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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 4:1-3 The Cause of Conflicts
- James 4:4-5 Friendship with the World
- James 4:6 Humbling Down
- James 4:7-10 What Goes Up Must First Come Down
- James 4:11-12 Speak No Evil
- James 4:13-17 Submitting Our Plans to God's Plan
DON ANDERSON - Teaching Resources
AUDIO - Click here for the audios of the 12 lessons on James listed below averaging about 41 minutes each...
- 8 James 4:1-12– Study 8 43:11
- 9 James 4:13-17 – Study 9 33:44
Teacher Notes on James
- James 3:13-4:10 Rhetorical Questions: Mid-Term Exam for the Church Dan Curnutt
- James 4:11-17 - When Christians Play God
- James 4:1-6 Our Struggles with the Flesh
- James 4:7-10 Overcoming the Struggles of the Flesh
- James 4:7-10 The Character of the Christian Soldier
- James 4:11-17 What is Your Life?
- James 3:13-4:3 Discerning The Wisdom From Above And Below / The Source Of All Quarrels And Conflicts / Learning To Ask
- James 4:4-17 Friendship With World Is Hostility Towards God / God Is Opposed To The Proud But Gives Grace To The Humble / Don't Speak Against Brothers
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES - EDWARD PLUMPTRE
CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT COMMENTARY
- James 4:8: The Authority Of Reality
- James 4:8: The Authority of Truth
- James 4:3 And After That What's Next to Do?
- James 4:1-3 The Source of Conflicts
- James 4:4-6 Spiritual Adultery & Resolving Conflicts
- James 4:7-10 Resolving Conflicts God's Way
- James 4:11-12 The Sin of Judging Others
- James 4:13-17 Life is a Vapor
- James 4:1-3 Getting Things From God
- James 4:1-3 Getting Things From God -2
- James 4:10, 14 These Thirty Years
- James 4:10, 14 These Thirty Years - 2
- James 4:13-16 The Quality of Life
- James 3:13-4:3 Week Seven Lesson: Faith That Brings Peace
- James 4:4-17 Week Eight Lesson: Faith That Repents
DICTIONARY OF JESUS AND THE GOSPELS
- DICTIONARY OF JESUS AND THE GOSPELS (borrow a copy)
- James 4:1-5 Worldliness in the Church
- James 4:6-10 The Christian Attitude/The Worldly Attitude
- James 4:11-17 Worldly Speaking and Christian Speaking
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 4:1-3 The War Within
- James 4:4-7 Don't Court the World
- James 4:8-12 You Get Nearer by Getting Lower
- James 4:13-17 God Will Guide You
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - ABRIDGED
- Expositor's Bible Commentary : abridged edition - Matthew - Revelation (Borrow)
- James 4 Commentary
- James 4:1-13 Lusts as the Causes of Strife
- James 4:4-6 The Seductions of the World
- James 4:7-10 The Power of Satan and Its Limits
- James 4:11, 12 Self Assurance
- James 4:13-17 Presuming Upon Our Future
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.
GABE FULLER - SERMONS
GENE GETZ - short videos emphasizing principles
- James; Principle #10; James 4:1-10; Humility versus Pride: To apply God's wisdom, we are to imitate Christ's example of humility. Video
- James; Principle #11; James 4:13-17; Money and Humility: When we accumulate and use material possessions, we are to reflect Christlike humility. Video
BRUCE GOETTSCHE - sermons on James
- James 4:1-3 The Cause of Our Conflicts
- James 4:4-6 Combating Worldliness
- James 4:7-10 Steps to Godly Living
- James 4:11-12 Words that Wound
- James 4:13-17 Practical Atheism
GOSPELCOALITION - SERMONS ON JAMES - MOST MP3 MANY WELL-KNOWN SPEAKERS
GOTQUESTIONS - Sound Biblical answers to questions related to the Book of James
- James 4:7 - How are we to submit to God?
- James 4:7 - What does it mean to resist the devil, and why will resistance cause the devil to flee?
- James 4 - What can I do when I am under spiritual attack?
- James 4:1-3 - What does the Bible say about fighting?
- James 4:3 - What does the Bible say about motives?
- James 4:4 - What does the Bible say about worldliness?
- James 4:4 - What is the definition of enmity?
- James 4:4-5 - What is spiritual adultery?
- James 4:8-9 - What is godly sorrow?
- James 4:11-12 - How can I overcome having a critical spirit?
- James 4:13-15 - What does the Bible say about setting goals?
- James 4:14 - What does the Bible say about time management?
- James 4:14 - What does the Bible say about a death bed conversion?
- James 4:17 - What is a sin of omission? What is a sin of commission?
HOLMAN PUBLISHING - well done, conservative study Bible notes
- James 4:1- 3 The Cycle of Violence
- James 4:1- 3 The Violence Among Us
- James 4:1- 3 What Rages Within?
- James 4:4-10 Submit and Resist
- James 4:4-10 True Repentance
- James 4:11-12 Being Judge Judy
- James 4:11-12 Who Made You A Judge?
- James 4:13-17 Perceptive Planning
- James 4:13-17 Where Does God Fit In?
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.
- Spirituality from God (3:13-4:12)
- James 4 - Lectures Exegetical and Practical - Contents
- James 4:1–3 Origin of Strifes,
- James 4:4–6 Worldliness Enmity to God,
- James 4:7–10 Submission to God,
- James 4:11, 12 Evil Speaking and Judging,
- James 4:13–17 Vain Confidence regarding the Future,
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.
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 4:1-6 God hates Pride!
- James 4:7-10 How to Repent!
- James 4:11-12 Do Not Judge!
- James 4:13-17 Do Not Plan Ahead Without God!
J P LANGE
LIFEWAY - sermons
- James 4:1-2 Why We Believe Better Than We Behave Concerning Prayer
- James 4:1-6 Who Wants to Fight in Church?
- James 4:1-10 Why We Fight
- James 4:1-2 The Danger in Being a Friend of the World, Pt. 1
- James 4:2-6 The Danger in Being a Friend of the World, Pt. 2
- James 4:6-7 Drawing Near to God, Pt. 1
- James 4:8-10 Drawing Near to God, Pt. 2
- James 4:11 The Blasphemous Sin of Defaming Others, Pt. 1
- James 4:11-12 The Blasphemous Sin of Defaming Others, Pt. 2
- James 4:13-17 Responding to the Will of God
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
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 4:1-3 Worldly Prayer
- James 4:4-6 Friendly with the World
- James 4:7-10 Getting Right with God
- James 4:11-12 Judge Not
- James 4:13-17 The Self-Sufficient Christian
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 4:4 enemy of God
- James 4:5 scripture saith in vain
- James 4:6 he saith
- James 4:7 Resist the devil
- James 4:10 Humble yourselves
- James 4:14 vapour
- James 4:15 If the Lord will
- James 4:17 doeth it not
- James 4:1-7a Fights and Quarrels
- James 4:1-10 Drawing Near
- James 4:11-12 Fussin', Feudin' and Fightin'
- James 4:13-17 Lord Willing
JIM NEWHEISER - each sermon has nice 2 page outline with lots of Scripture cross-references
- James 4:1-6 Murder and Adultery in the Church?
- James 4:7-10 Humbly Submit to God
- James 4:11-12 Who Do You Think You Are?
- James 4:13-17 The Peril of Presumptuous Planning
- James 4:15-17, Deut. 29:29 Knowing God’s Will: Part 1
- James 4:15,17; Prov. 3:5-6 Knowing God’s Will: Part 2
- James 4:1-5 Diagnosing Trouble
- James 4:6-10 Walking by Grace
- James 4:11-12 Hold Your Tongue!
- James 4:13-17 Deo Volente
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 4:1 Anger Management
- James 4:1-12 Cut Down to Size
- James 4:1-10 Strings, Rings, Troublesome Things
- James 4:1-10 I Shall Not Want
- James 4:1-3 The Wisdom of Motives
- James 4:3 Something Far Better
- James 4:3 Do We Expect An Answer?
- James 4:3 Selfish Prayers
- James 4:3 A Kitten For The Asking
- James 4:3 Letters To God
- James 4:6 No Greater Love!
- James 4:6 Cut Down To Size
- James 4:6 A Strong Finish
- James 4:6 God Of New Beginnings
- James 4:6-10 Prepared For His Presence
- James 4:7 Flee!
- James 4:7 Hawks and Lions!
- James 4:7 Shooing Satan
- James 4:7 The Tipping Point
- James 4:7-8 Cookies Or Radishes?
- James 4:7-8 The Forest And The Tree
- James 4:7-10 Two Words
- James 4:8 Spiritual Cleansing
- James 4:8 Scrubbed Clean
- James 4:8-9 Sin Is Serious
- James 4:9 Dry Eyes
- James 4:9 Connecting With God
- James 4:1-10 Me First
- James 4:10 Path To Humility
- James 4:11 Trash Disposal
- James 4:13-17 A Vase Full Of Good Intentions
- James 4:13-17 Two Calls
- James 4:13-17 Harvest Home
- James 4:13-17 Who's In Control?
- James 4:13-17 How To Face Another Day
- James 4:13-17 For A Limited Time
- James 4:13-17 Facing the Future
- James 4:13-17 The Other Side
- James 4:13-17 Uncontrollable Unexpected
- James 4:14 Life's Uncertainty
- James 4:14 The Brevity Of Life
- James 4:14 A Vanishing Vapor
- James 4:14 Will You Live To Be 100?
- James 4:14 Will You Be Around?
- James 4:14 Tomorrow's Terrors
- James 4:14 An Uncertain Future
- James 4:14 Spend Them Wisely
- James 4:14 "Nothing Is Ever Sure"
- James 4:14 What Will You Write?
- James 4:15 Flexibility
- James 4:17 We Know
- James 4:17 Failing To Do Right
JOSEPH PARKER - PEOPLE'S BIBLE
PASTORLIFE - SERMONS
|The War Within||James 4||Christian Living||John C. Bryan|
|The Holy War||James 4:1-10||Holiness; Purity; Christian Living; Spiritual Warfare||Franklin L. Kirksey|
|How Fights are Stopped and Started||James 4:1-10||Conflict; Church Fights; Arguments; Disagreements||Mark Adams|
|How to Conquer Conflict in the Church||James 4:1-12||Conflict, Church; Church, Peace in the||Denis Lyle|
|Declaring Peace At Home||James 4:1-3||Conflict Resolution; Marriage; Love; Family; Home||Larry Wynn|
|If Tomorrow Never Comes||James 4:13-17||New Year; Tomorrow; Death||Steve Wagers|
|A New Year Revolution||James 4:13-17||New Year||Steve Wagers|
|Living our Lives to the Glory of God||James 4:13-17||Christian Living; Glorifying God||Johnny Hunt|
|What Is Your Life||James 4:14||Graduation; Life||J. Mike Minnix|
- James 4:1-10: Where Does Child-Killing Come From?
- James 4:2: Abortion: You Desire and Do Not Have: So You Kill
- James 4:7 Resist the Devil!
- James 4:13-16: If the Lord Wills
MATT POSTIFF - sermons on James - Fellowship Bible Church
WIL POUNDS - sermon transcripts
- James 4:1-10 How to Have a Good Fight
- James 4:6-12 How to Draw Near to God
- James 4:13-5:6 Practicing God's Presence
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 4 Expositional Commentary - homilies below are on this page - scroll down
- James 4:1 The Origin of Strife and Conflict Sought in Selfish Lust
- James 4:1-3 Wars and Fightings
- James 4:1-10 War or Peace?
- James 4:2,3 Ye Ask Amiss, That Ye May Spend it on Your Pleasures
- James 4:4 The Friendship with the World is Enmity with God
- James 4:4-6 Worldliness Enmity with God
- James 4:7-10 Submission to God
- James 4:8 Draw Night to God
- James 4:10 Humble Yourselves in the Sight of God
- James 4:11, 12 The Sin of Detraction
- James 4:11, 12 Evil Speaking and Evil Judging
- James 4:11, 12 Judgment, Human and Divine
- James 4:13-17 The Uncertainty of Human Plans and Schemes
- James 4:13-17 Man Proposes, but God Disposes
- James 4:13-17 What is Your Life?
- James 4:17 The Greatness of Sins of Omission
REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes
- James 4:1
- James 4:2
- James 4:3
- James 4:4
- James 4:5
- James 4:6
- James 4:7
- James 4:9
- James 4:11
- James 4:14
- James 4:15
- James 4:16
- James 4:17
RICK RENNER - devotionals
- James 4:2-3 - If You Pray Wrongly, You Can Be Sure Your Prayers Won't Be Answered!
- James 4:7 - Are You Resisting the Devil?
- James 4:1
- James 4:1b
- James 4:1c
- James 4:2
- James 4:2b
- James 4:2c
- James 4:2d
- James 4:3
- James 4:4
- James 4:4b
- James 4:4c
- James 4:5
- James 4:6
- James 4:6b
- James 4:6c
- James 4:7
- James 4:7b
- James 4:7c
- James 4:8
- James 4:8b
- James 4:8c
- James 4:9
- James 4:9b
- James 4:9c
- James 4:9d
- James 4:9e
- James 4:10
- James 4:11
- James 4:11b
- James 4:11c
- James 4:11d
- James 4:11e
- James 4:12
- James 4:12b
- James 4:12c
- James 4:13
- James 4:13b
- James 4:13c
- James 4:13d
- James 4:13e
- James 4:14
- James 4:14b
- James 4:15
- James 4:16
- James 4:17
- James 4:17b
KIM RIDDLEBARGER - SERMON TRANSCRIPTS
- The Wisdom from Above -- James 3:13-4:3
- Draw Near to God -- James 4:4-12
- If the Lord Wills -- James 4:13-17
- James 4:1-10 Warfare
- James 4:4 Question of Friendship
- James 4:14 Tremendous Thoughts
- James 4:13-14 Making Our Life Count for Christ
- James 4:13-14 The Problem with Tomorrow
- James 4:11-17 Losing the War
SERMON AUDIO Various Sources Be a Berean!
- James 4:4 Friendship of the World is Enmity with God
- James 4:8-10 Repentance Urged
- James 4:13-14 The Folly of Undue Security
- James 4:17 Sins of Omission Considered
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)
JAMES SMITH - Handfuls of Purpose - click here for all the topics below on the same page
- FRIEND OF GOD. James 2:23; 4:4
- THE CRAZE FOR PLEASURE. James 3:18; 4:1-5
- HUMBLED OR HUMILIATED—WHICH? James 4:6-10,13-17
- The Repentant Heart James 4:1–17
- Asking Wrongly James 4:1–3
- Spiritual Adultery James 4:4
- Friends of the World James 4:4–5
- He Gives More Grace James 4:6
- Resist the Devil James 4:7–8
- The Path to Exaltation James 4:9–10
- One Law Giver James 4:11–12
- If the Lord Wills James 4:13–16
- Sins of Omission James 4:17
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 4:1–3 Whence come Wars and Fightings among you?
- James 4:4–10 Conviction and Admonition of the Unfaithful,
- James 4:11, 12 Evil Speaking and Judging,
- James 4:13–17 The Uncertainty of our Short Life,
JOHN STEVENSON - sermons
JOHN B SUMNER 1840
- Causes fights - James 4:1
- You do not ask God - James 4:2
- Wrong motives - James 4:3
- Adulterous - James 4:4
- Scripture says - James 4:5
- Humility - James 4:6-8
- Grieve, mourn and wail - James 4:9-10
- Slander - James 4:11-12
- Do not Slander - James 4:11
- Judge your neighbor? - James 4:12
- The Sin of Presumption - James 4:13-17
- Know what will happen - James 4:13-14
- If it is the Lord's will - James 4:15
- Boast - James 4:16
- Who knows the good - James 4:17
- 4:1-3 The Cause Of Frustration
- 4:4-7 The Love Of The Holy Spirit
- 4:7-10 Overcoming The World
- 4:11 & 12 Evil Speaking And Judging
- 4:13-17 What Is Your Life?
DAVID E THOMPSON Expository Sermons
- Sermons on James - find sermons on following. For Pdf select "Download" and then Transcript
- James 4:1a Turmoil in our relationship with others
- James 4:1b-3 Uncontrolled desire
- James 4:1b-3 Unfulfilled desire
- James 4:1b-3 Selfish desire
- James 4:1b-3 Abiding in Christ
- James 4:1b-3 Praying in Christ’s name
- James 4:4-6 Hostility toward God
- James 4:4-6 Disregard for the Scripture
- James 4:4-6 A proud spirit
- James 4:7-10 Humility
- James 4:8 Drawing near to God
- James 4:11-12 Avoiding destructive words
- James 4:13-17 Presumptuous planning
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