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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
The Book of James Pamphlet is a perfect overview of one of the most important books of the Bible.
The Book of James Pamphlet will give you historical and cultural insights into the lives of early Christians living in Jerusalem at at the time that James wrote his letter. The Christians in Jerusalem at that time were Jewish believers, some rich, some poor, some educated, some ignorant. James wrote to help them deal with trials and temptations, solve the problems in their fellowship and to make them mature followers of Jesus Christ. This summary of the Book of James is a perfect supplement to a Bible study or Sunday school lesson.
Key Themes in Your Book of James Bible Study
- Tame the tongue.
- Deal with temptation.
- Develop perseverance.
- Depend on God-given spiritual gifts.
- Back up faith with good works.
- Foster humility, not hypocrisy.
- Desire maturity and wisdom.
- Resist evil.
- Rely on prayer.
All who are long on theory and short on practice ought to steep themselves in the spirit of James. And since there are such people in every community and every age, the message of this letter will never grow old...it's so important for us, even as a complement and a follow up to our study of the free grace of God...to study God's word to us through his servant James. J.L. Duncan
Diving deeper into these 9 areas changes the way you speak and act, drawing friends, loved ones, and even strangers closer to Christ through your behavior. But more importantly, applying these nine actions from The Book of James to your life will revolutionize your personal walk with God.
Grow your Christian walk not next week, not tomorrow, but today by studying The Book of James.
Introduction to the Biblical Background in The Book of James
The Book of James is a fantastic introduction to the biblical book of James. It features full-color charts, pictures, scripture references, definitions, and study questions. Grasp the challenges and problems facing those first century Christians as they learned how to be true followers of Jesus Christ.
Ideas for Studying The Book of James
Discussion Questions for Bible Studies, Sunday School, and Church Groups
- Read Test of a Living Faith (panels 2-4). What does it mean to be spiritually mature?
- How can we attain spiritual maturity? Is spiritual maturity an unrealistic goal? How might we become more spiritually mature?
- Read The Royal Law section (panel 6). According to this section, what is God's law? Who should follow God's law? How does showing favoritism break God's law? How can people apply God's law to their daily lives?
- Review the The Letter of James and the Sermon on the Mount (panel 7). Discuss the similarities between James' letter and the Sermon on the Mount. What does this repetition suggest about the topics and their significance?
- Read James 2:20-26. In verse 26, James states that faith without deeds is dead. What does James mean by a dead faith? What does a dead faith look like in today's society? How can Christians prevent themselves from having a dead faith?
- How does promoting good works differ from saying salvation depends on good works? Why does this represent an important distinction? How might this distinction remind Christians of Jesus' sacrifice?
- Read Proverbs about Speech (panel 10). In what ways do words destroy? In what ways do words heal? Reflect on how you personally use your words. Identify the specific ways you use words, using the Proverbs about Speech as a guide. Have you ever asked Jesus to rule your words? How might this request change your speech behavior?
Ways to use The Book of James Pamphlet
- Individual study
- Small Group or Sunday School class
- Christian School
- New Believers' class
- Church library
- Easy to read. Explains the Bible visually.
- Attractive. Full-color, packed with fascinating charts and illustrations. .
- Easy to understand. Uses concise and simple language.
- Fast. This attractive book can take less than 20 minutes to read.
- Engaging. The Book of James offers fascinating facts and handy study tips that revitalize individual and group Bible studies.
The Book of James makes an excellent supplemental resource for the following bestselling titles:
- Beth Moore's upcoming Bible study James: Mercy Triumphs.
- John MacArthur's Bible study, James.
- Joyce Meyer's Me and My Big Mouth: Your Answer is Right Under Your Nose.
- R.T. Kendall's Controlling the Tongue: Mastering the What, When, & Why of the Words You Speak.
- Joseph Telushkin's Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well.