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Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
See also Overview Chart by Charles Swindoll
|The Place of Works:
Outward Demonstration of Inner Faith
|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|
FAITH AT WORK
Explanation - The following list includes not only commentaries but other Christian works by well known evangelical writers. Most of the resources below are newer works (written after 1970) which previously were available only for purchase in book form or in a Bible computer program. The resources are made freely available by archive.org but have several caveats - (1) they do not allow copy and paste, (2) they can only be checked out for one hour (but can be checked out immediately when your hour expires giving you time to read or take notes on a lengthy section) and (3) they require creating an account which allows you to check out the books free of charge. To set up an account click archive.org and then click the picture of the person in right upper corner and enter email and a password. That's all you have to do. Then you can read these more modern resources free of charge! I have read or used many of these resources but not all of them so ultimately you will need to be a Berean (Acts 17:11+) as you use them. I have also selected works that are conservative and Biblically sound. If you find one that you think does not meet those criteria please send an email at https://www.preceptaustin.org/
Truth for Life : a devotional commentary on the Epistle of James by Blanchard, John
Not hearers only : Bible studies in the Epistle of James by Blanchard, John
The practical Epistle of James; studies in applied Christianity by Gaebelein, Frank E
The measure of a Christian : studies in James 1 by Getz, Gene
James : a self-study guide by Jensen, Irving
James : living your faith by Kroll, Woodrow Michael (80 page study guide from Back to the Bible)
The theology of the letters of James, Peter, and Jude by Chester, Andrew, Martin, Ralph
James by McGee, J. Vernon
Expositor's Bible Commentary : abridged edition - Matthew - Revelation
The Communicator's Commentary. James, 1, 2 Peter, Jude by Cedar, Paul A., 1938- (Now entitled Preacher's Commentary)
1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James by Morris, Leon,
The General Epistle of James : an Introduction and Commentary by Tasker, R. V. G. (1983) 148 pages.
James - STUDY GUIDE FOR JAMES by Coleman, Lyman; Peace, Richard
James : Bible study commentary by Vaughan, Curtis
James and Jude by Painter, John - Paideia Commentaries on the NT
The letter of James by Moo, Douglas J - Pillar NT Commentary Series
Tim Challies - Douglas Moo – The Letter of James (Pillar New Testament Commentary). Moo’s commentary is widely regarded as the best treatment of James and is universally recommended by the commentators on the commentaries. You may recognize his name from the recommendations for Romans where his name also appears. Keith Mathison says it well: “If you can only have one commentary on James, this is the one to have. Highly recommended.” Do note that Moo has also written a volume for the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series; if you own this one (which you should) you will have no need for the other.
Cyril Barber - This highly original commentary seeks to make the letter of James clear and applicable to Christians living today. While interacting with the latest views of this portion of God’s Word, Moo avoids giving it an academic flavor. He ably bridges the gap between James’ 1st century readers and believers today. Insightful.
Keith Mathison (Ligonier) - Number 1 rated = Douglas Moo — The Letter of James (Pillar New Testament Commentary, 2000). Douglas Moo is one of the top conservative New Testament scholars alive today. He has written one of the best commentaries on Romans, and now one of the best commentaries on James. If you can only have one commentary on James, this is the one to have. Highly recommended. Moo has also contributed the volume on James in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary series, but if you have the Pillar volume, the Tyndale volume is unnecessary.
James Rosscup - Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James (Pillar NTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. Moo in this exegetical study is longer (271 pp.) than his earlier effort in this list. He argues for authorship by James, the Lord’s brother (20–22), discusses seven areas of theology (27–43), and argues that in James faith of those God has freely justified expresses its reality in obeying God (38, etc.), as Paul held in “faith working through love” (Gal. 5:6). Clear exposition is thought out well, and sometimes Moo grapples with views and problems (not all, cf. “crown,” 1:12, and Hodges). In 2:14 he distinctly counters Hodges (123–24), and again at 2:18, 26 (128–29, 143). His detail on 2:14–26 is fairly helpful; he also is diligent with “spirit” in 4:5, and “sick” in 5:14. Among medium-length works, this is one of the best in recent years.
The letter of James : an introduction and commentary by Moo, Douglas J - Tyndale New Testament Commentary
James Rosscup - Moo, Douglas J. The Letter of James: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentary). Downers Grove: IVP, 1985. 191 pp. Eerdmans published the same commentary in 1989. It is a concise, conservative, clear work adept in exegetical details from careful research by a member of the New Testament faculty at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. It is helpful especially for teachers and preachers. Moo, who did the massive 2-volume work on Romans, also wrote “James” in The Evangelical Commentary on the Bible, ed. W. A. Elwell (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989).
STUDY BIBLES - ONE VOLUME COMMENTARIES OF ENTIRE BIBLE, BIBLE DICTIONARIES, GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS
KJV Bible Commentary - Hindson, Edward E; Kroll, Woodrow Michael. Over 3000 pages of the entire OT/NT - no restriction on length of time one can use it. No copy and paste. Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. User reviews - it generally gets 4/5 stars from users. - 372 ratings
Very well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective (pre-millennial) user reviews
The King James Version Bible Commentary is a complete verse-by-verse commentary. It is comprehensive in scope, reliable in scholarship, and easy to use. Its authors are leading evangelical theologians who provide practical truths and biblical principles. Any Bible student will gain new insights through this one-volume commentary based on the timeless King James Version of the Bible.
NKJV Study Bible: New King James Version Study Bible by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H. Wayne; 917 ratings Very helpful notes. Conservative. No restricitons. See James - for easiest copy/paste select theater view.
The Word in life Study Bible - Very interesting format. Not your routine study Bible. Worth checking the very informative notes. (e.g., here is a picture of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances.)
The Experiencing God Study Bible : the Bible for knowing and doing the will of God - Blackaby, Henry (1996) 1968 pages - CHECK THIS ONE! Each chapter begins with several questions under the title "PREPARE TO MEET GOD." Then you will interesting symbols before many of the passages. The chapter ends with a "DID YOU NOTICE?" question. This might make a "dry chapter" jump off the page! Read some of the 48 ratings
The New Testament and Wycliffe Bible commentary - This version has no time restriction but only has the NT.
The David Jeremiah study bible - (2013) 2208 pages. 2,272 ratings Logos.com - "Drawing on more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah has compiled a legacy resource that will make an eternal impact on generations to come. 8,000 study notes. Hundreds of enriching word studies"50+ Essentials of the Christian Faith" articles."
Believer's Bible Commentary by MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages
Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. - "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen."
Warren Wiersbe - "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word."
DICTIONARY OF JESUS AND THE GOSPELS - interesting articles in some depth
Compact Bible commentary by Radmacher, Earl D; Allen, Ronald Barclay; House, H Wayne, et al - 954 pages. 424 ratings Multiple contributors to the comments which are often verse by verse. The comments are brief but meaty and can really help your study through a given book. A sleeper in my opinion.
NIV cultural backgrounds study Bible. bringing to life the ancient world of scripture Keener, Craig and Walton, John. Editors (2017)
The NIV study Bible by Barker, Kenneth L; Burdick, Donald W (1995) 2250 pages. Note this is the first edition. This resource has been fully revised in 2020.
Eerdmans' family encyclopedia of the Bible (1978) 344 pages
Eerdmans' handbook to the Bible (1983) 688 pages
The Lion handbook to the Bible - (1999) 822 pages. This resource is absolutely loaded with very nice color pictures and charts.
Tyndale handbook of Bible charts & maps by Wilson, Neil
The illustrated guide to Bible customs & curiosities by Knight, George W. (George William),
Today's handbook of Bible times & customs by Coleman, William L
The Shaw pocket Bible handbook - Editor - Walter Elwell (1984) 408 pages.
"This hardback is small in size but packed full of content: Brief summaries of every book of the bible, cultural, archaeological and historical info, word definitions, pictures, maps and charts." Worth checking!
Zondervan illustrated Bible backgrounds commentary - New Testament - 552 pages. (2002) See user reviews.
The new Unger's Bible dictionary by Unger, Merrill Frederick, 1909-
Survey of the Bible : introductory insights, background studies, book-by- book survey by Unger, Merrill Frederick
The parallel New Testament and Unger's Bible handbook : produced for Moody monthly by Unger, Merrill (1975) 744 pages 4 ratings
The Hodder Bible handbook by Unger, Merrill
Nelson's expository dictionary of the Old Testament by Unger, Merrill
The new encyclopedia of Christian quotations by Water, Mark
Zondervan illustrated Bible backgrounds commentary - Matthew, Mark, Luke
Background Commentary on Luke - Clinton Arnold
The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters is a one-of-a-kind reference work. Following the format of its highly successful companion volume, the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, this Dictionary is designed to bring students, teachers, ministers and laypeople abreast of the established conclusions and significant recent developments in Pauline scholarship. No other single reference work presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background and scholarship. In a field that recently has undergone significant shifts in perspective, the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters offers a summa of Paul and Pauline studies. In-depth articles focus on individual theological themes (such as law, resurrection and Son of God), broad theological topics (such as Christology, eschatology and the death of Christ), methods of interpretation (such as rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches), background topics (such as apocalypticism, Hellenism and Qumran) and various other subjects specifically related to the scholarly study of Pauline theology and literature (such as early catholicism, the center of Paul's theology, and Paul and his interpreters since F. C. Baur). Separate articles are also devoted to each of the Pauline letters to hermeneutics and to preaching Paul today.
The third of IVP's critically acclaimed series of dictionaries of the New Testament provides focused study on the often-neglected portions of the New Testament: Acts, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Furthermore, its scope goes beyond the life of the New Testament church to include the work of the apostolic fathers and early Christianity up through the middle of the second century.
In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown by leaps and bounds, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background that should inform our reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity. The Dictionary of New Testament Background takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book culture, religion and cults, honor and shame, patronage and benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives. No other reference work presents so much in one place for students of the New Testament. Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form.
- James 5:1-6 The Howling of The Oppressor
- James 5:7-8 The Hope that Makes Us Strong
- James 5:9 Grumbling in the Doorway
- James 5:10-11 God's Good Outcome
- James 5:12 Do Not Swear
- James 5:13-16 The Practice of God's Presence
- James 5:14-18 Pray!
- James 5:19-20 Rescuing One Another
AUDIO - Click here for the audios of the 12 lessons on James listed below averaging about 41 minutes each...
- 10 James 5:1-6 – Study 10 40:14
- 11 James 5:7-12 – Study 11 39:48
- 12 James 5:13-20 – Study 12 41:40
Teacher Notes on James
- James 5:1-5:6 A Word to the Wealthy Phil Thengvall
- James 5:7-11 Lord, Give Me Patience--Now!
- James 5:13-20 Handle with Prayer
- The Peril of Riches - James 5:1-6
- Striving to Obtain Patience - James 5:7-12
- Prayers of Faith (Part 1) - James 5:13-18
- Prayers of Faith (Part 2) - James 5:13-18
- A Conclusion of Conviction - James 5:19-20
Spurgeon - Adopted by the Wesleyan Conference as a standard work, and characterized by that body as marked by “solid learning, soundness of theological opinion, and an edifying attention to experimental and practical religion. Necessary to Methodist Students.
- James 5:1-11 Sweeping Condemnations, Exhortations, And Warnings For The Rich / Be Patient For The Coming Of The Lord / Do Not Complain Against One Another
- James 5:12-20 Don't Swear By Anything / If Suffering Pray / If Sick Ask the Elders To Come And Pray For Healing / Confess Your Sins One To Another
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.
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES - EDWARD PLUMPTRE
CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT COMMENTARY
- James 5:1-6 The Woes of Wealth Without God
- James 5:7-9 Responding Rightly When Wronged
- James 5:10-11 Patient Endurance
- James 5:12 Talking Straight
- James 5:13-16 The God-dependent Community
- James 5:16b-18 The Power of Prayer
- James 5:19-20 God's Search & Rescue Ministry
- James 5:11 Praise Glory Hallelujah and Prosperity
- James 5:13-15 Divine Healing
- James 5:13-15 Divine Healing - 2
- James 5:13-18 Effectual Praying
- James 5:13-14 Divine Healing - 3
- James 5:16-18 The God Who Answers Prayer
- James 5:19-20 The Winner of Souls
- James 5:7-11 The Patience of Job
- James 5:7-9 The Presence of the Lord
- James 5:1-12 Week Nine Lesson: Faith That Looks to Jesus’ Coming
- James 5:13-20 Week Ten lesson: Faith That Prays
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY FOR ENGLISH READERS - 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.
- Click here for the devotionals below.
- James 5:1-6 Prices or Values?
- James 5:7-12 He Is at the Door!
- James 5:3-16 Sickness and Sin
- James 5:17-20 Prayer That Works
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - ABRIDGES
- Expositor's Bible Commentary : abridged edition - Matthew - Revelation (Borrow)
- James 5 Commentary
- James 5:1-6 The Follows and Iniquities of the Rich - Their Miserable End
- James 5:7-11 Patience in Waiting
- James 5:7-11 The Prohibition of Swearing
- James 5:13 Worship the Best Outlet
- James 5:14-15 The Elders of the Church
- James 5:16-18 Confession of Sins
- James 5:19, 20 The Word of Converting Sinners
EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS Commentary on James
MICHAEL FRONCZAK - 46 pages
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 #12; James 5:1-6; Materialistic Idolatry: Spiritual leaders should warn people never to allow materialism to deprive them of eternal life. Video
- James; Principle #13; James 5:7-12 Christ's Return: When we are frustrated and distracted by people who are evil and cruel, we are to focus on our eternal hope in Jesus Christ. Video
- James; Principle #14; James 5:13-20; Prayers of the Righteous: When we are experiencing various illnesses, we should seek guidance and prayer from the leaders in our churches who are living godly and righteous lives. Video
BRUCE GOETTSCHE - sermons on James
- James 5:1-6 How Not to Respond to Uncertain Financial Times
- James 5:7-12 Hanging in There
- James 5:13-18 Faithful Praying
- James 5:13-20 Getting Involved
GOSPELCOALITION - SERMONS ON JAMES - MOST MP3 MANY WELL-KNOWN SPEAKERS
GOTQUESTIONS - Sound Biblical answers to questions related to the Book of James
- James 5:1-3 How should a Christian view wealth?
- James 5:7 What is a husbandman in the Bible?
- James 5:8 Can the return of Christ truly be said to be imminent?
- James 5:10-11 The patience of Job—why is Job famous for being patient?
- James 5:11 How long was Job's suffering?
- James 5:12 - What does the Bible say about keeping your vows / oaths?
- James 5:12 - What does it mean to let your yes be yes and your no be no?
- James 5:12 - Why did oaths involve putting a hand under someone's thigh (Genesis 24:9)?
- James 5:12 - Should a Christian make a promise?
- James 5:12 - Is it wrong to swear to God?
- James 5:15 - What is the prayer of faith?
- James 5:16 - What is the key to effective prayer?
- James 5:16 What is fervent prayer?
- James 5:16 Why should we confess our sins to one another
- James 5:16 - Why do we need to confess our sins if they have already been forgiven (1 John 1:9)?
- James 5:16 Do we need to confess our sins to those we have sinned against?
- James 5:16 What does the Bible say about confession of sin to a priest?
- James 5:16 How can I be sure I am praying according to the will of God?
- James 5:16 Why is praying for others important?
- James 5:16 What should I look for in an accountability partner?
- James 5:14-16 - What does the Bible say about prayer for the sick?
- James 5:14-16 - What is a healing room? Are healing rooms biblical?
- James 5:14-16 - What is divine healing?
- James 5:14-16 - Why doesn't God heal everyone?
- James 5:14-16 - What is the spiritual gift of healing?
- James 5:14-16 - What does the Bible say about healing?
- James 5:16 - When we confess our sins to God, how detailed do we need to be?
- James 5:16 - Why should we confess our sins to one another?
- James 5:16 - Do we need to confess our sins to those we have sinned against?
- James 5:17-18 - The patience of Job—why is Job famous for being patient
- James 5:19–20 How does love cover all wrongs (Proverbs 10:12)?
- James 5:20 - When is it necessary to rebuke another believer?
- James 5:20 - What is the sin unto death?
- What does the Bible say about energy healing / energy medicine / Reiki?
- Why will the nations need healing in the New Jerusalem?
- How can I receive emotional healing?
- How can I experience healing and recovery after an abortion?
- What is inner healing, and is it biblical?
- What did Jesus mean when He told people, “Your faith has made you well”?
- Are faith healers for real? Does a faith healer heal with the same power as Jesus?
- Should Christians go to doctors?
- What is Christian Science?
- What is the story of the ten lepers in the Bible?
- What is the balm of Gilead?
- What does it mean that “by His stripes we are healed”?
- Why won't God heal amputees?
- What is a spirit of infirmity?
- Why did Jesus spit for some of His miracles?
- Is cessationism biblical? What is a cessationist?
- Should a Christian participate in reflexology?
- What is theophostic counseling, and is it biblical?
- What does the Bible say about crystals?
- What does the Bible have to say about holistic medicine?
- How should a Christian view prescription drugs?
- Counseling Related Questions
- What was in the shadow of Peter that healed people (Acts 5:15-16)?
- What happened at the Pool of Bethesda?
- Why did Jesus command people to not tell others of the miracles He performed?
- What does the Bible say about PTSD?
- How can I heal from the hurt of a broken relationship?
- What is shamanism?
- 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
- James 5:19-20 Bring 'Em Back Alive
- James 5:19-20 Traitors
H A IRONSIDE COMMENTARY
Cyril Barber - Continuously in print for 50 years, having made its debut in 1947. Ironside always has something good to say. He is easy to read, evangelical, and provides deft applications of the truth to life. One limitation of this revision is the use of the KJV when some other modern translation (e.g., NKJV) would have better served the needs of modern readers. Otherwise, this exposition is lucid and ideal for lay Bible study.
James Rosscup - He is staunchly evangelical, showing good broad surveys based on diligent study, practical turns, even choice illustrations. In prophecy he is premillennial dispensational....Many preachers have found that Ironside works, read along with heavier books on details of exegesis, help them see the sweep of the message and prime their spirits for practical relevance.
John Cereghin - Ironside, Harry A., Expository Notes on the Epistles of James and Peter, 1947, 41 pages. Brief devotional exposition. He attacks hyper-Calvinism (68); denounces the error of “soul sleep” (73); suggests that angels may refer to Genesis 6 (82-83); teaches the Premillennial coming of Christ (98). A practical and devotional exposition. Reprinted from the 1904 edition.
- Patience Until the Lord's Coming (4:13-5:11)
- The Encompassing Instructions (5:12-20)
- Appendix on the Task of Biblical Interpretation: How Can We Identify the Rich in the Epistle of James?
- James 5:1–6 Woes of the Wicked Rich,
- James 5:7, 8 Patience through the Blessed Hope,
- James 5:9–11 Murmuring against Brethren,
- James 5:12 Swearing,
- James 5:13–15 Prayer and Praise,
- James 5:16–18 Confession and Prayer,
- James 5:19, 20 Error and Conversion,
- Calling the Elders to Pray - Daniel Hayden - Bibliotheca Sacra 138 (1981)
- Will God Heal Us? - A Re-Examination of James 5:14-16a - Gary Shogren - Evangelical Quarterly 61
- “Divine Healing” according to James 5 - William Malee - Grace Theological Journal
- Suffering According to James Christopher W. Morgan - SBJT 17.4 (2013): 20-33.
- Does God Want Christians to Perform Miracles Today? John C. Whitcomb, Jr. - Grace Theological Journal
- Exegetical Brief: James 5:14—“Anoint Him with Oil” David P. Kuske - Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly
- A Review of Thurman Scrivner’s Teaching - Quote - "Thurman Scrivner is not claiming to have the gift of healing. Instead, he is teaching people that Christians do not have to be sick."
D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. A technical commentary providing grammatical information and important word studies. Often cites rabbinic sources. Defends Petrine authorship and dates the letter at A.D. 64. (An Introduction to the New Testament)
Cyril Barber - One of the better works in this series. (The Minister's Library - Volume 1)
RICHARD J KREJCIR
- James 5:1-6 Do You Have an Oppressors Heart?
- James 5:7-12 Patience in Suffering!
- James 5:13-18 The Power of Prayer!
- James 5:19-20 Bring Back Our Wandering Brothers!
J P LANGE
LIFEWAY - sermons
- 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
- James 5:14 Should Believers Anoint the Sick with Oil?
- James 5 What Is “The Prayer of Faith?”
- James 5 Turning Back a Sinner
- James 5 Anointing the Sick with Oil
WILLIAM MACDONALD - commentary on whole Bible. Often has pithy, practical and very insightful comments.
John MacArthur - "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen."
Warren Wiersbe - "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word."
- Believer's Bible Commentary - borrow. This resource is always worth checking.
BRYN MACPHAIL - sermons
- James 5:7-11 Be Patient With God
- James 5:13-18 Doing Means Praying
- James 5:13-19 What We Really Need: Forgiveness
MASTER'S BIBLE CHURCH Sermon Series on James
Quick overview suggests these are an excellent resource (e.g., 21 pages on James 1:2-4!)
- James 5:1-3 Rich and Wicked
- James 5:4-6 The Cry Heard by God
- James 5:7-8 Be Patient, Brethren, part 1
- James 5:9-11 Be Patient, Brethren, part 2
- James 5:12 Brethren, Do Not Swear
- James 5:13-16a The Prayerful Christian, part 1
- James 5:16b-18 The Prayerful Christian, part 2
- James 5:19-20 To Save a Soul from Death
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)
MONERGISM - SERMONS. MP3'S
- Borrow The Defender's Study Bible
- James 5:3 for the last days
- James 5:4 Lord of sabaoth
- James 5:5 day of slaughter
- James 5:8 draweth nigh
- James 5:11 patience of Job pitiful
- James 5:14 sick oil
- James 5:15 faith shall save sick if
- James 5:16 Confess your faults fervent
- James 5:17 on the earth
- James 5:20 save a soul
- James 5:1-11 The Judge is at the Door
- James 5:13-16 The Sick and the Afflicted
- James 5:16-18 Praying Up a Storm
- James 5:19-20 Not a Moment to be Lost
- James 5:14: Should We Anoint the Sick With Oil? - 8 Things to Consider
JIM NEWHEISER - each sermon has nice 2 page outline with lots of Scripture cross-references
- James 5:1-6 Money Talks
- James 5:7-11 Be Patient
- James 5:12 Let Your “Yes” be “Yes”
- James 5:13-15 Pray in All Circumstances
- James 5:16-18 Community Confession and Prayer
- James 5:19-20 Brother Keepers
- James 5:1-6 Rotting Riches
- James 5:7-11 Patient Endurance
- James 5:12 Straight Talk
- James 5:13-16 Prayer and Healing
- James 5:16-18 Effective Prayer
JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary
NKJV STUDY BIBLE - online no restriction for use - notes are brief but conservative and well-done
- James - for easiest copy/paste select theater view.
OUR DAILY BREAD
- See James 1 Illustrations - Our Daily Bread, etc
- 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 5:13-16 It's The Knees
- James 5:13-16 Pray First!
- James 5:13-18 Five-Finger Prayers
- James 5:13-18 There’s Power
- James 5:16 Pinpointing Prayer
- James 5:16 Serving God with Our Prayers
- James 5:16 The Squeaky Wheel
- 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
- James 5:20. Listening to Your Brother
JOSEPH PARKER - PEOPLE'S BIBLE
PASTORLIFE - SERMONS
|The Power of Prayer (Mother's Day)||James 5:13-16||Prayer; Mother's Day||John C. Bryan|
|The Power of Prayer||James 5:13-16||Prayer; Mother's Day||John C. Bryan|
|Spiritual Drifting||James 5:13-20||Backslidding; Drifting from God; Repentance||Denis Lyle|
|Money Talks||James 5:1-6||Christian Living; Money; Possessions; Stewardship||Denis Lyle|
|Right on the Money||James 5:1-6||Money; Stewardship||Mark Adams|
|Where are the Elijahs of God?||James 5:16-18||Elijah; Spirit of God; Commitment; Willingness||Franklin L. Kirksey|
|How To Have An Effective Prayer Life||James 5:16-18||Prayer||J. Gerald Harris|
|Prayers that Bless a Nation||James 5:17-18||Memorial Day; Prayer; America||John C. Bryan|
|Prone to Wander||James 5:19-20||Backslidding; Wandering from God; Unfaithfulness||Johnny Hunt|
|Difficult Times - Hope||James 5:7-12||Hope; Hardships; Difficulties||Johnny Hunt|
|What's a Christian to Do?||James 5:7-12||Christian Living||J. Mike Minnix|
MATT POSTIFF - sermons on James - Fellowship Bible Church
WIL POUNDS - sermon transcripts
- James 4:13-5:6 Practicing God's Presence
- James 5:7-12 Be Patient until the Parousia
- James 5:13-20 Be Patient and Pray
PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
PREACHER'S OUTLINE AND SERMON BIBLE (POSB) - This resource can be very helpful. Must be borrowed and no copy/paste.
- James 5:13-16: Praying For the Sick - Part 1
- James 5:13-16: Praying For the Sick - Part 2
- James 5:13-16: Praying For the Sick - May, 2000
- James 5 Expositional Commentary - homilies below on this page
- 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
- Does God Want Me Well? James 5:13-16: Questions on Healing
- 10 Reasons To Believe In A God Who Allows Suffering
- Why Would A Good God Allow Suffering? Finding goodness in trouble
- Out of the Ashes - God's Presence in Job's Pain
REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes
- James 5:1
- James 5:2–3
- James 5:4
- James 5:5
- James 5:6
- James 5:7
- James 5:9
- James 5:12
- James 5:13
- James 5:14
- James 5:15
- James 5:16
- James 5:17
- James 5:19
- James 5:20
- 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
KIM RIDDLEBARGER - SERMON TRANSCRIPTS
Cyril Barber - The content of this volume grew out of lectures delivered at Northfield, et. al. Practical and unsophisticated. (The Minister's Library, Volume 3)
- James 5:1-6 Warnings to the Rich
- James 5:7-11 Warnings about Patience
- James 5:12-20 God's Rx for a Blessed Life
- James 5:16 Stretched Out in Prayer
- James 5:16, 1:6, 4:2-3 How to Pray for Friends and Influence People
- James 5:1-6: Worldly Riches are Temporary
- James 5:7-11: Be Patient and Do Not Complain
- James 5:12: The Use of an Oath
- James 5:13-15: Pray for the Sick
- James 5:16-18: Prayer Can Accomplish Much
- James 5:19-20: Do Not Stray from the Truth
JOHN SCHULTZ - former missionary to Papua New Guinea
- James Commentary - 74 pages, brief but well done notes (he quotes 54 times from Moo's work)
SERMON AUDIO Various Sources Be a Berean!
- James 5:7, 8 Patient Perservance Urged
- James 5:9 The Nearness of Judgment
- James 5:11 The Patience of Job
- James 5:16 The Efficacy of Fervent Prayer
- James 5:19, 20 Conversion of a Sinner A Great Benefit
JAMES SMITH - Handfuls of Purpose - click here for all the topics below on the same page
- OPPRESSING THE HIRELING. James 5:1-11
- PURE SPEECH. James 5:12
- AN ERRING BROTHER. James 5:19, 20
- Rich Oppressors James 5:1–6
- In the Midst of Suffering James 5:1–12
- Be Patient James 5:7–9
- Suffering and Patience James 5:10–11
- Oaths and Vows James 5:12
- The Prayer of Faith James 5:13–15
- James and Jesus James 5:13–20
- How to Pray James 5:16
- Righteous Prayer James 5:16–18
- The Role of Prayer in God’s Providence James 5:16b-18
- Providence and Prayer James 5:16b–18
- Rescue the Wanderer James 5:19–20
- James 5:7-8: A Visit to the Harvest Field (Sermon)
- James 5:8: It Will Not Be Long (Devotional)
- James 5:11: The Pearl of Patience (Sermon)
- James 5:11 The Pity of the Lord-The Comfort of the Afflicted
- James 5:16: Pray for One Another (Devotional)
- James 5:19, 20 To Sabbath School Teachers & Other Soul Winners - Pdf
- James 5:19-20: Conversion
CLAUDE STAUFFER SERMON
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.
- James 5:1–6 The Misery coming upon the Rich,
- James 5:7–9 Patient Waiting,
- James 5:10, 11 Examples of Suffering and Patience,
- James 5:12 Swear Not; Purify your Speech,
- James 5:13 Praying and Singing,
- James 5:14–18 Ordinance for the Sick,
- James 5:19, 20 The Greatest Need, and the Greatest Work of Faith,
JOHN STEVENSON - sermons
- James 5:7-20 Patience, Promises and Prayer
- James 4:13 - 5:9 Planning for Permanence
- James 5:7-20 Patience, Promises, and Prayer
JOHN B SUMNER 1840
- Warnings for the Wealthy - James 5:1-6
- Rich people - James 5:1
- Rotted . . . eaten . . . corroded - James 5:2-3
- Wages you failed to pay - James 5:4
- Fattened yourselves - James 5:5
- Condemned and murdered - James 5:6
- Patience and Perseverance - James 5:7-11
- Patience, perseverance, and promise - James 5:7-8
- The Judge is standing at the door! - James 5:9
- Persevere - James 5:10-11
- Final Exhortations - James 5:12-19
- Above all - James 5:12
- Pray, sing, sick - James 5:13-14
- Prayer offered in faith - James 5:15
- Confess your sins - James 5:16
- Elijah - James 5:17-18
- Wander from the truth - James 5:19
- Turns a sinner - James 5:20
- 5:1-6 Warnings To Those Who Live For Money
- 5:7-11 The Grace Of Patience
- 5:12 Do Not Swear
- 5:13-16 The Prayer Of Faith Will Save The Sick
- 5:16-18 A Righteous Man’s Praying
- 5:19 & 20 Restoring The Wanderers
DAVID E THOMPSON Expository Sermons
- Sermons on James - find sermons on following. For Pdf select "Download" and then Transcript
- 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
WARREN WIERSBE - Always worth checking for preaching/teaching points.
Rosscup - One of America’s most appreciated staunchly evangelical Bible conference teachers gives diligent, refreshing expositions. These are all of his 23 separate, earlier books in the “Be” series on the New Testament. He strikes a particular appeal with lay people as he crystallizes sections, deals with some of the verses, handles certain problems and backgrounds and applies principles. He is premillennial.
Cyril Barber - Together these volumes treat the gospel of Luke. Wiersbe, who is a pastor's pastor, outlines and expounds the text with exemplary skill. These books are ideal for individual or group Bible study.
Cyril Barber - This is a book (referring to Wiersbe's Expository Outlines) of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.
- Be mature (James) by Wiersbe, Warren Or here - Be mature : growing up in Christ See also Maturity (adapted from James commentary)
- With the Word - borrow - Excellent chapter summaries. Good ideas for preaching or teaching. - 428 ratings
- Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament - borrow - useful for preaching or teaching