James 4 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

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES

JIM BOMKAMP

JOHN BURNS

JOHN CALVIN

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES - EDWARD PLUMPTRE

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT COMMENTARY

ALAN CARR

RICH CATHERS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

ADAM CLARKE

STEVEN COLE

THOMAS CONSTABLE

W A CRISWELL

KAY DAIGLE

RON DANIEL

J N DARBY

GEORGE DAVIS

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

DEVOTIONALS JAMES

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

JAMES FREEMAN

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

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

MATTHEW HENRY

D EDMOND HIEBERT

F B HOLE

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

DAVID HOLWICK

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

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

DAVID LEGGE

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

ANDREW MURRAY

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 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

JOHN PIPER

MATT POSTIFF - sermons on James - Fellowship Bible Church

  • James 4:1-15 (docx)
  • James 4:6-10 (docx)
  • James 4:11-12 (docx)
  • James 4:13-17 (docx)

WIL POUNDS - sermon transcripts

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

PRECEPT MINISTRIES

PULPIT COMMENTARY

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes

RICK RENNER - devotionals

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

DON ROBINSON

ADRIAN ROGERS - DEVOTIONALS

DAVID ROPER

GIL RUGH

CHARLES SIMEON

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)

A B SIMPSON

CHUCK SMITH

HAMILTON SMITH

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

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

JOE STOWELL

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

Aimless Praying H. W. Beecher. James 4:1-3
Ask and Have C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:1-3
Conditions of Prayer W. H. Hutchings, M. A. James 4:1-3
Contention in a Community T. Manton. James 4:1-3
Desire Dr. Johnson,. James 4:1-3
Disappointed Lust T. Manton. James 4:1-3
Foolish Prayers Unanswered   James 4:1-3
Hindrances to the Efficacy of Social Prayer C. Stanford, D. D. James 4:1-3
How Prayer May be Rendered Unavailing J. A. M. Chapman, D. D. James 4:1-3
Little Sins Theodore Monod. James 4:1-3
Lusting and Murder Dean Plumptre. James 4:1-3
Lusting, Yet Lacking J. Trapp. James 4:1-3
Lusts the Causes of Strife A. Plummer, D. D. James 4:1-3
Men's Love of Stride Justin McCarthy. James 4:1-3
Peace Viedebandt. James 4:1-3
Petitionless Prayers J. Hamilton, D. D. James 4:1-3
Prayer W. R. Inglis. James 4:1-3
Praying Amiss T. Manton. James 4:1-3
Propriety of Prayer   James 4:1-3
Requisites of Prayer G. Carr. James 4:1-3
Serious Reflections on War S. Davies, M. A. James 4:1-3
The Causes of Spiritual Destitution D. Thomas. James 4:1-3
The Causes of Unsuccessful Prayer C. Stanford, D. D. James 4:1-3
The Dead-Prayer Office   James 4:1-3
The Missing Prayer J. Harries. James 4:1-3
Thoughtful Prayer Baxendale's Anecdotes James 4:1-3
War J. A. Hamilton. James 4:1-3
Warrior Lusts C. F. Deems, D. D. James 4:1-3
Wars and Fighting -- Whence They Proceed John Adam. James 4:1-3
Wars and Fightings C. Jerdan James 4:1-3
Was the Picture True? -- There Dean Plumptre. James 4:1-3
Wrong Praying J. Themore James 4:1-3
Ye Ask, and Receive Not Dean Plumptre. James 4:1-3
War or Peace? T.F. Lockyer James 4:1-10
Dark Heavenward Archbishop Leighton. James 4:4
Drawn to the World New Cyclopaedia of Illustrations James 4:4
Friendship with the World R. Watson. James 4:4
The Contrariety Betwixt the World and God R. Turnbull. James 4:4
The Friendship of the World -- Enmity with God John Adam. James 4:4
The Friendship of the World Enmity with God Wm. Dawes, D. D. James 4:4
The World J. Ryland. James 4:4
The World or God S. S. Roche. James 4:4
The World's Friends, and the Friends of God J. F. Fenn, M. A. James 4:4
Worldliness T. Manton. James 4:4
Worldly Friendship Enmity to God R. Treffry. James 4:4
Worldliness Enmity with God C. Jerdan James 4:4-6
The Spirit's Jealousy J. C. Coghlan, D. D. James 4:5
The Yearning of the Divine Spirit Over Us Dean Plumptre. James 4:5
Continual Grace Samuel Rutherford. James 4:6
Divine Grace T. Brooks. James 4:6
God's Abhorrence and Defiance of the Proud T. Manton. James 4:6
How God Resisteth the Proud R. Turnbull. James 4:6
Humiliation   James 4:6
Humility   James 4:6
Humility a Means of Contentment G. J. Zollikofer. James 4:6
More and More C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:6
More Grace Wanted   James 4:6
Need of More Grace William Jay. James 4:6
The Abundance of Grace Abp. Trench. James 4:6
The Cure of Pride; Or, the Lesson of Humility R. Newton, D. D. James 4:6
The Gift of Grace C. A. Jeary. James 4:6
The Greatness of the Divine Gifts a Source of Christian Encouragement A. Raleigh, D. D. James 4:6
The Humble are the Fittest Recipients of Grace T. Manton. James 4:6
Submit Yourselves Therefore to God Charles G. Finney James 4:7
War or Peace? T.F. Lockyer James 4:1-10
Answer to the Devil New Cycle. of Illustrations James 4:7-10
Christian Submission Paley. James 4:7-10
Fighting the Devil R. South. James 4:7-10
Humble Submission to God R. Turnbull. James 4:7-10
On Submission to God H. Hunter. James 4:7-10
Resist J. C. Lees, D. D. James 4:7-10
Resist the Devil R. A. Griffin. James 4:7-10
Resist the Devil R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 4:7-10
Resistance of Evil W. H. H. Murray. James 4:7-10
Submission to God A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 4:7-10
Submission to God Sketches of Sermons James 4:7-10
Submission to God T. Manton. James 4:7-10
Submission to God Bp. Huntington. James 4:7-10
Submission to God   James 4:7-10
Submission to God C. Jerdan James 4:7-10
Submission to God's Will   James 4:7-10
Submitting Ourselves to God John Adam. James 4:7-10
Temptation Sometimes Subtle Jeremy Taylor, D. D. James 4:7-10
The Christian Champion A. W. Shape, M. A. James 4:7-10
The Devil Put to Flight   James 4:7-10
The Devil to be Resisted   James 4:7-10
The Duty and Advantages of Submission to God B. Scott, M. A. James 4:7-10
The Reason Why Many Cannot Find Peace C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:7-10
The Right Warfare Homilist James 4:7-10
Unconditional Surrender C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:7-10
Yielding Ourselves Up to God   James 4:7-10
Approaches to God Bp. Reynolds. James 4:8
Carnal Joy Exchanged for Godly Sorrow T. Mouton. James 4:8
Christian Humility the Way of an Exaltation H. W. Beecher. James 4:8
Communion with God Alex. Hislop. James 4:8
Communion with God   James 4:8
Deep Root, Tall Growth   James 4:8
Draw Nigh to God John Grose, M. A. James 4:8
Draw Nigh to God T. Townson, D. D. James 4:8
Drawing Near to God R. Turnbull. James 4:8
Humility Explained, and its Necessity Enforced A. Thomson, D. D. James 4:8
Humility in God's Sight J. G. Merrill. James 4:8
Laughter Turned to Mourning J. Trapp. James 4:8
Lividly as in God's Sight H. Crosby, D. D. James 4:8
Mourning for Sin J. Trapp. James 4:8
The Approach of a Devout Mind to the Almighty O. A. Jeary. James 4:8
The Reasonableness and Blessedness of Prayer F. Snyder. James 4:8
Be Merciful in Your Judgment of Others   James 4:11-12
Conscience Subject to God Alone Emperor Maximilian. James 4:11-12
Detraction I. Barrow, D. D. James 4:11-12
Evil Speaking R. Wardlaw, . D. D. James 4:11-12
Evil Speaking The Christian Magazine James 4:11-12
Evil Speaking Chas. Hope. James 4:11-12
Evil Speaking A. Warwick. James 4:11-12
Evil Speaking Rebuked   James 4:11-12
Evil-Speaking R. Turnbull. James 4:11-12
Evil-Speaking and Evil-Judging C. Jerdan James 4:11, 12
Habit of Censure J. Spencer. James 4:11-12
Judging Our Brethren John Adam. James 4:11-12
Judgment, Human and Divine T.F. Lockyer James 4:11, 12
Look for Good in Others   James 4:11-12
Of Judging Our Neighbour Chas. Peters, M. A. James 4:11-12
On Evil Speaking J. Seed, M. A. James 4:11-12
Rights of Conscience H. C. Fish, D. D. James 4:11-12
The Lawgiver D. Thomas. James 4:11-12
The Love of Censuring Others A. Plummer, D. D. James 4:11-12
The Supreme Lawgiver T. Manton. James 4:11-12
Uncharitable Speech in the Light of Death Advocate and Guardian. James 4:11-12
A Holy .Frame of Mind J. J. Van Oosterzee. James 4:13-17
A Jewish Story Debarim Rabba. James 4:13-17
A Principle, not a Rule A. Plummer, D. D. James 4:13-17
A True Estimate of Life J. F. Whitty. James 4:13-17
Boastful Glorying C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:13-17
Boasting A. J. Macleane, M. A. James 4:13-17
Boastings Dean Plumptre. James 4:13-17
Changes in Life Bp. Jeremy Taylor. James 4:13-17
Earnest Living T. L. Cuyler, D. D. James 4:13-17
Estimates of Life   James 4:13-17
Evil Boasting Old . English Author. James 4:13-17
Godless Merchants U. R. Thomas. James 4:13-17
God's Will About the Future C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:13-17
God's Will About the Future C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:13-17
Holy Forms of Speech T. Manton. James 4:13-17
Human Life Transitory E. N. Kirk, D. D. James 4:13-17
If R. R. Shippen. James 4:13-17
If the Lord Will A. Raleigh, D. D. James 4:13-17
Ignorance of the Future R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 4:13-17
Impossible to Forecast Events   James 4:13-17
Life J. H. Evans, M. A. James 4:13-17
Life a Divine Gift and Discipline J. A. Anderson. James 4:13-17
Life Precious Because Brief   James 4:13-17
Man Proposes, But God Disposes C. Jerdan James 4:13-17
Man's Ignorance of the Future R. C. Dillon, D. D. James 4:13-17
Man's Life and God's Providence T. E. Thoresby. James 4:13-17
Presumptuous Language Respecting Futurity R. Walker. James 4:13-17
Recognition of God's Will R. Turnbull. James 4:13-17
Religion and Business J. G. Rogers, B. A. James 4:13-17
Shortness of Life Dr. Wise. James 4:13-17
Sin Against Knowledge J. Trapp. James 4:13-17
Sinful Confidence Regarding the Future John Adam. James 4:13-17
Sinful Neglect of Duty R. Walker. James 4:13-17
Sins of Emission Bp. Stillingfleet. James 4:13-17
The Absorbing Interest of Worldly Business to be Guarded Against A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 4:13-17
The Brevity of Life James Bolton, B. A. James 4:13-17
The Christian Business S. Pearson, M. A. James 4:13-17
The Danger of the Boaster J. Gilmour, M. A. James 4:13-17
The Duty of Reference to the Divine Will G. T. Shedd, D. D. James 4:13-17
The Future Archdeacon Farrar. James 4:13-17
The Jews and Trade Starke James 4:13-17
The Possibilities of Life W. L. Watkinson. James 4:13-17
The Providence of God and the Providence of Man Homilist James 4:13-17
The Responsibility of Knowledge F. H. Roberts. James 4:13-17
The Wisdom of the Divine Will   James 4:13-17
What is Life T. De Witt Talmage. James 4:13-17
What is Life J. Parker, D. D. James 4:13-17
What is Life J. G. Hall, D. D. James 4:13-17
What is Your Life C. H. Spurgeon. James 4:13-17
What is Your Life James Vaughan, M. A. James 4:13-17
What is Your Life? Bp. Harvey Goodwin. James 4:13-17
What is Your Life? G. Huntington. James 4:13-17
What is Your Life? J. Parker, D. D. James 4:13-17
What is Your Life? T.F. Lockyer James 4:13-17
The Approbation of Goodness is not the Love of It William G.T. Shedd James 4:17

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