James 5 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


JOHN ADAM

GREG ALLEN

DON ANDERSON

Audios of his lessons

Teacher Notes on James

More Notes 

MIKE ANDRUS

PAUL APPLE

WILLIAM BARCLAY

ALBERT BARNES

BRIAN BELL

CHRIS BENFIELD

JOHANN BENGEL

ANDREW BENNETT

JOSEPH BENSON

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.

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES

BRIAN BILL

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 BURNS

JOHN CALVIN

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES - EDWARD PLUMPTRE

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT COMMENTARY

ALAN CARR

RICH CATHERS

ADAM CLARKE

STEVEN COLE

THOMAS CONSTABLE

W A CRISWELL

KAY DAIGLE

RON DANIEL

J N DARBY

GEORGE DAVIS

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

DEVOTIONALS JAMES

DISCOVERY HOUSE - Booklet

DAN DUNCAN

J LIGON DUNCAN

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.

THEODORE EPP

EXPLORE THE BIBLE

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - Alfred Plummer

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS Commentary on James

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT - W E Oesterley

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

JOHN GILL

BRUCE GOETTSCHE - sermons on James

GOSPELCOALITION - SERMONS ON JAMES - MOST MP3 MANY WELL-KNOWN SPEAKERS

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

DAVID GUZIK

JAMES HASTINGS

MATTHEW HENRY

D EDMOND HIEBERT

F B HOLE

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

DAVID HOLWICK

KENT HUGHES - MP3 ONLY - Good Message

ILLUSTRATIONS - 10,000 ILLUSTRATIONS

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. 

IVP COMMENTARY - George M. Stulac

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN

ROBERT JOHNSTONE

JOURNAL ARTICLES

HAMPTON KEATHLEY

WILLIAM KELLY

RICHARD KNOWLING

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

STEVE KRELOFF

J P LANGE

LIFEWAY - sermons

JOHN MACARTHUR

IAN MACKERVOY

BRYN MACPHAIL - sermons 

THOMAS MANTON

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!)

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)

J VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

JAMES MOFFATT

MONERGISM - SERMONS. MP3'S

HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible 

ROBERT MORGAN

NET BIBLE NOTES

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

PHIL NEWTON

JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary

OUR DAILY BREAD

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

JOHN PIPER

MATT POSTIFF - sermons on James - Fellowship Bible Church

  • James 5:1-11 (docx)
  • James 5:12 (docx)
  • James 5:13-18 (doc)
  • James 5:19-20 (docx)

WIL POUNDS - sermon transcripts

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

RAY PRITCHARD

PULPIT COMMENTARY

  • 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

RBC BOOKLET

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes

GRANT RICHISON - verse by verse commentary

KIM RIDDLEBARGER - SERMON TRANSCRIPTS

A T ROBERTSON

A T ROBERTSON - Practical and Social Aspects of Christianity -The Wisdom of James - A Commentary

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)

DON ROBINSON

ADRIAN ROGERS - DEVOTIONALS

DAVID ROPER

GIL RUGH

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)

MARK SEIFRID

CHARLES SIMEON

CHUCK SMITH

HAMILTON SMITH

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

R C SPROUL

C H SPURGEON

CLAUDE STAUFFER SERMON

RAY STEDMAN

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.

JOHN STEVENSON - sermons

JOHN B SUMNER 1840

THIRD MILLENNIUM STUDY NOTES

GEOFF THOMAS

DAVID E THOMPSON Expository Sermons

BOB UTLEY

VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH

MARVIN VINCENT

EDWIN WINKLER

STEVE ZEISLER

SERMONS BY VERSE

A Warning to the Rich   James 5:1-6
Aggravations of Luxury F. T. Bassett, M. A. James 5:1-6
Avaricious Rich Men R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 5:1-6
End of Gaiety   James 5:1-6
Excessive Wealth Ruinous New Cyclo. of Illustrations James 5:1-6
God Help the Rich   James 5:1-6
Gold Bought Too Dearly   James 5:1-6
Insatiable Greed P. H. Gosse, in "Good Words." James 5:1-6
Living in Pleasure T. Manton, D. D. James 5:1-6
Living in Pleasure J. Trapp. James 5:1-6
Luxury H. P. Hughes, M. A. James 5:1-6
Money   James 5:1-6
Money an Opportunity   James 5:1-6
Moth-Eaten Garments H. W. Beecher. James 5:1-6
Nourished Hearts T. Manton. James 5:1-6
Pleasures Quarles, Henry. James 5:1-6
Poison in Pleasures New Cyclopoedia of Illustration James 5:1-6
Profane Rich Men R. Turnbull. James 5:1-6
Riches Eating the Flesh J. Trapp. James 5:1-6
Ruined by Riches Old Humphrey. James 5:1-6
Running to Death S. Rutherford. James 5:1-6
Sins of the Wealthy C. F. Deems, D. D. James 5:1-6
Sodden with Pleasure J. C. Lees, D. D. James 5:1-6
Sordid Sparing T. Manton. James 5:1-6
Take Care of Pleasure C. H. Spurgeon. James 5:1-6
Taking Advantage of Meekness J. Trapp. James 5:1-6
The Curse of Wealth Bunyan. James 5:1-6
The Doom of Misused Wealth T.F. Lockyear James 5:1-6
The Folly of Avarice A. Plummer, D. D. James 5:1-6
The Gold Poison Shakespeare. James 5:1-6
The Greedy Disposition Scientific Illustrations and Symbols James 5:1-6
The Ingenuousness of Fraud C. Colton. James 5:1-6
The Judgments Coming Upon the Wicked Rich C. Jerdan James 5:1-6
The Just Dean Plumptre. James 5:1-6
The Miseries Coming Upon the Rich John Adam. James 5:1-6
The Moral Evils of Wealth Orville Dowry. James 5:1-6
The Pleasures of Sense and of Religion   James 5:1-6
The Troubles of the Rich   James 5:1-6
The Unscrupulous Money-Getter Scientific Illustrations and Symbols James 5:1-6
The Wounds of Evil Wealth St. Francis de Sales James 5:1-6
Too Much and Too Little Owen Feltham. James 5:1-6
Unsatisfactory Riches J. Venning. James 5:1-6
Various Ways of Oppressing the Poor T. Manton. James 5:1-6
Wealth Destructive T. Secker. James 5:1-6
Wealth Disappointing H. W. Beecher. James 5:1-6
Wealth Exposed to Danger   James 5:1-6
Wealth Seasoned by Alms   James 5:1-6
Wealth Too Dearly Bought W. Armlet, D.D. James 5:1-6
A Visit to the Harvest Field C. H. Spurgeon. James 5:7-8
An Established Heart R. Turnbull. James 5:7-8
Are Missions a Failure Canon Liddon. James 5:7-8
Christian Patience T. Manton. James 5:7-8
Christian Patience Advocated J. Trapp. James 5:7-8
Christian Persistence H. W. Beecher. James 5:7-8
Christian Waiting E. H. Palmer. James 5:7-8
Importance of the End Sunday at Home. James 5:7-8
Long-Suffering in View of Christ's Coming C. Jerdan James 5:7, 8
Patience a Strength Canon Liddon. James 5:7-8
Persuasives to Patience U. R. Thomas. James 5:7-8
Quieting Thoughts About Life D. Thomas. James 5:7-8
The Approaching of Christ in the Revolution of Time D. Thomas. James 5:7-8
The Duty of Expectation E. Bersier, D. D. James 5:7-8
The Great Court of Appeal Dean Plumptre. James 5:7-8
The Impending Hour T. De Witt Talmage. James 5:7-8
Waiting W. Clayton. James 5:7-8
Waiting Upon God H. W. Beecher. James 5:7-8
The Coming of the Lord T.F. Lockyear James 5:7-11
Discontent and Envy B. Beddome, M. A. James 5:9
Grudge Not A. Plummer, D. D. James 5:9
Grudging R. Turnbull. James 5:9
The Carping Spirit   James 5:9
The Judge Before the Door J. M. Ludlow, D. D. James 5:9
The Magistrate Present J. Trapp. James 5:9
The Sin of Grumbling C. F. Deems, D. D. James 5:9
Bear and Forbear C. Jerdan James 5:9-11
Good Examples B. C. Sowden. James 5:10
Patience Aids Every Virtue   James 5:10
Patience Reduces Pain Henry Smith. James 5:10
The Uses of Affliction The Study James 5:10
What is Affliction   James 5:10
Affliction Profitable Tinling's Illustrations James 5:11
Afflictions are Blessings in Disguise   James 5:11
Benefit of Adversity   James 5:11
Benefit of Afflictions   James 5:11
Christian Patience   James 5:11
Endurance James Lonsdale, M. A. James 5:11
Give God Time S. H. Langston, M. A. James 5:11
God's Purpose in Troubles H. W. Beecher. James 5:11
Impatience Under Affliction Bp. Hopkins. James 5:11
Learning Patience H. W. Beecher. James 5:11
Secret of Silent Endurance Baxendale's Anecdotes James 5:11
Suffering S. R. Fuller. James 5:11
Suffering, the Common Lot Longfellow. James 5:11
The Gladness of the Gardener C. S. Robinson, D. D. James 5:11
The Goodly Discipline J. B. Brown, B. A. James 5:11
The Honour of Endurance H. W. Beecher. James 5:11
The Inward Glory of Affliction H. Macmillan. James 5:11
The Mercy of God J. M. Whiton, Ph. D. James 5:11
The Patience of Job J. Trapp. James 5:11
The Pearl Patience C. H. Spurgeon. James 5:11
The Pitifulness of the Lord the Comfort of the Afflicted C. H. Spurgeon. James 5:11
The Secret of Patience W. Denton. James 5:11
Trial Beneficent S. H. Langston, M. A. James 5:11
Wisdom of Trials S. Coley. James 5:11
A Warning Against Oaths C. F. Deems, D. D. James 5:12
Against Rash and Vain Swearing L Barrow, D. D. James 5:12
Against Swearing C. Jerdan James 5:12
Evil of Swearing   James 5:12
Judicial Oaths Dean Plumptre. James 5:12
Profane Swearing A. Plummer, D. D. James 5:12
Simplicity of Speech T.F. Lockyear James 5:12
The Practice of the Essenes Dean Plumptre. James 5:12
The Prohibition of Swearing A. Plummer, D. D. James 5:12
A Poor Voice for Psalm Singing   James 5:13
A Spirit Religiously Cheerful   James 5:13
Aflliction's Resource Adam Forman. James 5:13
Christian Varieties B. D. Johns. James 5:13
Discipline of Affliction Dean Scott. James 5:13
Piety in Unequal Temporal Conditions T. Manton. James 5:13
Prayer and Praise V. Oaths A. Plummer, D. D. James 5:13
Prayer in Affliction A. K. H. Boyd, D. D. James 5:13
Prosper in Affliction John Knox. James 5:13
Religious Worship a Remedy for Excitements J. H. Newman, D. D. James 5:13
True Merriment J. Trapp. James 5:13
Use of Sickness   James 5:13
Prayer and Praise as a Medicine C. Jerdan James 5:13-15
The Life in God T.F. Lockyear James 5:13-18
Anointing the Sick The Weekly Pulpit James 5:14-15
Prayer Extending Life New Cyclopedia of Illustrations James 5:14-15
Prayer for the Sick Bengel's Life James 5:14-15
Prayer Saving the Sick C. J. Vaughan, D. D. James 5:14-15
Praying for the Sick J. N. Norton, D. D. James 5:14-15
The Elders of the Church A. Plummer, D. D. James 5:14-15
The Sick Sending for the Elder's of the Church T. Manton. James 5:14-15
Be Ye Therefore Sober, and Watch unto Prayer Hugh Binning James 5:16
Confessing of Faults Bp. Temple. James 5:16-18
Confession T. Manton. James 5:16-18
Confession Difficult   James 5:16-18
Confession of Faults C. F. Deems, D. D. James 5:16-18
Effectual Prayer Christian Age James 5:16-18
Effectual Prayer E. N. Kirk, D. D. James 5:16-18
Effectual Prayer   James 5:16-18
Faults H. W. Beecher. James 5:16-18
God's Good Men Bp. Phillips Brooks. James 5:16-18
Good Men of Like Passions with the Frail T. Manton. James 5:16-18
Intercession   James 5:16-18
Intercessory Prayer A. K. H. Boyd, D. D. James 5:16-18
Intercessory Prayer S. Baring Gould, M. A. James 5:16-18
Intercessory Prayer Needed   James 5:16-18
Inwrought Energetic Prayer James Vaughan, M. A. James 5:16-18
Is Prayer Efficacious E. Bersier, D. D. James 5:16-18
Litany Day   James 5:16-18
Mutual Confession and Prayer C. Jerdan James 5:16-18
Mutual Prayer Congregational Pulpit James 5:16-18
Prayer a Good Remedy in Desperate Cases T. Manton. James 5:16-18
Prayer and Natural Law James Davis. James 5:16-18
Prayer for Change of Weather A. Plummer, D. D. James 5:16-18
Prayer the Secret of Strength   James 5:16-18
Premier for Rain Dean Plumptre. James 5:16-18
Strong Crying J. Rendel Harria. James 5:16-18
The Necessity and Efficacy of Prayer S. Morell. James 5:16-18
The Prayer of Faith R. B. Thurston, D. D. James 5:16-18
Value of the Intercessions of the Good Sword and Trowel. James 5:16-18
The Blessing of God on Filial Piety Andrew Lee et al James 5:19
Who Will Rise Up with Me Against the Wicked? John Wesley James 5:19
Abrupt Ending Dean Plumptre. James 5:19-20
Be Slow to Despair   James 5:19-20
Caring for the Salvation of Others T. Manton. James 5:19-20
Conversion C. H. Spurgeon. James 5:19-20
Conversion of Others C. F. Deems, D. D. James 5:19-20
Conversion of the Erring a Christian Duty Win. Forsyth. James 5:19-20
Converting a Sinner Dr. J. P. Thompson. James 5:19-20
Converting a Soul D. Thomas. James 5:19-20
Converting Sinners a Christian Duty C. G. Finney. James 5:19-20
Difficulty of the Work Edward Smith. James 5:19-20
Heresy: an Exposition and an Appeal J. Parker, D. D. James 5:19-20
How to Do It G. F. Pentecost, D. D. James 5:19-20
Human Agency in the Sinner's Conversion to God Hugh McGatrie. James 5:19-20
Jewel Gatherers .For the Redeemer's Crown W. M. Punshon, D. D. James 5:19-20
Motives to Christian Zeal Essex Remembrancer James 5:19-20
On Restoring Backsliders A. F. Barfield. James 5:19-20
One Soul Worth a Great Effort   James 5:19-20
Saved Alone   James 5:19-20
Sin Hidden   James 5:19-20
Soul-Saving   James 5:19-20
Successful Endeavour Sword and Trowel. James 5:19-20
The Conversion of a Sinner C. Jerdan James 5:19, 20
The Conversion of a Sinner A. R. McEwen, D. D. James 5:19-20
The Conversion of Sinners T. Finch. James 5:19-20
The Conversion of Sinners J. Caughey James 5:19-20
The Erring to be Reclaimed Dean Scott. James 5:19-20
The Greatness of Being Instrumental to Another's Conversion H. Melvill, B. D. James 5:19-20
The Joy of Converting a Soul   James 5:19-20
The Lord's Converts and Man's   James 5:19-20
The Mission of a Tract The Fireside. James 5:19-20
The Preciousness of the Soul Joseph Cummings, D. D. James 5:19-20
The Salvation of a Soul T.F. Lockyear James 5:19, 20
The Wide Blessedness of Love Dean Plumptre. James 5:19-20
Tholuck's Personal Effort for Individual Souls   James 5:19-20
To Sabbath-School Teachers and Other Soul-Winners C. H. Spurgeon. James 5:19-20
Wandering from the Truth C. F. Deems, D. D. James 5:19-20

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