Practical Christianity: James, part 2

2Ti 3:14-17; Jam 1:1-25; Jam 5:12; Mat 5:33-37; Mat 13:53-58; Joh 7:2-5; Act 1:9-14; 1Co 15:3-8; Jde

PRCHR-3-150923 - length: 48:51 - taught on Sep, 23 2015

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John Farley
September 23, 2015

Practical Christianity: James, part 2.

2TI 3:14-17

Hear the word of God from James, and let it teach us.

Let it reprove us. Let it correct us.
Let it train us
in righteousness.

The word “reproof” means chastisement or admonishment.

The Greek word appears only here in the New Testament and it means an expression of strong disapproval.

JAM 1:1-25

1. Of all the letters, James is the most saturated with the teaching of Jesus from the gospels.

Look for the frequent echoes of the teachings of Jesus , as in JAM 1:5-6; JAM 2:8; JAM 3:17-18;
JAM 5:2-3, JAM 5:5, JAM 5:9, JAM 5:12.

MAT 5:33-37

2. The author of the letter of James is James the brother of Jesus, called the Just.

He is a younger brother of Jesus.

MAT 13:53-58

(1) the commentary on James written by Peter Davids.

(2) the commentary on the letter of James written by Douglas Moo.

As a younger brother, James must have been very familiar with his older Brother and His teaching.

Yet it appears as if he did not believe in Jesus until after Jesus rose from the dead.

JOH 7:2-5

We find the brothers of Jesus in the Upper Room with their mother and the other disciples after Jesus ascends into heaven.

ACT 1:9-14

Jesus appeared to James after the resurrection before He appeared to the full apostolic company.

1CO 15:3-8

By the time we meet James again in the New Testament, he has become the leader of the Jerusalem church.

You can read about this in the book of Acts: ACT 12:17, ACT 15:1-29, ACT 21:17-18. Also GAL 2:6-12.

JUD 1:1

James suffered a martyr’s death at the hands of the high priest Annas the Younger in AD 62.

The letter was composed by James in the mid-40s AD.