James 3 Resources


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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


DANIEL AKIN

HENRY ALFORD

GREG ALLEN

DON ANDERSON

MIKE ANDRUS

PAUL APPLE

Well done commentary from modern perspective. Many quotes.

WILLIAM BARCLAY

Hiebert - Barclay holds that our book of James is the substance of a sermon preached by James, the Lord's brother, taken down by someone else and translated into Greek with a few additions. Barclay's own translation is printed at the beginning of each of the paragraphs into which the epistle is divided. Most valuable for its word studies and background material.

ALBERT BARNES

BRIAN BELL

CHRIS BENFIELD - sermon series

JOHANN BENGEL

ANDREW BENNETT

JOSEPH BENSON

BEST COMMENTARIES ON JAMES

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES

JIM BOMKAMP

WILLIAM BURKITT

Spurgeon - We liked Burkitt better when we were younger. He is, however, a homely and spiritual writer, and his work is good reading for the many. Burkitt is somewhat pithy, and for a modern rather rich and racy, but he is far from deep, and is frequently common-place. I liked him well enough till I had read abler works and grown older. Some books grow upon us as we read and re-read them, but Burkitt does not. Yet so far from depreciating the good man, I should be sorry to have missed his acquaintance, and would bespeak for him your attentive perusal.

JOHN CALVIN

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

D Edmond Hiebert  - A valuable commentary on these epistles for the lay student by a conservative British scholar of the past century. Important introductions and concise notes on the text. (An Introduction to the New Testament)

Logos - A concise book that is packed with practical application, the New Testament book of James is discussed in-depth by E. H. Plumptre. From the author of the epistle, to the date it was written, to the analysis of the book as a whole, Plumptre brings his readers a critical look at James. This engaging commentary expands on the doctrines found within this small epistle, and is infused with scriptural cross-references.

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT COMMENTARY

RICH CATHERS

ADAM CLARKE

STEVEN COLE

THOMAS CONSTABLE

W A CRISWELL

KAY DAIGLE Study on James

RON DANIEL

J N DARBY

GEORGE DAVIS

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

Taming the Tongue James 3:1-18

DAN DUNCAN

J LIGON DUNCAN - Sermons

C J ELLICOTT - Editor - E G PUNCHARD

James Rosscup - Though concise in its statements, this old commentary reveals a thorough knowledge of the Greek and is very helpful in matters of grammar and word meanings.

THEODORE EPP

EXPLORE THE BIBLE

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - Alfred Plummer

James Rosscup writes - This is a good study in the Greek text.

Cyril Barber - Worth consulting, but does not deserve to be placed high on the preacher's priority list. (The Minister's Library, Vol 1)

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT W E Oesterley

MICHAEL FRONCZAK

A C GAEBELEIN

James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Cf. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. The author was a popular evangelical Bible teacher of the first part of the century, much like H. A. Ironside in his diligent but broad, practical expositions of Bible books. Gaebelein was premillennial and dispensational, and editor for many years of Our Hope Magazine.

GENE GETZ - short videos emphasizing principles

  • James; Principle #8; James 3:1-12; Sinful Anger: To keep our words from becoming destructive, we must be able to control what we say. Video
  • James; Principle #9; James 3:13-18; Heavenly and Earthly Wisdom: To gain God's wisdom, we must walk by the Spirit and not in the flesh. Video

JOHN GILL

BRUCE GOETTSCHE - sermons on James

GOTQUESTIONS - Sound Biblical answers to questions related to the Book of James

DAVID GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

Spurgeon - A Christian man wishing for the cream of expository writers could not make a better purchase. Ministers, as a rule, should not buy condensations, but get the works themselves.

James Rosscup - This evangelical work, devotional in character, has been in constant demand for about 280 years. Its insight into human problems is great, but it often does not deal adequately with problems in the text. The one-volume form eliminates the Biblical text and is thus less bulky. It has sold very well. The late Wilbur M. Smith, internationally noted Bible teacher, seminary professor and lover of books, tabbed this “The greatest devotional commentary ever written”. Henry was born in a Welch farmhouse, studied law, and became a Presbyterian minister near London. He wrote this commentary in the last 13 years before he died at 52 in 1714. The first of six volumes was published in 1708. He completed through Acts, and the rest of the New Testament was done by 14 clergymen. (Ed: Thus James are not the comments of Matthew Henry).

D EDMOND HIEBERT

F B HOLE

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

DAVID HOLWICK - Sermons on James

IVP COMMENTARY - George M Stulac

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN

Published 1871 - Probably best older commentary on prophetic passages as it tends to interpret more literally.

James Rosscup - This is a helpful old set of 1863 for laypeople and pastors to have because it usually comments at least to some degree on problems. Though terse, it provides something good on almost any passage, phrase by phrase and is to some degree critical in nature. It is evangelical....Especially in its multi-volume form this is one of the old evangelical works that offers fairly solid though brief help on many verses. Spurgeon said, “It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently” (Commenting and Commentaries, p. 3). Things have changed greatly since this assessment! It is primarily of help to pastors and lay people looking for quick, though usually somewhat knowledgeable treatments on verses.

Spurgeon - A really standard work. We consult it continually, and with growing interest. Mr. Fausset’s portion strikes us as being of the highest order. 

John Cereghin -  A conservative exposition. He defends Petrine authorship (xlixff); argues for the deity of Christ (619); holds that assurance in Scripture is doubly sure (622); identifies the elements as “the world’s component materials” (627); holds that Paul’s Epistles were already known as “Scripture” (628).

ROBERT JOHNSTONE - 433 pages

Cyril Barber - A classic in the field. Published originally in 1871. A must for the expository preacher. Buy it! (Ed: click it = it's free online) These concise studies faithfully expound the Greek text and provide a solide foundation for a series of message. Works of this nature are rare and should obtained and used by every Bible-teaching preacher. (Bolding added) (The Minister's Library. Volume 1 and 2)

Spurgeon comments - "A very useful, scholarly, and readable book."

JOURNAL ARTICLES

WILLIAM KELLY

RICHARD KNOWLING - The Epistle of James, Westminster Commentaries

Cyril Barber - One of the better works in this series. (The Minister's Library - Volume 1)

STEVE KRELOFF

  • The Power Of The Tongue - James 3:1-12
  • Wisdom: The True And The False (Part 1) - James 3:13-18
  • Wisdom: The True And The False (Part 3) -James 3:13-18
  • Wisdom: The True And The False (Part 2) - James 3:13-18

RICHARD KREJCIR

J P LANGE

DAVID LEGGE

LIFEWAY - sermons

JOHN MACARTHUR

IAN MACKERVOY

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.

Cyril Barber: First published in 1693, these exhaustive studies highlight the special relevance of this epistle to the situations facing the church. (The Minister's Library. Volume 1)

JOSEPH MAYOR

Cyril Barber: A work of massive scholarship that ranks among the most important exegetical works ever published on this epistle.

J VERNON MCGEE

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

BRYN MACPHAIL - sermons 

MASTER'S BIBLE CHURCH Sermon Series on James

F B MEYER

JAMES MOFFATT

MONERGISM - SERMONS. MP3'S

DOUGLAS MOO

ROBERT MORGAN

HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible Notes

NET NOTE

PHIL NEWTON

JIM NEWHEISER - each sermon has nice 2 page outline with lots of Scripture cross-references

JAMES NISBET

OUR DAILY BREAD - devotionals

JOSEPH PARKER - The People's Bible

PASTOR LIFE - sermons

The Award For The Most Dangerous Member In The Church James  3 :1-12 Tongue Vince Hefner
The Biggest Little Troublemaker in the World James  3 :1-12 Tongue; Speech; Words J. Mike Minnix
The Most Dangerous Member In The Church James  3 :1-12 Tongue; Speech; Talking Steve Wagers
Wise and Otherwise James  3 :13-18 Wisdom Mark Adams
Taming the Tonuge James  3 :-14 Tongue; Speach; Words Michael A. Guido
Wisdom From Above James  3 :17-18 Wisdom, God's; Wisdom; Peacemakers Johnny Hunt

ALAN PERKINS

JOHN PIPER

WIL POUNDS - sermon transcripts

EDWARD PLUMPTRE - Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

MATT POSTIFF - sermons on James - Fellowship Bible Church

  • James 3:1-5 (docx)
  • James 3:1-8 (docx)
  • James 3:9-12 (docx)
  • James 3:13-18 (docx)

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

RAY PRITCHARD

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

PULPIT COMMENTARY

  • 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

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes

GRANT RICHISON

KIM RIDDLEBARGER - SERMON TRANSCRIPTS

A T ROBERTSON

DON ROBINSON

DAVID ROPER

GIL RUGH

CHARLES SIMEON - Sermons

CHUCK SMITH

HAMILTON SMITH

JAMES SMITH - Handfuls of Purpose - click here for all the topics below on the same page

  • THE CRAZE FOR PLEASURE. James 3:18; 4:1-5

R C SPROUL DEVOTIONALS JAMES

C H SPURGEON

CLAUDE STAUFFER SERMON JAMES

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN STEVENSON

RUDOLF STIER - 520 pages, pages are somewhat water stained but very legible

Cyril Barber: First published in English in 1871. This work is of value to preachers as well as laypeople. The former, the method of exposition is at once informative and instructive. To the latter, the method of application is enriching and edifying. . (The Minister's Library. Volume 1)

Spurgeon on Stier - No one can be expected to receive all that Stier has to say, but he must be dull indeed who cannot learn much from him. Read with care, he is a great instructor.

JOE STOWELL

THIRD MILLENNIUM JAMES STUDY NOTES

GEOFF THOMAS

DAVID E THOMPSON Expository Sermons James

UNKNOWN

BOB UTLEY

VALLEY BIBLE

MARVIN VINCENT - word studies

EDWIN WINKLER

STEVE ZEISLER

SERMONS BY VERSE - James 3

Dissuasives from Proud Censure T. Manton. James 3:1
Inconsistent Teachers Huther. James 3:1
Introduction into the Office of Religious Teachers R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:1
Masters -- I.E Calvin. James 3:1
Respect for Authority E. J. Hardy, M. A. James 3:1
Self-Assertion H. O. Mackey. James 3:1
Self-Glorification, a Disqualification for God's Work C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:1
Shrinking from the Ministerial Office John Adam. James 3:1
Teachers to Love Their Work Pirke Aboth. 1:10. James 3:1
The Itch of Teaching Calvin. James 3:1
The Qualifications Necessary for Teachers of Christianity J. Erskine, D. D. James 3:1
The Teaching Gift A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:1
A Dissuasive from Ambition to Teach C. Jerdan James 3:1, 2
The Ethics of Speech T.F. Lockyer James 3:1-12
All are Deficient When Tried by Divine Law   James 3:2
Christian Imperfection J. Buries. D. D. James 3:2
Command of the Tongue R. Fuller. James 3:2
Control of the Tongue   James 3:2
Curbing the Tongue, a Difficult Art C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:2
Faults Johnson. James 3:2
Government of Tongue   James 3:2
Helpful and Unhelpful Speech Reuen Thomas, D. D. James 3:2
No Perfection in This Life T. Whitty. James 3:2
Not to Offend in Word, an Evidence of a High Pitch of Virtue I. Barrow, D. D. James 3:2
Offences of Speech I. Barrow, D. D. James 3:2
Offences of the Tongue W. B. O. Peabody, D. D. James 3:2
On the Evils of Speech John Mackenzie, D. D. James 3:2
Restraint of the Tongue   James 3:2
Temper Nine-Tenths of Religion A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:2
The Government of the Tongue G. Fisk, LL. B. James 3:2
The Government of the Tongue Essex Remembrancer James 3:2
The Sins of Good Men T. Manton. James 3:2
The Tongue T. H. Pritchard, D. D. James 3:2
The Use of the Tongue A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 3:2
There are None Blameless   James 3:2
Unserviceable Because Rash C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:2
We All have Faults C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:2
The Tower of the Tongue C. Jerdan James 3:2-6
Christian Ability H. Bushnell, D.D. James 3:3-4
Similitudes T. Manton. James 3:3-4
The Tongue Frederick W. Robertson James 3:5
A Fiery Tongue Baxendale's Anecdotes James 3:5-6
A World of Iniquity J. Trapp. James 3:5-6
Act and Habit M. G. Pearse. James 3:5-6
Boastful Speech T. Manton. James 3:5-6
Fire a Dangerous Plaything   James 3:5-6
From Little to Great   James 3:5-6
From Little to Great Philo. James 3:5-6
Importance of Little Things Son of Sirach. James 3:5-6
Influence of Little Things C. Stanford, D. D. James 3:5-6
Mischief of the Tongue Quarles. James 3:5-6
Misuse of the Tongue James Bolton. James 3:5-6
Setting on .Fire the Wheel of Life J. T. Mombert, D. D. James 3:5-6
Sins of the Tongue Bp. Stevens. James 3:5-6
Sins of the Tongue T. Watson. James 3:5-6
Small in Origin, Widespread in Issue J. F. B. Tinling, B. A. James 3:5-6
Talk the Devil's Ammunition   James 3:5-6
The Evil Tongue Destructive A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Government of the Tongue T. Boston, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Gradual Progress of Evil J. Venn, M. A. James 3:5-6
The Great Effects of the Tongue R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Injury Which May be Wrought by an Insignificant Thing H. O. Mackey. James 3:5-6
The Lawless Tongue J. B. Shaw, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Power of the Tongue Monday Club Sermons James 3:5-6
The Tiny Mother of Mischief   James 3:5-6
The Tongue F. W. Robertsort, M. A. James 3:5-6
The Tongue a .Fire T. Manton. James 3:5-6
The Tongue a World of Wickedness R. Turnbull. James 3:5-6
The Tongue Afire   James 3:5-6
The Tongue Captured, All Else May Follow J. H. A. Ebrard, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Tongue Defiles J. Trapp. James 3:5-6
The Tongue Hell Ignited John Adam. James 3:5-6
The Use of the Tongue   James 3:5-6
A Not-Under-Control Signal Quiver. James 3:7-8
All Kinds of Creatures Tamed by Man Dean Plumptre. James 3:7-8
An Unruly Evil Cambridge Bible for Schools James 3:7-8
Scandal a Poison Christian Age James 3:7-8
Taming the Tongue T. Manton. James 3:7-8
The Malignant Propensity of the Tongue A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:7-8
The Taming of the Tongue W. Gladden, D. D. James 3:7-8
The Taming of the Tongue T. Adams. James 3:7-8
The Tongue Hardly Tamed T. Manton. James 3:7-8
The Tongue Untamable B. Jacobi. James 3:7-8
The Tongue Ungovernable and Inconsistent C. Jerdan James 3:7-12
Man Made After God's Image T. Manton. James 3:9-12
The Evil Tongue J. M. Chaunter, M. A. James 3:9-12
The Moral Contradictions in the Reckless Talker A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:9-12
The Tongue -- its Blessing and Cursing John Adam. James 3:9-12
A Sham Religion Useless A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:13
Divine Wisdom James Brewster. James 3:13
How to Prove One's Possession of Wisdom C. F. Deems, D. D. James 3:13
Knowledge and Goodness H. P. Liddon, D. D. James 3:13
Knowledge and Practice T. Watson. James 3:13
Knowledge and Practice John Newton. James 3:13
Life -- Explains Religion C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:13
Practical Wisdom A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 3:13
The Chief Thing to Learn Dr. Johnson. James 3:13
True Wisdom T. Manton. James 3:13
Wisdom and Knowledge C. F. Deems, D. D. James 3:13
Wisdom and Meekness H. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:13
False Wisdom C. Jerdan James 3:13-16
Wisdom, True and False T.F. Lockyer James 3:13-18
Boasting in Evil Principles Lord Clarendon. James 3:14
Envy is a Pure Soul-Sin   James 3:14
Envy the Worst of Sins   James 3:14
Envying and Strife T. Manton. James 3:14
Lying Against the Truth R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:14
The Nature, Causes, and Consequences of Envy R. South, D. D. James 3:14
Envy and Strife Lead to Confusion John Taylor, LL. D. James 3:15-16
The Wisdom that is from Below A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:15-16
The Wisdom Which is not from Above John Adam. James 3:15-16
Two Kinds of Wisdom Distinguished R. Turnball. James 3:15-16
Characteristics of Heavenly Wisdom C. F. Deems, D. D. James 3:17-18
Christianity -- The Wisdom that is .From Above Wm. Craig. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom Bp. Boyd Carpenter. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom H. Stowell, M. A. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom, as Seen in the Effects of the Gospel W. Arnot. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom, as Seen in the Nature of the Gospel W. Arnot. James 3:17-18
Fruit of Righteousness Sown in Peace F. Carmichael. James 3:17-18
Full of Mercy and of Good Fruits F. Carmichael. James 3:17-18
Gentleness   James 3:17-18
Peaceable Win. Thorold, M. A. James 3:17-18
Power of Gentleness A. Maclaren, D. D. James 3:17-18
Sowing Seeds of .Peace James Vaughan, M. A. James 3:17-18
Superior to a Narrow Spirit Wm. Thorold, M. A. . James 3:17-18
The Heavenly Origin of Wisdom F. Carmichael. James 3:17-18
The Heavenly Wisdom A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 3:17-18
The Heavenly Wisdom Z. Mather. James 3:17-18
The Sequence Dean Plumptre. James 3:17-18
The Seven Qualities of Wisdom Lange's Commentary James 3:17-18
The Wisdom that is from Above W. Lupton. James 3:17-18
The Wisdom that is from Above Wm. Beet. James 3:17-18
The Wisdom that is from Above A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:17-18
The Wisdom Which is from Above John Adam. James 3:17-18
True Wisdom C. Jerdan James 3:17, 18
Wisdom Front Above J. Burns, D. D. James 3:17-18
Wisdom or Prudence T. Hannam. James 3:17-18

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