James Commentaries

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: — Precept Ministries International — Inductive Bible Study
15 lessons - Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf
(Click link)

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

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

Paul Apple
A Devotional Commentary

Good quotes and illustrations
James - A Devotional Commentary — Nine Tests of Genuine Faith - Pdf

William Barclay
James Commentary

Albert Barnes
Notes on the New Testament

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

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."

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

Bible.org Resources
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John Calvin
Commentary on James

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

Thomas Constable
Expositional Notes

Commentary on James

W A Criswell
Sermons on James

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

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

J Ligon Duncan
James Sermons

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

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

Expositor's Greek Testament
James Commentary
W E Oesterley

Dave Guzik
Commentary Notes on James

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

Illustrations
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See also Our Daily Bread

IVP Commentary
Intervarsity Press on James

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

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.

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)

F B Meyer
Our Daily Homily on James
One from Our Daily Walk (ODW)

Miscellaneous
Resources on James
Conservative, Evangelical

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

Various

Henry Morris

  • Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading Creationist. Instructions: (1) Enter book name and chapter. (2) Select "Only the Defender's Notes". (3) Press "Search". Additional Notes: (a) Books that begin with a number (eg. 1, 2 Timothy, etc) must have a space between the number and name (e.g., "2 Timothy 1" retrieves hits but "2Timothy 1" returns no results). (b) Searches of first chapter of any book will also retrieve Dr Morris' introductory comments on that book.

Crossway Publishing

  • 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.

Holman 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.

NETBible.org

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

Don Anderson

Douglas Moo

John Burns

George Davis

J Ligon Duncan

Dictionary Articles

David Dockery

Michael Fronczak

D Edmond Hiebert

James Gray

Robert Hill

Steve Kreloff

John MacArthur

Master's Bible Church

J Vernon McGee

James Orr

Wil Pounds

Myer Pearlman

RBC Booklet

Robert Sloan

Ray Stedman

Richard L. Strauss

Geoff Thomas

Daniel B. Wallace

James Van Dine

Richard C Wells

COMMENTARIES ON
JAMES
(Alphabetized by Author)

John Adam

  • 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."

Paul Apple

Unknown

Adam Clarke

Mark A Copeland

J. N. Darby

J R Dummelow

C J Ellicott

James Fream
1965

A C Gaebelein

John Gill

Matthew Henry

F. B. Hole

Jamieson, F, Brown

Robert Johnstone

William Kelly

Richard Knowling

J P Lange

Ian Mackervoy

Thomas Manton

J Vernon McGee

James Moffatt

Alan Perkins

Edward Plumptre

E G Punchard

James Ropes

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)

A B Simpson

Hamilton Smith

John B Sumner
1840

Bob Utley

Edwin Winkler

JAMES 1

Greg Herrick

Jeff Miller

Rich Cathers

Multiple Illustrations

Dave Guzik

Lehman Strauss

Tracy Howard

RBC

G Campbell Morgan

F B Meyer

Joe Stowell

Dave Roper

Gil Rugh

Danny Hall

RBC

Ray Pritchard

Rich Cathers

John MacArthur

Lowell Johnson

Doug Goins

John MacArthur

C H Spurgeon

J C Philpot

Alexander Maclaren

C H Spurgeon

Joe Stowell

Oswald Chambers

Dave Roper

Alexander Maclaren

C H Spurgeon

Gil Rugh

Dave Roper

John MacArthur

Joe Stowell

C H Spurgeon

Alan Carr

Joe Stowell

Alexander Maclaren

C H Spurgeon

Dave Roper

Gil Rugh

James Hastings

Joe Stowell
Strength for the Journey

Alexander Maclaren

Ray Pritchard

On Site Notes

Brian Bill

Gil Rugh

Joe Stowell

F B Meyer

C H Spurgeon

Alexander Maclaren

Gil Rugh

Alexander Maclaren

JAMES 2

Multiple Illustrations

Dave Guzik

Rich Cathers

Alexander Maclaren

John MacArthur

Gil Rugh

Dave Roper

Oswald Chambers

Gil Rugh

Alexander Maclaren

John F. Hart

John Piper

Robert V Rakestraw

Dave Roper

John MacArthur

Rich Cathers

On Site Notes

C H Spurgeon

Gil Rugh

Jonathan Edwards

John F. Hart

Ray Pritchard

John MacArthur

Gil Rugh

Alexander Maclaren

Daniel B. Wallace

J C Philpot

F B Meyer

JAMES 3

Multiple Illustrations

Dave Guzik

Rich Cathers

Gil Rugh

Alexander Maclaren

John MacArthur

Dave Roper

Gil Rugh

John MacArthur

Joe Stowell

Bible.org

Gil Rugh

John MacArthur

JAMES 4

Multiple Illustrations

Dave Guzik

Rich Cathers

John MacArthur

Gil Rugh

Rich Cathers

Alan Carr

C H Spurgeon

Andrew Murray

Joe Stowell

C H Spurgeon

On Site

C H Spurgeon

Gil Rugh

C H Spurgeon

C H Spurgeon

Oswald Chambers

Dave Roper

Gil Rugh

Alan Carr

Brian Bill

C H Spurgeon

John Piper

Joe Stowell

C H Spurgeon

James Freeman

JAMES 5

Multiple Illustrations

Dave Guzik

Rich Cathers

Gil Rugh

John MacArthur

John MacArthur

C H Spurgeon

C H Spurgeon

C H Spurgeon

John MacArthur

Bible.org

Gil Rugh

Alan Carr

Ray Pritchard

RBC Booklet

James Hastings

Brian Bill

C H Spurgeon

Gil Rugh

John Piper

F B Meyer

C H Spurgeon

Gil Rugh

C H Spurgeon

Robert Morgan
Sermons on James
His site is being revised - links probably won't work - June, 2015

Net Bible Notes
on James

Phil Newton
Sermons on James
Well Done

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary
Book of James

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

John Piper
Sermons on James
Updated 2/24/14

Preacher's Homiletical Commentary
James
Interesting Resource - comments, homiletics, notes, sermon sketches

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

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

Don Robinson
Expository Messages
on James

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

Gil Rugh
Sermons on James

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)

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

Sermon Notes for James 1:2
Sermon Notes for James 1:2
Sermon Notes for James 1:4
Sermon Notes for James 1:13-15
Sermon Notes for James 1:22
Sermon Notes for James 1:22-25
Sermon Notes for James 1:22-27
Sermon Notes for James 3:15
Sermon Notes for James 4:4
Sermon Notes for James 5:16
Sermon Notes for James 5:17, 18

C. H. Spurgeon
All of his Sermons on James

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals on James
Morning and Evening & Faith's Checkbook

John Stevenson
Studies in the Epistle of James

Geoff Thomas
Sermons on the Epistle of James
Well Done

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
James 5:19-20 Once saved, always saved

Marvin Vincent
Emphasis on Greek Word Study
on James

Steve Zeisler
James - Wisdom that Comes from Heaven

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