An Exposition of James 4

A Protest against Prevalent Evils James 3:13-5:6 In keeping with the working theme of the Epistle of James, a manual of Christian conduct, chapter four falls in the middle of James’s discussion of prevalent evils. His protest against prevalent evils cent... Read More »

An Exposition of James 3

Two themes common to the Jewish Wisdom Literature are presented in James 3:1-18, namely, the abuses of the tongue in verses 1-12 and the practical expression of wisdom in verses 13-17. The former theme was reflected in several passages of the Book of Proverbs.... Read More »

An Exposition of James 2

What About Your Faith? To believe affects more than just the head, more than the head and the heart; believing most ultimately affect one’s lips and hands. This is James’s point in chapter two. Religious appearance must have substance, not just ima... Read More »

An Exposition of James 1

Relating Christianity and Life Our current interest in the Epistle of James may stem from some scholars’ difficulties with the epistle. Some of these difficulties kept the letter from initial admission into the New Testament canon. This brief document st... Read More »

James: Outline and Introduction

An Outline of James Occasion: This letter was written to a group of Jewish Christians who were facing trials and persecution. Under the threat of this persecution they were tempted to compromise their Christian commitment and relapse into an accommodation to t... Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – Jimmy Allen (1982)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. Jimmy Allen. Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – Roy Fish (1977)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. Roy Fish. Read More »

SWBTS Chapel – Fred Swank (1974)

SWBTS Chapel sermon by Dr. Fred Swank. Read More »

Introducing the Book of James

Nearly four decades ago E. F. Scott wrote regarding the book of James: “There is no writing in the New Testament on which critical opinion has varied so widely as on this Epistle.”[1]Ernest Findlay Scott, The Literature of the New Testament (New Yo... Read More »

Preaching Values in the Epistle of James

Preaching in a series adds zest to the pulpit fare. It puts the minister to work on a definite plan. He has no greater frustration than deciding what he will preach, and the absence of a plan, plus the rush of an average pastor’s schedule, can well leave... Read More »