The Book of James – Week 3
October 14, 2020

The Book of James – Week 3

October 14, 2020

Pastor Clint Jett

Life Fellowship

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


The book of James was written in 60 AD. James was the half-brother of Jesus. According to John 7, James was not a believer during Jesus’ ministry. He was the leader (Pastor) of the church in Jerusalem. The audience that first received James’ letter was the Jewish believers that were dispersed from Jerusalem. James was stoned to death as a martyr.

Chapter 2

In Galatians 5:6, The Apostle Paul describes the Christian life as “faith working through love”. True Faith is not dead, but it is reveals itself through Love and Action.

Many have faith in historic Christianity, but not a saving faith in Christ personally – Head knowledge but not heart experience.

1. Faith is Proven by . [v. 1-13]

a. and genuine care is one of the characteristics of Jesus.

b. Accepting people for who they are is as Christ sees them.

c. Christ became so that we could become . Romans 2:11; 1 Timothy 5:21 [Favoritism]

d. Man looks on the but God looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7

1. Christ said that the poor would the Kingdom. Luke 6:20; Matthew 5:3

2. It is a sin to show . To break one commandment is to break them all. James is referring to the Moral Law.

2. Faith is Proven by . [14-26]

a. Salvation is to others by one’s action.

b. Being a Believer is not the evidence by what we believe but by what it . It is not what we say with our lips but what we do with our life.

c. The evidence of Faith (saving) in a Believer’s life is what they .

d. The obedience to the Word is of Faith in the Word. 2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8

1. Two examples of people that not only professed their faith but lived it – Abraham and Rahab.

Both believed in the God of Israel. Both proved their faith by .

2. Faith that does not lead to actions is not . People profess with their mouth but deny what they profess. V. 14

Note: Christ has called us to a Lifestyle of Faith not a life-event of faith.


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