James 2:5
James 2:5b
James 2:5c
James 2:6
James 2:7
James 2:8
James 2:9
James 2:10
James 2:10b
James 2:11
James 2:11b
James 2:12
James 2:12b
James 2:13
James 2:13b
James 2:14
James 2:14b
James 2:14c
James 2:15
James 2:16
James 2:17
James 2:18
James 2:19
James 2:20
James 2:21
James 2:21b
James 2:22
James 2:23
James 2:23b
James 2:24
James 2:25
James 2:26
James 3:1
James 3:1b
James 3:2
James 3:2b
James 3:3
James 3:4
James 3:5
James 3:6
James 3:6b
James 3:6c
James 3:7
James 3:8
James 3:9

James 3:10
James 3:11
James 3:12
James 3:13
James 3:13b
James 3:13c
James 3:14
James 3:14b
James 3:14c
James 3:14d
James 3:15
James 3:15b
James 3:15c
James 3:15d
James 3:16

James 3:17
James 3:17b
James 3:17c
James 3:17d
James 3:17e
James 3:17f
James 3:17g
James 3:17h
James 3:17i
James 3:18
James 3:18b
James 4:1
James 4:1b
James 4:1c
James 4:2
James 4:2b
James 4:2c
James 4:2d
James 4:3
James 4:4
James 4:4b
James 4:4c
James 4:5
James 4:6
James 4:6b
James 4:6c
James 4:7
James 4:7b
James 4:7c
James 4:8
James 4:8b
James 4:8c
James 4:9
James 4:9b
James 4:9c
James 4:9d
James 4:9e
James 4:10
James 4:11
James 4:11b
James 4:11c
James 4:11d
James 4:11e
James 4:12 
James 4:12b
James 4:12c
James 4:13
James 4:13b
James 4:13c
James 4:13d
James 4:13e
James 4:14
James 4:14b
James 4:15
James 4:16
James 4:17
James 4:17b
James 5:1 
James 5:1b
James 5:2
James 5:2b
James 5:3
James 5:3b
James 5:4
James 5:5
James 5:6
James 5:7
James 5:7b
James 5:7c
James 5:8
James 5:8b
James 5:9
James 5:9b
James 5:10
James 5:11
James 5:11b
James 5:11c
James 5:12  
James 5:12b
James 5:12c
James 5:13
James 5:13b
James 5:14
James 5:14b
James 5:15
James 5:15b  
James 5:16
James 5:16b
James 5:16c
James 5:17  
James 5:17b
James 5:18
James 5:19
James 5:20

Valley Bible Church
Sermon Series on James

Possible authors

James, the brother of Jesus

The Setting
James 1:2-12 Perseverance

James 1:2 Joyous Attitude

James 1:3-4 The fruit of endurance

James 1:3-4 The fruit of adversity

James 1:5-8 Strategic and Sincere Prayer Life
James 1:9-12 A Heart Set on Things Above

James 1:13-14 The nature of evil and man

James 1:15-16 The nature of lust

James 1:17 The nature of God

James 1:18 The cause of regeneration

James 1:18 The means and purpose of regeneration

James 1:19-20 Quick to hear

James 1:19-20 Slow to speak

James 1:19-20 Slow to anger

James 1:21 A pure heart

James 1:22-25 The demand for active obedience

James 1:22-25 The hearer and the doer

James 1:22-25 Blasphemous, filthy, lying speech

James 1:22-25 Complaining, boastful speech

James 1:22-25 Angry, careless speech

James 1:22-25 Adoration, appreciation speech

James 1:22-25 Confessing speech

James 1:22-25 Conciliatory speech

James 1:22-25 Direct thankful speech

James 1:22-25 Indirect thankful speech

James 1:22-25 Supplication speech

James 1:22-25 Saving speech

James 1:26-27 Genuine concern for the welfare of others

James 1:26-27 Separation from the world

James 2:1 The Principle of Partiality
James 2:2-4 The Example of Partiality

James 2:5-7 The inconsistency with God’s choice of the poor

James 2:5-7 The inconsistency with the conduct of the rich

James 2:8-11 The Violation in Partiality

James 2:12-13 The Appeal Against Partiality

James 2:14-20 Empty confession

James 2:14-20 False compassion

James 2:14-20 Shallow conviction

James 2:21-26 Illustrations of living faith

James 3:1 he potential to bring judgment

James 3:2-4 The potential to affect our entire life

James 3:5-6 What an evil report is

James 3:5-6 Things to consider about ourselves

James 3:5-6 Things to consider about what we say

James 3:7-8 The potential to become unruly (3:7-8)

James 3:13 The challenge to wisdom (3:13)

James 3:14 The motivation of false wisdom (3:14)

James 3:15-16 The characteristics of false wisdom (3:15-16)

James 3:17-18 The motivation of the wisdom from above

James 3:17-18 Peaceable and gentile

James 3:17-18 Reasonable

James 3:17-18 Full of mercy & good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy, results of the wisdom from above

James 4:1a Turmoil in our relationship with others

James 4:1b-3 Uncontrolled desire

James 4:1b-3 Unfulfilled desire

James 4:1b-3 Selfish desire

James 4:1b-3 Abiding in Christ

James 4:1b-3 Praying in Christ’s name

James 4:4-6 Hostility toward God

James 4:4-6 Disregard for the Scripture

James 4:4-6 A proud spirit

James 4:7-10 Humility

James 4:8 Drawing near to God

James 4:11-12 Avoiding destructive words

James 4:13-17 Presumptuous planning

James 5:1-6 Indictment for hoarding

James 5:1-6 Indictment for fraud, self-indulgence and murder

James 5:7-9 Be patient and positive

James 5:10-11 Persevere

James 5:12 Lying speech (5:12)

James 5:13 Comfort

James 5:13 Spiritual life and growth

James 5:14-15 The problem

James 5:14-15 Expectations

James 5:14-15 Miracles

James 5:16-18 What we are to do

James 5:16-18 What we can count on

James 5:19-20 The role of caring Christians

James 5:19-20 The restoration of professing believers

James 5:19-20 Applying the test of faith properly

Marvin Vincent
Emphasis on Greek Word Study
 on James

James 1
James 2
James 3
James 4
James 5

Steve Zeisler
James - Wisdom that Comes from Heaven

James 1:1 Old Family Recipes

James 1:2-11 Suffering Successfully

James 1:12-18 Born of the Truth

James 1:19-25 The Face in the Mirror

James 1:26-27 True Religion

James 2:1-4 A New Year's Revolution

James 2:5-13 The Law of Liberty

James 2:14-26 Faith in Action

James 3:1-12 Freed Speech

James 3:13-18 The Gentleness of Wisdom

James 4:1-10 Interior Warfare

James 4:11-5:6 If the Lord Wills

James 5:7-20 Patience and Prayer

 

DISCLAIMER: Before you "go to the commentaries" go to the Scriptures and study them inductively (Click here for 3 part overview of how to do Inductive Bible Study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all the truth (John 16:13). Remember that Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. Any commentary, even those by the most conservative and orthodox teacher/preachers cannot help but have at least some bias of the expositor based upon his training and experience. Therefore the inclusion of specific links does not indicate that we agree with every comment. We have made a sincere effort to select only the most conservative, "bibliocentric" commentaries. Should you discover some commentary or sermon you feel may not be orthodox, please email your concern. I have removed several links in response to concerns by discerning readers. I recommend that your priority be a steady intake of solid Biblical food so that with practice you will have your spiritual senses trained to discern good from evil (Heb 5:14-note).


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