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Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
|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.
A Comparison of James 2:24 and Ephesians 2:8-10 -75 pages
- James 2:1-7 Holding the Faith Without Partiality
- James 2:8-13 Practicing Merciful Judgment
- James 2:14-26 The Fruit of Faith
DON ANDERSON - Teaching Resources
AUDIO - Click here for the audios of the 12 lessons on James listed below averaging about 41 minutes each...
- 4 James 2:1-13 – Study 4 40:18
- 5 James 2:14-26 – Study 5 43:53
- 6 James 3:1-12 – Study 6 37:15
Teacher Notes on James
More Notes on Each of the Preceding Studies
- James 2:1-13 When Favoritism and Prejudice Come to the Church
- James 2:14-26 Faith Without Works Doesn't Work!
Well done commentary from modern perspective. Many quotes.
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.
E P BARROWS
CHRIS BENFIELD - sermon series
- James 2:1-9 Faithfulness without Partiality
- James 2:10-13 Defined by Faith
- James 2:14-26 Faith Revealed by Works (Part 1)
- James 2:14-26 Faith Revealed by Works (Part 2)
- Commenting on Commentaries on the Book of James - David Dockery
- Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of James by Keith Mathison (note Manton is free)
- How to Begin a Commentary Collection - Challies Dot Com
- Commentary on James - Best Commentaries Reviews
- Top Five James Commentaries - Reading Acts
- How to you reconcile James 2 with salvation apart from works
- James 214-26 Quotes (eg - Belief and Behavior—If you don’t live it, you don’t believe it)
- James 1:22-2:13 : Be Doers Of The Word And Not Merely Hearers / Bridle Your Tongue / Practice Pure And Undefiled Religion / Do Not Show Partiality
- James 2:14-25 Justified By Works
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
- James 2:1-7 Why Partiality is Wrong - 1
- James 2:8-13 Why Partiality is Wrong - 2
- James 2:14-19 Saving Faith: Genuine or False?
- James 2:20-26 Are We Justified by Works?
KAY DAIGLE Study on James
- 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 2:1-13 The Royal Law - 14 pages
- James 2:14-26 Faith That Works - 14 pages
- Click here if you would rather listen.
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.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - ABRIDGED
- Expositor's Bible Commentary : abridged edition - Matthew - Revelation (Borrow)
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)
- James 2 Commentary
- James 2:1-4 The Christology of St James
- James 2:5-10 The Iniquity of Respecting the Rich and Despising the Poor
- James 2:14-26 Faith and Works
- James 2:19, 21, 25 The Faith of the Demons
EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT W E Oesterley
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 #6; James 2:1-13 Avoiding Prejudice: We are to honor one another without showing favoritism. Video
- James; Principle #7; James 2:14-26; Good Works: If our profession of faith does not eventuate in good works, we should evaluate the validity of our salvation experience. Video
BRUCE GOETTSCHE - sermons on James
GOTQUESTIONS - Sound Biblical answers to questions related to the Book of James
- Book of James - Bible Survey
- What can we learn from the life of James, the brother of Jesus?
- James 2:1 - What does the Bible say about favoritism? Does God have favorites?
- James 2:24 - How can you believe in salvation by faith alone when the only occurrence of ‘faith alone’ in the Bible says that salvation is not by faith alone?
- James 2 - Why is Sola fide important? What is the definition of faith?
- James 2:19 - Can a person believe in some sense but not be saved?
- James 2:20 - What is easy believism? What are some of the signs of genuine saving faith?
- James 2:23 - What can we learn from the life of Abraham?
- James 2:25 - What can we learn from the life of Rahab?
- James 2 - What does it mean for salvation to be a gift from God?
- James 2 - What does it mean that salvation is by grace through faith?
- James 2 - What does it mean that good works are the result of salvation?
- James 2 - Is salvation by grace plus works a false gospel?
- James 2:20,26 - Why is faith without works dead?
- James 2 - Why is salvation by works the predominantly held viewpoint?
- James 2 - Is salvation by faith alone, or by faith plus works?
JOHN F. HART
- James 2:14-26: How To Energize Our Faith: Reconsidering The Meaning Of James 2:14-26
- James 2:19 The Faith of Demons
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).
HOLMAN PUBLISHING - well done, conservative study Bible notes
DAVID HOLWICK - Sermons on James
- James 2:1- 9 Playing Favorites
- James 2:1- 9 Who Is Your Favorite?
- James 2:10-13 One Strike and You Are Out - 1994
- James 2:10-13 One Strike and You Are Out - 2007
- James 2:14-16 Can Salvation Be Earned?
- 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
- The Integrity of Faith (2:1-13)
- Faith and Deeds: The Theological Unity (2:14-26)
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."
- NOTES ON THE GREEK TEXT OF CHAPTER II
- James 2:1–7 Respect of Persons,
- James 2:8–11 Unity of God’s Law,
- James 2:12, 13 Judgment by the Law of Liberty,
- James 2:14–19 Faith without Works,
- James 2:20–26 Justifying Faith a Working Faith,
KJV BIBLE COMMENTARY - Edward Hindson and Woodrow M Kroll
Well done conservative commentary that interprets Scripture from a literal perspective. User reviews - 372 ratings - I have found the comments are very good but not generally in great depth. It is worth check as you may glean additional insights on a passage. It is not strictly speaking verse by verse but does cover many verses.
- KJV Bible Commentary. - note if you want to use copy and paste function, select the one page view. Two page view does not allow copy/paste.
RICHARD KNOWLING - The Epistle of James, Westminster Commentaries
Cyril Barber - One of the better works in this series. (The Minister's Library - Volume 1)
- Prejudice And Personal Favoritism - James 2:1-13
- Abraham - Justified by Works -James 2:14-24
- Faith And Works - James 2:14-26
J P LANGE
LIFE APPLICATION BIBLE - Notes
- Life Application Study Bible - borrow this copy for OT and NT study notes.
- Life application Bible Commentary - James
LIFEWAY - sermons
- 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 2 Are We Saved by Faith or by Works?
- James 2 What Role Do Works Have In Salvation?
THOMAS MANTON - A Practical Exposition of James
In Depth Verse by Verse Comments (>150 pages on James 1!)
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)
Cyril Barber: A work of massive scholarship that ranks among the most important exegetical works ever published on this epistle.
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 2:14-26 What It Means To Believe: The Nature of Genuine Faith
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 2:1-4 Faith Without Favoritism
- James 2:5-7 God of the Poor
- James 2:8-13 The Royal Law of Liberty
- James 2:14-17 Dead Faith
- James 2:18-20 Show Me Your Faith
- James 2:21-24 Justified by Works
- James 2:25-26 Saved Out of Harlotry
F B MEYER
- James 2:1-13 The Royal Law of Scripture
- James 2:14-26 Faith That's Worth Something
- James 2:26 Whatever You Do
- Borrow The Defender's Study Bible
- James 2:2 assembly
- James 2:8 according to the scripture
- James 2:10 offend in one point
- James 2:12 law of liberty
- James 2:14 can faith save him
- James 2:18 faith by my works
- James 2:19 there is one God
- James 2:20 faith without works is dead
- James 2:21 justified by works
- James 2:23 fulfilled which saith Friend of God
- James 2:25 Rahab the harlot
JIM NEWHEISER - each sermon has nice 2 page outline with lots of Scripture cross-references
- James 2:1-7 Favoritism Forbidden
- James 2:8-13 The Royal Law of Love
- James 2:14-20 Worthless Workless Faith
- James 2:21-26 Faith That Works
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 - devotionals
- 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 2:1-13 A Prejudiced Usher
- James 2:1-13 Mercy over Judgment
- James 2:1-9 "The Underbird"
- James 2:1-9 The Outcast
- James 2:1-10 No More Prejudice
- 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 2:14-17 Sharing A Burger
- James 2:14-18 Love In Action
- James 2:14-20 A Heart For The Homeless
- James 2:14-26 Faith in Action
- James 2:14-26 Faith With Works
- James 2:14-26 Faith With Works - 2
- James 2:14-26 Faith At Work
- James 2:15-16 A Time for Action
- James 2:18 Roll 'em Up
- James 2:18 Lightning And Thunder
- James 2:18–26 Best Friend—Forever
- 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 2:23 The Imaginary Friend?
- James 2:25 Even Her?
- James 2:26 Faith That Works
- James 2:26 Jailed To Free Others
- James 2:26 Parking Lot Christianity
JOSEPH PARKER - The People's Bible
PASTOR LIFE - sermons
- James 2 :1-13 The Facts About Favoritism Steve Wagers
- James 2 :1-13 Determining the Worth of a Person Mark Adams
- James 2 :14-16 A Faith Without Fruit Steve Wagers
- James 2 :14-26 Faith That Saves Is Faith That Works Mark Adams
- James 2 :14-26 Futile Faith J. Mike Minnix
J C PHILPOT
EDWARD PLUMPTRE - Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
MATT POSTIFF - sermons on James - Fellowship Bible Church
- James 2:8-12 (pdf)
- James 2:1-13 (doc)
- James 2:5-13 (docx)
- James 2:14-26 (docx)
- James 2:14-26 - revised (docx)
PREACHER'S OUTLINE AND SERMON BIBLE (POSB) - This resource can be very helpful. Must be borrowed and no copy/paste.
- James: Lesson 1 - Inductive Bible Study
- Is Your Christianity Worthless or Real?
- What are the Works of Faith?
REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes
- James 2:1
- James 2:4
- James 2:5
- James 2:6
- James 2:8
- James 2:10
- James 2:13
- James 2:14
- James 2:15–16
- James 2:17
- James 2:18
- James 2:19
- James 2:20
- James 2:21
- James 2:22
- James 2:24
- 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 2:1-7: Show No Partiality
- James 2:8-13: Free to Do God's Will
- James 2:14-17: The Role of Faith and Works
- James 2:18-20: Saving Faith Produces Works
- James 2:21-26: Faith Which Justifies is Not Alone
SERMON AUDIO Various Sources Be a Berean!
SERMONS BY VERSE - older expositions
CHARLES SIMEON - Sermons
- James 2:5 God's Distinguished Regard for the Poor
- James 2:12 The Law of Liberty
- James 2:4 Justification by Works Explained
A B SIMPSON
JAMES SMITH - Handfuls of Purpose - click here for all the topics below on the same page
- THE ROYAL LAW. James 2:8
- WHAT IS SIN? James 2:9; 4:17
- SOLIDARITY OF THE LAW. James 2:10-12
- JUDGMENT AND MERCY. James 2:13
- FAITH AND WORKS. James 2:14-26
- FRIEND OF GOD. James 2:23; 4:4
R C SPROUL DEVOTIONALS JAMES
- The Glory of God James 2:1
- No Partiality James 2:1–4
- True and Counterfeit Glory James 2:1–13
- Heirs of the Kingdom James 2:5-7
- The Royal Law James 2:8–9
- The Law of Liberty James 2:10–13
- Saving Faith James 2:14–17
- Faith and Works? James 2:14–26
- Faith and Works James 2:14-26
- The Source of Daily Faith James 2:14-26
- Faith and Works James 2:18–21
- Completed Faith James 2:22–24
- James Versus Paul? James 2:24
- Living Faith James 2:25–26
- Authentic Profession James 2:26
CLAUDE STAUFFER SERMON JAMES
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 2:1–9 No Respect of Persons in the Love of the Neighbour,
- James 2:10–13 How the Law is to be Understood and Kept,
- James 2:13 Mercy rejoiceth against Judgment,
- James 2:14–19 Faith without Works,
THIRD MILLENNIUM JAMES STUDY NOTES
- Favoritism and the Wealthy - James 2:1-13
- Glorious Lord Jesus Christ - James 2:1-3
- Discriminated among yourselves - James 2:4
- Chosen those . . . poor in the eyes of the world - James 2:5
- Rich who are exploiting you? - James 2:6-7
- Royal law - James 2:8-9
- Whole law . . . one point - James 2:10-11
- The Law of God: What Is God's Law?
- Going to be judged - James 2:12
- Mercy triumphs - James 2:13
- Saved By Faith Alone: A Saving Faith That Is Never Alone - James 2:14-26
- Can such faith save him? - James 2:14
- Suppose . . . without clothes and daily food - James 2:15-16
- Faith by itself . . . is dead - James 2:17
- Show me your faith - James 2:18
- You believe that there is one God - James 2:19
- You foolish man - James 2:20
- Considered righteous - James 2:21
- Faith was made complete - James 2:22
- The scripture was fulfilled - James 2:23
- Not by faith alone - James 2:24
- Considered righteous - James 2:25-26
- 2:1-7 The Stupidity Of Walking By Sight
- 2:8-13 God’s Royal Law Gives Freedom
- 2:14 Salvation Through Faith Alone In Christ Alone
- 2:14-26 Faith Without Works Is Dead
DAVID E THOMPSON Expository Sermons James
- Sermons on James - find sermons on following. For Pdf select "Download" and then Transcript
- 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
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