James Commentaries & Sermons

OVERVIEW CHART
OF BOOK OF JAMESa


Click chart to enlarge
Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
See also Overview Chart by Charles Swindoll

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


Key Words -- See importance of key words - learn how to mark key words and the associated discipline of how to interrogate them with 5W/H questions. Practice "interrogating" key words as well as term of conclusion (therefore), term of explanation (for), terms of purpose or result (so that, in order that, that, as a result), terms of contrast (but, yet), expressions of time (including thenuntil, after) and terms of comparison (like, as). You will be amazed at how your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, will illuminate your understanding, a spiritual blessing that will grow the more you practice! Be diligent! Consider the "5P's" - Pause to Ponder the Passage then Practice it in the Power of the Spirit. See also inductive Bible study  - observation (Observe With a Purpose), Interpretation (Keep Context KingRead LiterallyCompare Scripture with ScriptureConsult Conservative Commentaries), and then be a doer of the Word with Application. Do not overlook "doing the word" for if you do you are deluding yourself, and are just a "smarter sinner," but not more like the Savior! As Jesus said "blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it." (Lk 11:28+, cf James 1:22+), 

See discussion of marking key wordsObservation Worksheet on James with double spaced text for marking Key Words, Making lists, taking notes that you can later transfer to your Bible

  • Perfect - James 1:4 James 1:17 James 1:25 James 3:2
  • Sin - James 1:15 James 2:9 James 4:8 James 4:17 James 5:13 James 5:15 James 5:16 James 5:20
  • Riches - James 1:10 James 1:11 James 2:5 James 2:6 James 5:1 James 5:2
  • Faith (faith 16x/12v) - James 1:3 James 1:6 James 2:1 James 2:5 James 2:14 James 2:17 James 2:18 James 2:19 James 2:20 James 2:22 James 2:23 James 2:24 James 2:26 James 5:15
  • Believe - James 2:19, James 2:23
  • Works - James 2:14 James 2:17 James 2:18 James 2:20 James 2:21 James 2:22 James 2:24 James 2:25 James 2:26
  • Do -  James 1:16; James 2:1; James 2:7; James 2:11; James 2:16; James 2:19; James 3:14; James 4:2; James 4:3; James 4:4; James 4:5; James 4:11; James 4:14; James 4:15; James 4:17; James 5:9; James 5:12
  • Judge - James 2:4 James 2:12 James 2:13 James 3:1 James 4:11 James 4:12 James 5:9 James 5:12
  • Law (12x/8v) - James 1:25 James 2:8 James 2:9 James 2:10 James 2:11 James 2:12 James 4:11 James 4:12
  • Say - James 1:13 James 2:3 James 2:14 James 2:16 James 2:18 James 2:23 James 3:2 James 4:6 James 4:13 James 4:15
  • Bless/Blessed/Blessing - James 1:12 James 1:25 James 3:9 James 3:10 James 5:11
  • Fruit - James 1:18 James 3:17 James 3:18 James 5:18

Introduction to James by Dr John MacArthur: Title, Author, Date, Background, Setting, Historical, Theological Themes, Interpretive Challenges, Outline by Chapter/Verse. Excellent overview.

James, with its devotion to direct, pungent statements on wise living, is reminiscent of the book of Proverbs. It has a practical emphasis, stressing not theoretical knowledge, but godly behavior. James wrote with a passionate desire for his readers to be uncompromisingly obedient to the Word of God. He used at least 30 references to nature (e.g., “wave of the sea” [1:6]; “reptile” [3:7]; and “heaven gave rain” [5:18]), as befits one who spent a great deal of time outdoors. He complements Paul’s emphasis on justification by faith with his own emphasis on spiritual fruitfulness demonstrating true faith.

There are a number of ways to outline the book to grasp the arrangement of its content. One way is to arrange it around a series of tests by which the genuineness of a person’s faith may be measured.

  • Introduction (James 1:1)
  • I. The Test of Perseverance in Suffering (James 1:2–12)
  • II. The Test of Blame in Temptation (James 1:13–18)
  • III. The Test of Response to the Word (James 1:19–27)
  • IV. The Test of Impartial Love (James 2:1–13)
  • V. The Test of Righteous Works (James 2:14–26)
  • VI. The Test of the Tongue (James 3:1–12)
  • VII. The Test of Humble Wisdom (James 3:13–18)
  • VIII. The Test of Worldly Indulgence (James 4:1–12)
  • IX. The Test of Dependence (James 4:13–17)
  • X. The Test of Patient Endurance (James 5:1–11)
  • XI. The Test of Truthfulness (James 5:12)
  • XII. The Test of Prayerfulness (James 5:13–18)
  • XIII. The Test of True Faith (James 5:19, 20)

The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia states: “The Epistle of James is the most Jewish writing in the New Testament. The Gospel according to Matthew was written for the Jews. The Epistle to the Hebrews is addressed explicitly to them. The Apocalypse is full of the spirit of the Old Testament. The Epistle of Jude is Jewish too. Yet all of these books have more of the distinctively Christian element in them than we can find in the Epistle of James. If we eliminate two or three passages containing references to Christ, the whole epistle might find its place just as properly in the Canon of the Old Testament as in that of the New Testament, as far as its substance of doctrine and contents is concerned. That could not be said of any other book in the New Testament. There is no mention of the incarnation or of the resurrection, the two fundamental facts of the Christian faith. The word ‘gospel’ does not occur in the epistle. There is no suggestion that the Messiah has appeared and no presentation of the possibility of redemption through Him.”


Douglas J. Moo, in his commentary on James, writes about the background of the epistle: “The epistle of James has had a controversial history. Along with 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude, it belongs to that category of New Testament epistles called ‘general’ or ‘catholic’ (in the sense of ‘universal’) (See catholic epistles). This designation was given to these seven letters early in the history of the church because each appears to be addressed to the church at large rather than to a single congregation. These letters also shared an uncertain status in many areas of the early church. Along with Hebrew and Revelation, several of them were the last to achieve generally recognized canonical status. In the case of James, it was not until the end of the fourth century that both eastern and western Christendom acknowledged it as Scripture...James, said Luther, ‘mangles the Scriptures and thereby opposes Paul and all Scripture’ … and he characterized the letter as ‘an epistle of straw.’ Along with Jude, Hebrews and Revelation, therefore, Luther consigned James to the end of his German translation of the New Testament. But, while Luther obviously had difficulties with James and came close to giving the letter a secondary status, his criticism should not be overdrawn. He did not exclude James from the canon and, it has been estimated, cites of half the verses of James as authoritative in his writings. Even ‘the epistle of straw’ reference must be understood in its context: Luther is not dismissing James as worthless, but contrasting it unfavorably with the ‘chief books’ (John’s Gospel, 1 John, Paul’s epistles [especially Romans, Galatians and Ephesians] and 1 Peter), which show you Christ and teach you all that is necessary and salutary for you to know, even if you were never to see or hear any other book or doctrine.’ Therefore, Luther says of James elsewhere, ‘I cannot include him among the chief books, though I would not prevent anyone from including or extolling him as he pleases, for there are otherwise many good sayings in him.’ Few of the other reformers followed Luther in his criticism of James. Calvin, for instance, while admitting that James ‘seems more sparing in proclaiming the grace of Christ than it behooved an apostle to be,’ notes that ‘it is not surely required of all to handle the same arguments.’ He accepted the apostolic authority of James and Paul on the issue of justification. Calvin’s approach is surely the correct one. In hindsight, we can see that Luther’s excitement over his ‘discovery’ of the doctrine of justification by faith and is polemical context prevented him from taking a balanced approach to James and some other New Testament books. With greater knowledge of the Jewish background of James, and at a distance of several centuries from the battles Luther was fighting, we can appreciate the way James and Paul complement one another. Their opponents are different, and their arguments accordingly different, but each makes an important contribution to our understanding of faith.”


J Sidlow Baxter - We can scarcely agree with those who say that the epistle is "almost impossible to analyze." It is not simply a chain of one-after-another thoughts; there are easily distinguishable areas.

  • Chapter 1 is decidedly about temptation and considerations associated with it (see James 1:2,12,13,14; then James 1:17, which assures us that, other than temptation, only good comes from above). The first proof of true faith, says James, is endurance of temptation.
  • Chapter 2 is equally clearly devoted to impartial benevolence, as a further proof of true faith (see specially verses 1-4,14-18)
  • Chapter 3 follows with its unsparing, graphic deliverance on control of the tongue, as another proof of true Christian faith. It has been truly said that there is scarcely a more "burning and scorching" paragraph in the New Testament.
  • The remainder of the letter (James 4:1-5:6) exhorts us to godliness in all things-in a series of flashlights on successive aspects.

There is no need here for a closer analysis. Let us clearly see the central stem and its main outreachings:

THE EPISTLE OF JAMES  Theme: The Proofs of Faith 

  • Proof 1 - ENDURANCE OF TEMPTATION (James 1).
  • Proof 2 - IMPARTIAL BENEVOLENCE (James 2).
  • Proof 3 - CONTROL OF THE TONGUE (James 3).
  • Proof 4 - GODLINESS IN ALL THINGS (James 4:1-5:6).
  • Final encouragements,James 5:7-20. (Explore the Book-J. Sidlow Baxter-recommended)

Henrietta Mears - The book of James is the most practical of all the Epistles, and has been called “A Practical Guide to Christian Life and Conduct.” This book is the Proverbs of the New Testament. It is filled with moral precepts. It states the ethics of Christian faith. It is full of figures and metaphors. It is often quite dramatic in style. It compels the reader to think. Hebrews presents doctrine; James presents deeds. They go together in vital Christian faith.  Some people have suggested that there is a conflict between what Paul and James have to say, but only superficial reading of both would warrant that accusation. Paul says, “Take the gospel in.” James says, “Take it out.” Paul saw Christ in the heavens, establishing our righteousness. James saw Him on the earth, telling us to be as perfect as His Father in heaven is perfect. Paul dwells on the source of our faith. James tells about the fruit of our faith. One lays the foundations in Christ; the other builds the superstructure. Christ is both “the author and finisher” (Hebrews 12:2) of our faith. Not only believe that fact, but live it! Although Paul lays great stress upon justification by faith, we have noticed in his epistles, especially in Titus, that he emphasizes good works. It is an astounding fact that while Paul uses the expression “rich in good works” (1 Timothy 6:18), James uses “rich in faith” (James 2:5). It is good to notice, too, that when James seems to speak in a slighting way of faith, he means a faith that is mere intellectual belief that does not produce works, not a “saving faith” that is so essential. James exalts faith. He says that its trials produce patience in a person. James begins and ends with a strong encouragement to pray (see James 1:5–8; 5:13–18). Prayer is one of the easiest subjects to talk about but one of the hardest things to practice....

Spiritual arithmetic is of value, and the arithmetic of the Bible is important enough that none of us can afford to ignore it. James invites Christians to count: “Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations” (James 1:2). We usually count it joy when we escape temptation and sorrow. In addition, we should count testing as a glorious opportunity to prove our faith, just as the car manufacturer knows that the best proof of the car’s worth is the road test. Why we must “count it all joy” is not because of the trial itself but because of what it will work out. In other words, use your trials. What is the purpose of testing? God uses our trials to give us blessings (see James 1:3). Too often our trials result in our impatience, but God will give us grace so that His real purpose will be accomplished. Patience is necessary more than anything else in our faith life. We forget that time is nothing to God, for with Him a thousand years is as one day; and one day, as a thousand years (see 1 Peter 3:8). Christ’s purpose for our lives is that we will be perfect and complete, wanting nothing....

JAMES 1:22–2: OUR ACTIONS REFLECT OUR FAITH - Don’t be merely listeners to God’s Word, but put the gospel into practice. What is the good of people saying they have faith if they do not prove it by their actions? We must not be satisfied with only listening. We must be doing (see James 1:22). People who are listeners and not doers are like those who look at themselves in a mirror and then go away and forget what they looked like (see James 1:24). James says we must keep looking into the mirror of God’s Word to remember how we look, to find out the sins in our lives. Those who look carefully into the Scriptures and practice them will be blessed in what they do. The religion of those who think they are religious but don’t control their tongues is vain. The religion that does not influence the tongue is not a true or vital one. An uncontrolled tongue in a Christian is a terrible thing—guard against it. And control your temper. It is dangerous. When you undergo a trial, be slow to speak. Close off the air to a fire and the flames will go out (see James 1:26).

What are we to do with the Word?

    •      Receive it—James 1:21
    •      Hear it—James 1:23
    •      Do it—James 1:22
    •      Examine it—James 1:25

James 3 - Our Words Reveal Our Faith - Our speech reveals what we are and who we belong to. It expresses our personality more than anything else....We should not with the same tongue praise God and curse people who are made in His likeness! Cruel words have wrecked homes, broken friendships, divided churches and sent untold millions to ruin and despair. Many people who call themselves Christians don’t seem to make the slightest effort to control their tongues, and this is wrong.

James 4 - The world consists of all the things around us and the spirit within us that are blind and deaf to the value of spiritual things and care nothing about doing the will of God. The devil has organized this world on principles opposed to God in every way. They are principles of force, greed, ambition, selfishness and pleasure. The believer should be crucified to this world (see Galatians 6:14)....

How easy it is for us to plan without God, yet how futile! Let us submit all our plans to the Lord and see what His will is in every matter—“if the Lord will” (James 4:15). One of the most amazing things in all of God’s Word is that though He holds the whole universe in His hands, He has a definite plan for each one of our lives. Our lives are a series of surprises for us. We live just one day at a time. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but God does (see 1 John 3:1–2). What a wonderful God we have! (What the Bible is All About - Recommended Resource)


Wiersbe: "The Epistle of James was written to help us understand and attain spiritual maturity (James 1:4b)… James used the word perfect several times, a word that means 'mature, complete' (see James 1:4, 17, 25; 2:22; 3:2). By 'a perfect man' (James 3:2) James did not mean a sinless man, but rather one who is mature, balanced, grown-up."


Talk Thru the Bible - Christ in James—James refers to the “Lord Jesus Christ” (1:1; 2:1), and he anticipates “the coming of the Lord” (5:7–8). Compared to other New Testament writers. James says little about Christ, and yet his speech is virtually saturated with allusions to the teaching of Christ. The Sermon on the Mount is especially prominent in James’s thinking (there are c. fifteen indirect references; e.g., James 1:2 and Matt. 5:10–12; James 1:4 and Matt. 5:48; James 2:13 and Matt. 6:14–15; James 4:11 and Matt. 7:1–2; James 5:2 and Matt. 6:19). This epistle portrays Christ in the context of early messianic Judaism. (Bruce Wilkinson)


Charles Swindoll - In the opening of his letter, James called himself a bond-servant of God, an appropriate name given the practical, servant-oriented emphasis of the book. Throughout the book, James contended that faith produces authentic deeds. In other words, if those who call themselves God’s people truly belong to Him, their lives will produce deeds or fruit. In language and themes that sound similar to Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, James rails against the hypocritical believer who says one thing but does another. For James, faith was no abstract proposition but had effects in the real world. James offered numerous practical examples to illustrate his point: faith endures in the midst of trials, calls on God for wisdom, bridles the tongue, sets aside wickedness, visits orphans and widows, and does not play favorites. He stressed that the life of faith is comprehensive, impacting every area of our lives and driving us to truly engage in the lives of other people in the world. While James recognized that even believers stumble (James 3:2), he also knew that faith should not coexist with people who roll their eyes at the less fortunate, ignore the plight of others, or curse those in their paths.

More than any other book in the New Testament, James places the spotlight on the necessity for believers to act in accordance with our faith. How well do your actions mirror the faith that you proclaim? This is a question that we all struggle to answer well. We would like to point to all the ways our faith and works overlap but too often see only gaps and crevices. As you read the letter from James, focus on those areas that he mentioned: your actions during trials, your treatment of those less fortunate, the way you speak and relate to others, and the role that money plays in how you live your life. Allow James to encourage you to do good, according to the faith you proclaim. (Insight for Living)


DOUGLAS MOO - James, Theology of - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary

The Letter of James is a practical exhortation, assuming more theology than it teaches. Some claim that the letter has no theology. The validity of this assertion depends on what is meant by "theology." On the one hand, James has little to say about most Christian doctrines, nor does he consistently relate his exhortations to the person of Christ. In fact he mentions Jesus Christ only twice (1:1; 2:2), and only once as the object of belief (2:1). If, then, by theology we mean a system of belief that consistently refers to the person and work of Christ as a major focal point, then the Letter of James does indeed lack a theology.

This is, however, too narrow a definition of "theology." Understood as the set of beliefs that are explicitly stated and implicitly assumed as the basis for its exhortations, theology is very much present in the letter. James, after all, is writing to Christians who already know the basics of the Christian faith; his purpose is to bring their conduct in line with those beliefs. Moreover, we must not overlook the specific theological teaching that is found in James. His letter makes an important contribution to our understanding of issues such as the relationship of faith and works, prayer, the nature of God, and materialism. All these are set in a practical context, but it will be a sad day for the church when such "practical divinity" is not considered theology.

Therefore, while the occasional and homiletical nature of the letter prevents us from sketching a theology of James, we can survey his contribution to several important areas of theology. (Click for full article - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary)


H A Ironside notes a  comparison of James' epistle with the gospel by Matthew

  • James vs. Matthew
  • James 1:2 - Matthew 5:10-12
  • James 1:4 - Matthew 5:48
  • James 1:5 - Matthew 7:7
  • James 1:6 - Matthew 21:21
  • James 1:9 - Matthew 5:3
  • James 1:20 - Matthew 5:22
  • James 1:22 - Matthew 7:21; Matthew 7:24
  • James 2:8 - Matthew 22:39
  • James 2:10 - Matthew 5:19
  • James 2:13; James 5:7 - Matthew 6:14-15
  • James 2:14 - Matthew 7:21-23
  • James 3:17 - Matthew 18:5; Matthew 18:9
  • James 4:4 - Matthew 6:24
  • James 4:10 - Matthew 5:5
  • James 4:11 - Matthew 7:1-5
  • James 5:2-3 - Matthew 6:19
  • James 5:8 - Matthew 24:33
  • James 5:10 - Matthew 5:12
  • James 5:12 - Matthew 5:33-37

OVERVIEWS AND INTRODUCTIONS:


DICTIONARY ARTICLES:

JAMES THE BROTHER
OF JESUS


Click chart to enlarge
Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission

James Commentary
In Depth On Site
Verse by Verse
Bruce Hurt, MD

James: — Precept Ministries International — Inductive Bible Study
15 lessons - Lesson 1 can be downloaded as Pdf
(Click link)

HENRY ALFORD
James Commentary
The New Testament for English Readers

Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works).

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

HENRY ALFORD
James Commentary
The Greek Testament

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

GREG ALLEN
Sermons and Studies
The Book of James

Bethany Bible Church

PAUL APPLE
A Devotional Commentary
Epistle of James

Good quotes and illustrations - See example of an outline below

James - A Devotional Commentary — Nine Tests of Genuine Faith - 93 page Pdf

I. Character of Faith

A. (James 1:1-12) Persevering under Trials     >>> Will

B. (James 1:13-18) Progress of Temptation

C. (James 1:19-27) Planting the Word             >>> Word  

D. (James 2:1-13) Personal Favoritism            >>> Works

E. (James 2:14-26) Performance of Faith

II. Control of Faith

A. (James 3:1-12) Power of the Tongue           >>> Words  

B. (James 3:13-18) Portrait of Pure Wisdom   >>> Wisdom

III. Conflicts of Faith

A. (James 4:1-12) Perversity of Pleasures     >>> Worldliness

B. (James 4:13-5:6) Pride of the Rich            >>> Wealth

IV. Consummation of Faith

A. (James 5:7-12) Patient Endurance            >>> Wait

B. (James 5:13-20) Prayer and Restoration  >>> Wholeness

Here are several examples of quotes you will find throughout Apple's outline commentary

  • Allen: "Problems Purify my Faith… James uses the word 'testing' - as in testing gold and silver. You would heat them up very hot until the impurities were burned off. Job said, 'But God knows the way that I take, and when he has tested me, I will come out like gold.' Job 23:10 (NCV) God is not interested in watching our faith get torpedoed. God desires that our faith would be 'approved.' A student who is accepted by the admissions office of a college can say, 'I am a student.' But until that person takes tests and exams, no one can actually affirm that he is worthy of the name 'student.' They only way to determine the validity of a student’s work is to see the performance on exams. Christians are a lot like tea bags. You don’t know what’s inside of them until you drop them in hot water. Your faith develops when things don’t go as planned. It purifies your faith."...Today, there are numerous ideas being tossed around regarding trials and hardships. Some believe they’re a form of punishment from God. Others dangle before us the promise that if we can just reach a certain level of maturity, trials will disappear and we’ll live happily every after. Life will be one big Disneyland. And still others are out there trying to convince us that there’s really not such thing as adversity. Trials such as death, pain, sickness, emotional hurt, are a figment of our imagination.
  • Chromy: "The double-minded man has reservations about being completely yielded to God. You are double-minded when you want your own will and God’s will at the same time. God wants you to trust him completely and allow him to take care of you throughout difficulties."
  • Barclay: "If life is so uncertain, if man is so vulnerable, if the externals of life are so perishable, then calamity and disaster may come at any moment. Since that is so, a man is a fool to put all his trust in things --like wealth--which he may lose at any moment. He is only wise if he puts his trust in things which he cannot lose. So then, James urges the rich to cease to put their trust in that which their own power can amass. He urges them to realize and to admit their own essential human helplessness, and humbly to put their trust in God, who alone can give us the things which abide for ever. He is pleading with men to glory in that new humility which realizes its utter dependence on God."
  • Wiersbe: “Our values determine our evaluations. If we value comfort more than character, then trials will upset us. If we value the material and physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to ‘count it all joy!’ If we live only for the present and forget about the future, the trials will make us bitter, not better.”
  • Mooney: "Learn to Grow Through Adversity …When faced with adversity we will also discover some things about ourselves. We will discover what our view of God really is. We will discover what our weaknesses and our strengths are. We will discover how mature we are. We will discover what our priorities really are. God’s command or my comfort."
  • Luck: "Patience is usually thought of as calm resignation to God's will in face of the inevitable. But Christian patience, as spoken of in the New Testament, is more than this. It is true that calm submission is a part of it, but this is only the negative side. On the positive side there is a steady and determined perseverance, in spite of difficulties, toward the right--toward the goal of God's will for our lives."
  • Racer: (James 1:1-4) The Power of Pressures to Perfect Us Introduction: Plumbing Illustration – when you attempt to fix a plumbing problem, the real test comes when you turn the water back on and put pressure on the system … then you find out whether the system can hold up. Trials pinpoint the weaknesses in our system that still need to be addressed. Life might appear all well and good until God sends just enough pressure so that we can’t handle things on our own; then we blow a gasket and need to turn to Him for help. Opportunity in this passage to examine how we respond to pressure – different options: being built up, blown up by the pressure, or blowing up at the pressure
  • Wiersbe: "No temptation appears as temptation; it always seems more alluring than it really is. James used two illustrations from the world of sports to prove his point. Drawn away carries with it the idea of the baiting of a trap; and enticed in the original Greek means 'to bait a hook.' The hunter and the fisherman have to use bait to attract and catch their prey. No animal is deliberately going to step into a trap and no fish will knowingly bite at a naked hook. The idea is to hide the trap and the hook."...Re "lusts" -- "Some people try to become 'spiritual' by denying these normal desires, or by seeking to suppress them; but this only makes them less than human. These fundamental desires of life are the steam in the boiler that makes the machinery go. Turn off the steam and you have no power. Let the steam go its own way and you have destruction. The secret is in constant control. These desires must be our servants and not our masters and this we can do through Jesus Christ."
  • Vaughan: "The suggestion is that man's lust, like a harlot, entices and seduces him. Man surrenders his will to lust, conception takes place, and lust gives birth to sin."
  • Ross: "The mere fact of our being tempted does not involve in itself anything sinful. It is when the desire of man goes out to meet and embrace the forbidden thing and an unholy marriage takes place between these two, that sin is born. Once sin is born, it grows, and, unless it be counteracted and mastered by the grace of God, when it is fullgrown, it brings forth death, death in all the breadth of the meaning of that dread word, death spiritual and death eternal, the death that lies beyond physical death for the ungodly. Thus, we have here the two destinies of man, in James 1:12 the fullness of life that is to be the portion of those who love God and the death that is to be the inevitable doom of the persistent haters of God."
  • Zodhiates: "The heavenly bodies change, they move about in space, and their benevolence to us varies, but not so with the One who is light, who is space, who is time, who is the Creator of them all, and no one can cast a shadow on Him… There is no night so dark that His light cannot shine upon you. 'I am the Lord, I change not' (Mal. 3:6). 'God is light, and in him is no darkness at all' (I John 1:5)."...."In the Old Testament the first fruits, therefore, were the peculiar possession of God. Among His entire creation we are peculiarly His possession, for we were not only created by Him, but also re-created. A little boy who had lost his toy boat found it for sale in a store, and when he bought it, he took it in his hands and hugged it, saying 'My little precious boat, you are now twice mine; once I made you and once I bought you.'"
  • Wiersbe: "One of the enemy's tricks is to convince us that our Father is holding out on us, that He does not really love us and care for us. When Satan approached Eve, he suggested that if God really loved her, He would permit her to eat of the forbidden tree. When Satan tempted Jesus, he raised the question of hunger. 'If your Father loves You, why are You hungry?' The goodness of God is a great barrier against yielding to temptation. Since God is good, we do not need any other person (including Satan) to meet our needs. It is better to be hungry in the will of God than full outside the will of God. Once we start to doubt God's goodness, we will be attracted to Satan's offers; and the natural desires within will reach out for his bait."
  • Apple - God gave you two ears and only one mouth so that you would listen twice as much as you talk. Some people just babble on; hard to get a word in; they are thinking only of their response instead of listening. (Zeno quoted by Barclay)
  • Zodhiates: "Once a young man came to that great philosopher Socrates to be instructed in oratory. The moment the young man was introduced, he began to talk, and there was an incessant stream for some time. When Socrates could get in a word, he said, 'Young man, I will have to charge you a double fee.' 'A double fee, why is that?' The old sage replied, 'I will have to teach you two sciences. First, how to hold your tongue, and then, how to use it.' What an art for all of us to learn, especially for Christians."
  • Barclay: "The tribute was once paid to a great linguist that he could be silent in seven different languages. Many of us would do well to wait and listen more, and to rush in and speak less."
  • Zodhiates: "Sin in our lives is like having wax in our ears; it prevents the Word of truth from reaching our hearts; for if it cannot penetrate through the ear, it will not come down to the heart."
  • Barclay: "The teachable spirit is docile and tractable, and therefore humble enough to learn. The teachable spirit is without resentment and without anger, and is, therefore, able to face the truth, even when the truth hurts and condemns. The teachable spirit is not blinded by its own overmastering prejudices, but is clear-eyed to the truth. The teachable spirit is not seduced by laziness, but is so self-controlled that it can willingly and faithfully accept the discipline of learning. Prautes describes the perfect conquest and control of everything in a man's nature which would be a hindrance to his seeing, learning and obeying the truth."
  • Wiersbe: "It is not enough to hear the Word; we must do it. Many people have the mistaken idea that hearing a good sermon or Bible study is what makes them grow and get God's blessing. It is not the hearing but the doing that brings the blessing. Too many Christian mark their Bibles, but their Bibles never mark them! If you think you are spiritual because you hear the Word, then you are only kidding yourself."
  • Tasker: "It is not therefore something imposed upon the believer from without in the form of a code of external rules and regulations. It is not for him a dead letter but a living power. It would seem to be called the law of liberty partly because it enables men to find their true freedom in the service of God's will, and partly because the believer accepts it without any compulsion. The Christian loves God's commandments and is eager to obey them."
  • Wiersbe: "The emphasis in this section is on the dangers of self-deception: 'deceiving your own selves' (James 1:22); 'deceiveth his own heart' (James 1:26)… Many people are deceiving themselves into thinking they are saved when they are not… But there are true believers who are fooling themselves concerning their Christian walk. they think they are spiritual when they are not… Spiritual reality results from the proper relationship to God through His Word. God's Word is truth (John 17:17), and if we are rightly related to God's truth, we cannot be dishonest or hypocritical.
  • (For more quotes see James - A Devotional Commentary)

WILLIAM BARCLAY
James Commentary

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.

See Critique of Barclay who is not always fully orthodox

ALBERT BARNES
Notes on the New Testament
James

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial...Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil....Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

John Cereghin - Valuable commentary that had a wide sale when first published by this Presbyterian pastor.

BRIAN BELL
Calvary Chapel, Murrieta
Sermon Notes on James

Nice outline format with pithy sayings and practical application - here is a sample from James 1:1 -11

Intro:James is a very practical book that discusses “living the Faith”! It’s the N.T.’s book of Proverbs; you’ll hear bits of the Sermon on the Mount in it; & you’ll see many O.T. word pictures & references. James refers to: Abraham, Isaac, Rahab, Job, & Elijah, & alludes to 21 O.T. books! It’s main point – “True Faith is a Faith that Works!”If we truly practice our faith it will be seen in: How we face trials (ch.1); How we treat people (ch.2); What we say (ch.3); How we deal w/ sin in our lives (ch.4); How we Pray (ch.5). It deals w/the crucial relationship between faith & active works! It’s balancing right belief w/ right behavior. How will we study this book? “See Christianity must not only be believed, it must be lived!”  The type of Christianity that has “no experience of a changed life”, is no Christianity at all!  The proof of real faith is a changed life! Here is plenty of practical advice on Christian living! You could call it the “How-To” Book on Christian Living! (Christian Living for Dummies!) “The true seed of saving faith is verified by the tangible fruit of serving faith.” Will you take the challenge this morning (& each Sunday morn) to be a “doer” of James words? We will not be the same at the end of this book if we prayerfully ask the Spirit to apply what we learn. E. J. Goodspeed called James, “just a handful of pearls, dropped one by one into the hearers mind.”

CHRIS BENFIELD
SERMONS
JAMES

JOHANN BENGEL
James Commentary
The Critical English Testament

Note: Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon  and Comments by more modern expositors (in brackets) to make this more usable for those who do not read Greek.

Spurgeon comments on the goal to make Bengel's Gnomon (listed above) more accessible -- "Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as 120 years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it...will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely...to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

John Wesley said of Bengel "I know of no commentator on the Bible equal to Bengel" and referred to him as "The great light of the Christian world."

JOHANN BENGEL
James Commentary
Gnomon of the New Testament

Note: If not proficient in Greek, see related Critical English Testament below.

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

JOSEPH BENSON
COMMENTARY
JAMES

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
Resources that Reference James

WILLIAM BURKITT
COMMENTARY
JAMES

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 CALVIN
COMMENTARY
JAMES

Spurgeon on Calvin - Of priceless value....Calvin is a tree whose “leaf also shall not wither;” whatever he has written lives on, and is never out of date, because he expounded the word without bias or partiality.

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
COMMENTARY
JAMES

By E H Plumptre

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

ADAM CLARKE
COMMENTARY
JAMES

Click critique of his theological persuasion.

James Rosscup - This old, conservative Wesleyan Methodist work is good devotionally and aggressive for righteous living. Laypeople can find it still valuable today. It is Arminian in viewpoint and thus helpful, for example, in showing the reader how this approach deals with texts involving the eternal security question. The work contains much background material from many sources on all books of the Bible.

Spurgeon - Adam Clarke is the great annotator of our Wesleyan friends; and they have no reason to be ashamed of him, for he takes rank among the chief of expositors. His mind was evidently fascinated by the singularities of learning, and hence his commentary is rather too much of an old curiosity shop, but it is filled with valuable rarities, such as none but a great man could have collected....If you have a copy of Adam Clarke, and exercise discretion in reading it, you will derive immense advantage from it, for frequently by a sort of side-light he brings out the meaning of the text in an astonishingly novel manner. I do not wonder that Adam Clarke still stands, notwithstanding his peculiarities, a prince among commentators. I do not find him so helpful as Gill, but still, from his side of the question, with which I have personally no sympathy, he is an important writer, and deserves to be studied by every reader of the Scriptures. He very judiciously says of Dr. Gill, “He was a very learned and good man, but has often lost sight of his better judgment in spiritualizing the text;” this is the very verdict which we pass upon himself, only altering the last sentence a word or two; “He has often lost sight of his better judgment in following learned singularities;” the monkey, instead of the serpent, tempting Eve, is a notable instance.

STEVEN COLE
Sermons on James

Highly Recommended. These sermons are the same material found in Pastor Cole's book if you prefer Kindle or Paperback format.  Notice that his book has 8 customer reviews and all give it Five Stars! Click to read some of the reviews. Great tool if you are leading a Bible study, are preaching through the book of James or simply studying it on your own. 

Excerpt - Many writers claim that there is no unifying theme to James, but that it is just a series of unrelated, random exhortations. But, as difficult as it may be to outline the book, I think that the contents may be arranged under this theme of true faith. James is giving a series of tests by which one may determine whether his faith is genuine or false (D. Edmond Hiebert makes this point, “The Unifying Theme of the Epistle of James,” Bibliotheca Sacra [135:539, July-September, 1978], pp. 221-231). I offer this outline:

Introduction: Author and recipients (1:1).

1. True faith responds with practical godliness under testing (1:2-27).

  • A. True faith responds with joy when it faces testing (1:2-4).
  • B. True faith seeks God for wisdom in times of testing (1:5-8).
  • C. True faith adopts God’s eternal perspective in both poverty and riches (1:9-11).
  • D. True faith perseveres under testing, not blaming God for temptations (1:12-18).
  • E. True faith obeys God’s word, even when provoked (1:19-27).

2. True faith shows itself in practical obedience (2:1-26).

  • A. True faith does not show partiality (2:1-7).
  • B. True faith practices biblical love (2:8-13).
  • C. True faith proves itself by its works (2:14-26).

3. True faith controls the tongue and acts with gentle wisdom (3:1-18).

  • A. True faith controls the tongue (3:1-12).
  • B. True faith acts with gentle wisdom (3:13-18).

4. True faith resists arrogance by humbling oneself before God (4:1-5:18).

  • A. True faith practices humility in relationships (4:1-12).
  • B. True faith practices humility with regard to the future (4:13-17).
  • C. True faith practices humility by waiting for God to judge the wicked who have wronged us (5:1-11).
  • D. True faith practices humility by speaking the truth apart from self-serving oaths (5:12).
  • E. True faith practices humility by depending upon God through prayer (5:13-18).

Excerpt - Joni Eareckson Tada, as most of you know, was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident when she was 17. She wrote this about her suffering (Joni [Zondervan], p. 154):

God engineered the circumstances. He used them to prove Himself as well as my loyalty. Not everyone had this privilege. I felt there were only a few people God cared for in such a special way that He would trust them with this kind of experience. This understanding left me relaxed and comfortable as I relied on His love, exercising newly learned trust. I saw that my injury was not a tragedy but a gift God was using to help me conform to the image of Christ, something that would mean my ultimate satisfaction, happiness—even joy.

That is God’s wisdom on how to endure a major trial with joy! She did not get that wisdom from the world. She did not make it up herself. It came from God, through His Word. If you need God’s wisdom for how to endure any major or minor trial with joy, ask Him in faith and He will give it.

Excerpt - The famous evangelist, George Whitefield, once told of seeing some criminals riding in a cart on their way to the gallows. They were arguing about who should sit on the right hand of the cart, with no more concern than children arguing about who sits where in the car (in Elisabeth Dodds, Marriage to a Difficult Man [Westminster Press], p. 113). Here were men about to die that very day, arguing over who got the best seat! James would have us see that life is a vapor (4:14). We’re all going to die soon. To focus on accumulating wealth if we lack it or to expend ourselves in amassing more wealth than we already have, would be rather shortsighted. Rather, we should focus on the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. That eternal focus will enable us to persevere in trials with joy.

Excerpt - A man was on a diet and struggling. He had to go downtown and as he started out, he remembered that his route would take him by the doughnut shop. As he got closer, he thought that a cup of coffee would hit the spot. Then he remembered his diet. That’s when he prayed, “Lord, if You want me to stop for a doughnut and coffee, let there be a parking place in front of the shop.” He said, “Sure enough, I found a parking place right in front—on my seventh time around the block!” As Robert Orben said, “Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch” (Reader’s Digest [8/86], p. 35). Allow me to state the obvious: You will not make it as a Christian if you do not learn to overcome temptation.

Excerpt - A current popular myth in evangelical circles is that salvation is based on a personal decision for Christ and that such a decision may or may not result in a changed life. In this paradigm, a child from a Christian home may make a decision at summer camp “to invite Jesus into his heart.” He goes forward at the closing song after a meeting. He gets some follow-up, is given a Bible and told to read it every day. Perhaps when he gets back to his church, he is baptized. He attends church every Sunday, because that’s what his family does.

But as he gets older, he finds church to be boring and irrelevant. He prefers having fun with his worldly friends to hanging out with the church crowd. His friends introduce him to drinking, drugs, pornography, and sex. He drops out of church. He never reads his Bible. He has no desire to know Christ in a deeper way. And yet his parents will say, “But he’s saved, because he made a decision for Christ as a boy at church camp!”

But the important question in situations like this is, “Is there any evidence of a changed heart or new life in Christ?” As we saw in James 1:18, salvation is a matter of God imparting new life through His word of truth. Just as a newborn baby gives clear evidence that he is alive and well, so a new believer gives evidence of his new life in Christ. His desires change. He was a God-hater, alienated from God, hostile toward Him. Now he is a God-lover, reconciled to God, receptive to the truths of God’s word.

Jesus’ parable of the sower (Matt. 13:3-9, 18-23; Mark 4:3-20; Luke 8:4-15) shows that genuine faith in Christ is not just a flash in the pan. Faith in Christ endures and produces fruit. 

Excerpt - Pastor Stuart Briscoe was teaching the principles of Bible study. He showed how to pick out the promises and the commands in Scripture, and what to do with them. Finally, he reviewed and asked, “Now, what do you do with the commands?” A little old lady raised her hand and said, “I underline them in blue.” Underlining the Bible’s commands in blue might make for a colorful Bible, but the point of the commands is that we obey them. Unfortunately, there are many people in evangelical churches who have their heads filled with information from the Bible, but they don’t obey what the Bible commands. That may sound harsh, but surveys commonly show that there is substantially no difference between evangelical Christians and the population at large on most moral and social beliefs and behavior. For example, pollster George Barna (in World [12/6/03], p. 33) found that one out of three “born-again Christians” (defined as “those who report having made a personal commitment to Christ and expect to get to heaven because they accepted Jesus”) accept same-sex unions. Thirty-nine percent believe it is morally acceptable for couples to live together before marriage. And, born-again Christians are more likely than non-Christians to have experienced divorce (27 to 24 %)! James would be aghast!

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes
Book of James

W A CRISWELL
Sermons on James

KAY DAIGLE
Study on James

Blue Jean Faith: A Study of James for Wise Women

RON DANIEL
Study Notes on James

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
The Tests of True Religion:
A Study of the Book of James

DEVOTIONALS
JAMES

These make excellent sermon illustrations. 

These devotionals are arranged by chapter - C H Spurgeon, G Campbell Morgan Our Daily Bread, F B Meyer

To show how one might use this devotional page, here are several examples of illustrations that can be found on the page of devotionals listed above...

  • Illustration of James 3:6 The Point of No Return - It wasn’t as simple as just crossing another river. By law, no Roman general could lead armed troops into Rome. So when Julius Caesar led his Thirteenth Legion across the Rubicon River and into Italy in 49 bc, it was an act of treason. The impact of Caesar’s decision was irreversible, generating years of civil war before Rome’s great general became absolute ruler. Still today, the phrase “crossing the Rubicon” is a metaphor for “passing the point of no return.”Sometimes we can cross a relational Rubicon with the words we say to others. Once spoken, words can’t be taken back. They can either offer help and comfort or do damage that feels just as irreversible as Caesar’s march on Rome. James gave us another word picture about words when he said, “The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell” (James 3:6).
  • Illustration of James 1:2 - Fire can be one of the worst enemies of trees. But it can also be helpful. Experts say that small, frequent fires called “cool” fires clean the forest floor of dead leaves and branches but don’t destroy the trees. They leave behind ashes, which are perfect for seeds to grow in. Surprisingly, low-intensity fires are necessary for healthy growth of trees.Similarly, trials—pictured as fire in the Bible—are necessary for our spiritual health and growth (1 Peter 1:7; 4:12).
  • Illustration of James 1:2-4 - HIGHER MATH - Mathematical formulas work well with numbers, but not with people. That's why this equation in James 1 sounds unworkable: FAITH + TRIALS = PATIENCE One might better try to mix oil and water. But what makes this formula work is confidence in God's unfailing love, which allows for all the human emotions that come with life's trials.
  • Illustration of James 1:1-4 - A University of Michigan microbiologist tells his students that the human body is made up of ten trillion cells, which are home to some 100 trillion bacteria. He supports this claim by citing studies conducted by University of Pennsylvania researchers who once estimated that a dime-sized patch of skin may hold up to two million bacteria. The presence of all those little critters might seem to be an over­whelming threat to our health. But scientists who have come to understand and appreciate the role of bacteria say that we would actually be sicker without them than we are with them. They appar­ently help ward off other bacteria that cause diseases. This is not an argument for careless personal hygiene. But it is an interesting parallel to the setting in which Christians are called to live. Contrary to what we might think, we can actually benefit from a hostile environment.
  • Illustration of James 1:1-12 Trial By Fire - F. B. Meyer explained it this way: “A bar of iron worth $2.50, when wrought into horseshoes is worth $5. If made into needles it is worth $175. If into penknife blades it is worth $1,625. If made into springs for watches it is worth $125,000. What a ‘trial by fire’ that bar must undergo to be worth this! But the more it is manipulated, and the more it is hammered and passed through the heat, beaten, pounded, and polished, the greater its value.” Christian, are you wondering about the trials through which you are passing? With impatient heart are you saying, “How long, O Lord?” The heat of the flame and the blows of the hammer are necessary if you are to be more than an unpolished, rough bar of iron. God’s all-wise plan, though it calls for the fire, produces the valuable watch spring of maturity. His very best for your life has behind it His perfect timing

Below are links to a collection of devotionals from Moody Bible's "Today in the Word." The introduction to each devotional frequently begins with an illustration related to the specific passage.

Biblegateway devotionals - click for link to multiple devotionals on James. They are of variable quality to Be a Berean. Here are some examples...

John Piper - Is God’s Love Conditional?. (James 4:8)

This verse means that there is a precious experience of peace and assurance and harmony and intimacy that is not unconditional. It depends on our not grieving the Spirit.

It depends on our putting away bad habits. It depends on forsaking the petty inconsistencies of our Christian lives. It depends on our walking closely with God and aiming at the highest degree of holiness.

If this is true, I fear that the unguarded reassurances today that God’s love is unconditional may stop people from doing the very things the Bible says they need to do in order to have the peace that they so desperately crave. In trying to give peace through “unconditionality” we may be cutting people off from the very remedy the Bible prescribes.

Let us declare untiringly the good news that our justification is based on the worth of Christ’s obedience and sacrifice, not ours (Romans 5:19, “as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous”).

But let us also declare the biblical truth that the enjoyment of that justification in its effect on our joy and confidence and power to grow in likeness to Jesus is conditioned on our actively forsaking sins and forsaking bad habits and mortifying lusts and pursuing intimacy with Christ, and not grieving the Spirit.


Quest Bible -  Is faith enough? James 2:14–24

Are we saved by grace through faith alone (see Eph 2:8–9) or do we also need good works?

James does not argue that good works are required for salvation. Nor does he say that deeds are more important than beliefs. Rather, he insists that there are two kinds of faith—one legitimate and the other illegitimate; “faith … made complete” (v. 22) and “faith without deeds” (v. 20). Both are “belief” in one sense of the word. But legitimate faith goes deeper than “right thinking” to “right living.”

Confusion may arise, however, when we recall that Paul writes that we cannot earn salvation. He uses Abraham as an example of one who received God’s promise, not through human effort, but through faith (see Gal 3:6–12).

James also uses Abraham as an example, but his focus and emphasis are different than Paul’s. He skips over the futility of human effort to discuss the futility of deficient faith—faith that stops at the intellectual level. Even demons have that kind of “faith,” James exclaims (v. 19)!

James’s point, then, is that Abraham exercised authentic faith—demonstrated by his actions. Abraham’s deeds earned him nothing, but they proved his faith was genuine: Right faith led to right actions. If he had not trusted God, Abraham could never have offered his son—the fulfillment of God’s promise—on the altar (vv. 21–22). Paul uses Abraham to show that people are justified on the basis of real faith; James shows that Abraham’s faith was proven to be real because it worked (compare Gal 5:6).

So then, we don’t need anything but faith—the right kind of faith—to be saved by God. And our behavior will show what our faith is made of, whether or not it is legitimate.

DAN DUNCAN
Believer's Chapel Dallas

150 pages of transcripts

Click here if you would rather listen.

J LIGON DUNCAN
James Sermons

THEODORE EPP
Devotionals
Epistle of James

BacktotheBible.org

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
The Book of James

James: Responsible Faith

Older Explore the Bible Series

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY
The Book of James
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)

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
Commentary on James

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT
James Commentary
W E Oesterley

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)

JOHN GILL
COMMENTARY
JAMES

James Rosscup - Gill (1697–1771), a pastor of England, wrote these which are two-column pages, ca. 900–1,000 pages per volume, Originally they were 9 volumes, folio. He also wrote Body of Divinity, 3 volumes, and several other volumes. His commentary is evangelical, wrestles with texts, is often wordy and not to the point but with worthy things for the patient who follow the ponderous detail and fish out slowly what his interpretation of a text is. He feels the thousand years in Revelation 20 cannot begin until after the conversion of the Jews and the bringing in of the fullness of the Gentiles and destruction of all antiChristian powers (volume 6, p. 1063) but in an amillennial sense of new heavens and new earth coming right after Christ’s second advent (1064–65), and the literal thousand years of binding at the same time. He feels the group that gathers against the holy city at the end of the thousand years is the resurrected wicked dead from the four quarters of the earth (i.e. from all the earth, etc. (1067).  

Spurgeon - Beyond all controversy, Gill was one of the most able Hebraists of his day, and in other matters no mean proficient...His ultraism is discarded, but his learning is respected: the world and the church take leave to question his dogmatism, but they both bow before his erudition. Probably no man since Gill’s days has at all equalled him in the matter of Rabbinical learning.

He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. 

DAVID GUZIK
Commentary Notes on James

Conservative, modern commentary from Calvary Chapel pastor. 

MATTHEW HENRY
COMMENTARY
JAMES

UNABRIDGED

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).

DAVID HOLWICK
Sermons on James

Frequent illustrations. 

ILLUSTRATIONS RELATED
To Book of James

See also Our Daily Bread

INTERVARSITY PRESS COMMENTARY
Epistle of James
George M. Stulac

James Rosscup - A Presbyterian pastor provides a clear, refreshing survey that shows often how to apply truth. This is one of the top three or four popular expositions, though teachers, pastors and students can need more grappling with details to bolster discussions, as in R. Martin, J. B. Mayor, P. Davids, J. Adamson, R. C. H. Lenski, etc. At times, Stulac’s work gets fairly detailed on views and arguments, as in 4:5. In 5:14–16 physical illness may also involve sin.

INTO THY WORD
STUDY NOTES ON JAMES
Richard J Krejcir

Informative notes.

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
Commentary
Epistle of James

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).

UNABRIDGED VERSION

ROBERT JOHNSTONE
Commentary
Epistle of James

433 page commentary

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."


LANGE'S COMMENTARY
JAMES
G F C FRONMULLER

D Edmond Hiebert on Fronmuller - Prints author's own translation. An exhaustive exposition by a conservative interpreter which has stood the test of time. Important for the expositor of 1 Peter. A careful interpretation of these epistles with a mass of material of a practical and homiletical nature.(An Introduction to the New Testament)

James Rosscup - The treatments of books within this evangelical set (Lange's Commentary) vary in importance. Generally, one finds a wealth of detailed commentary, background, and some critical and exegetical notes. Often, however, there is much excess verbiage that does not help particularly. On the other hand, it usually has something to assist the expositor on problems and is a good general set for pastors and serious lay people though it is old.

JOHN MACARTHUR
Expository Sermons on James

Functions Like a Verse by Verse Commentary

  1. Also in Study Guides above - The Purpose of Trials
  2. Also in Study Guides above - James 1:13-17 Whose Fault is our Temptation?
  3. Also in Study Guides above -James 1:18  Born to Holiness

JOHN MACARTHUR'S QUESTIONS AND 
ANSWERS ON JAMES

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermons on James

James Rosscup - This evangelical work is both homiletical and expository and is often very good homiletically but weaker otherwise. Helpful in discussing Bible characters, it is weak in prophecy at times because of allegorization. It is not really as valuable today as many other sets for the serious Bible student. The expositions are in the form of sermons.

THOMAS MANTON
A Practical Exposition of James

In Depth Verse by Verse Comments (>150 pages on James 1!)

An Estimate of Manton by J. C. Ryle

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)

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)

Cyril Barber: An encyclopedic work on the Greek Text. Regarded by many as the most important critical commentary on this portion of God's Word. Technical. (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. (The Minister's Library. Volume 2)

F B Meyer
Our Daily Homily on James
One from Our Daily Walk (ODW)

Miscellaneous
Resources on James
Conservative, Evangelical

JOURNAL ARTICLES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FREE ONLINE

BEST COMMENTARIES - Epistle of James

James Rosscup comments on the James Commentary by Zane Hodges - He takes what has been called a “non-Lordship” view that those who have eternal life by grace may lose faith and not persevere in good works, but the eternal salvation remains intact; lack of works do not reflect on professing believers possibly not having genuinely received life as a gift...In James 2:14–26, only the saved are in view, so the faith that is dead without works is an “ineffectual, unproductive faith” of the saved (Ed: This is an amazing statement in light of James clear statement that "Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.")..

HENRY MORRIS - Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading Creationist.

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

BIBLE.ORG

  • NET Study Bible Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and Thomas Constable's notes that synchronize with the Scriptures.

DON ANDERSON

JEREMY ADLER - THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAITH AND WORKS

A Comparison of James 2:24 and Ephesians 2:8-10 

ANDREW BENNETT

JIM BOMKAMP

JOHN BURNS

GEORGE DAVIS

J LIGON DUNCAN and Gabe Fluhrer 

DAVID DOCKERY

MICHAEL FRONCZAK - Bible Study Resource Center - each Pdf is from 40-50 pages

GENE GETZ - short videos emphasizing principles

  • James; Principle #1; James 1:1-4; Persecution and Trials: When we face various trials, we should ask God to help us view these painful experiences as opportunities to become more mature in our spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. Video
  • James; Principle #2; James 1:5-8; Wisdom from Above: To face trials with a proper perspective, we must seek God's wisdom through faith and prayer. Video
  • James; Principle #3; James 1:9-12; A Biblical Priority: Regardless of our earthly possessions, we are to remember that what ultimately matters is our eternal inheritance. Video
  • James; Principle #4; James 1:13-18; Temptation and Rationalization: We must take full responsibility for our sinful attitudes and actions. Video
  • James; Principle #5; James 1:19-27;  Applying God's Word: To please God, we must not only listen to His Word but also put it into practice. Video
  • 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
  • James; Principle #8; James 3:1-12; Sinful Anger: To keep our words from becoming destructive, we must be able to control what we say. Video
  • James; Principle #9; James 3:13-18; Heavenly and Earthly Wisdom: To gain God's wisdom, we must walk by the Spirit and not in the flesh. Video
  • 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
  • James; Principle #12; James 5:1-6; Materialistic Idolatry: Spiritual leaders should warn people never to allow materialism to deprive them of eternal life. Video
  • James; Principle #13; James 5:7-12 Christ's Return: When we are frustrated and distracted by people who are evil and cruel, we are to focus on our eternal hope in Jesus Christ. Video
  • James; Principle #14; James 5:13-20;  Prayers of the Righteous: When we are experiencing various illnesses, we should seek guidance and prayer from the leaders in our churches who are living godly and righteous lives. Video

BRUCE GOETTSCHE - sermons on James

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

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

D EDMOND HIEBERT

ROBERT HILL

STEVE KRELOFF - Messianic Jewish Pastor

  • Encounter With Troubles - James 1:2-12 
  • Temptation - James 1:13-18 by Steve Kreloff
  •  Our Relationship With The Word - James 1:19-27 
  • Prejudice And Personal Favoritism - James 2:1-13 
  • Abraham - Justified by Works -James 2:14-24
  • Faith And Works - James 2:14-26
  • The Power Of The Tongue - James 3:1-12
  • Wisdom: The True And The False (Part 1) - James 3:13-18
  • Wisdom: The True And The False (Part 3) -James 3:13-18
  • Wisdom: The True And The False (Part 2) - James 3:13-18
  • Quarrels And Conflicts - James 4:1-10 
  • Playing God - James 4:11-17
  • Problems For A Materialist - James 5:1-6
  • Patient Enduring - James 5:7-11 
  • Taking An Oath - James 5:12
  • The Ministry Of Restoration - James 5:13-18
  • Praying For The Sick -James 5:14-20

DAVID LEGGE - sermons

LIFEWAY - sermons

JOHN MACARTHUR

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!)

MONERGISM - SERMONS. MP3'S

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

PASTORLIFE - sermons from various pastors

Looking at the Greeting in James 1 James  1 :1 James, Intro to David E. Owen
Triumphant Trials James  1 :1-12 Trials; Troubles; Faith; Growth, Christian J. Mike Minnix
Triumph In Times Of Trial James  1 :1-12 Faith; Trials; Triumph in Trials Mark Adams
Rejoice in the Lord Always James  1 :1-12 Joy in the Lord; Failure of Materialism Denis Lyle
The Truth about Temptation James  1 :1-15 Temptation Ron Hale
Let's Stay in the Fight James  1 :12 Temptation; Dedication; Commitment; Endurance Steve Wagers
The Prize for Passing the Test James  1 :12   Terry Trivette
How To Withstand Temptation James  1 :13-18 Temptation; Faithfulness Mark Adams
Do Not Be Deceived James  1 :13-20 Sin; Deception; Satan J. Mike Minnix
A Life That Honors God James  1 :16-27 Joy; Salvation; Obedience; Christian Living; Tongue; Speaking William R. Shively
The Gift and the Giver James  1 :17 Blessings from God; God, The Give; Gifts from God David E. Owen
The Greatest of all Givers James  1 :17 Giving; Faithfulness, God's; Thankfulness Denis Lyle
The Greatest Giver James  1 :17-18 Giving; Stewardship; Christmas; Gift, God's Steve Wagers
Wonderful Words of Life James  1 :18 Salvation; Life, Words of David E. Owen
The Way To Wisdom James  1 :1-8 Wisdom, Lack of; Wisdom J. Mike Minnix
Receiving The Word James  1 :19-22 Word, Receiving the; Word of God David E. Owen
How To Help The Preacher Preach James  1 :19-25 Hearing; Commitment; Dedication; Preaching J. Gerald Harris
How to Help the Preacher Preach James  1 :19-25 Listening to God's Word; Church Life; Worship J. Gerald Harris
What Difference Does It Make? James  1 :19-27 Bible; Word of God; Christian Living Jackie Kay
Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall! James  1 :19-27 Religion, Pure Vince Hefner
The Marks of a Christian James  1 :19-27 Christian, Marks of; Christian Living Mark Adams
How Real Is Your Religion? James  1 :19-27 Religion, Real; Authentic Christianity; Commitment; Christian Living Steve Wagers
Looking at the Grief in James 1 James  1 :2-16 James; Patience; Wisdom; Temptation David E. Owen
When The Heat Is On, Enjoy The Fire James  1 :2-4 Problems; Trials, Victory in Steve Wagers
When The Heat's On, Stay Cool James  1 :2-4 Trials; Trouble Blake Carroll
Actions Speak Louder Than Words James  1 :26-27 Service; Obedience; Christian Living Johnny Hunt
Joyful Testing James  1 :2-8 Testing; Hardships; Trials Jim Drake
I Don't Know, But I Know Who To Ask James  1 :5 Immaturity, Christian; Wisdom Terry Trivette
A Word to the Wise James  1 :5-12 Wisdom; Trials; Hardships. Decision Making Blake Carroll
The Danger of Doubting James  1 :6-8 Doubt; James; Faith Terry Trivette
Dollars and Sense James  1 :9-11 Money; Finances; Priorities; Wealth; Poverty; Poor Terry Trivette
The Richest Man On Earth James  1 :9-11 Christian Living; Money; Possessions; Stewardship John C. Bryan
The Facts About Favoritism James  2 :1-13 Favoritism; Pride; Selfishness Steve Wagers
Determining the Worth of a Person James  2 :1-13 Judgmentalism; Judging Others; People, The Worth of Mark Adams
A Faith Without Fruit James  2 :14-16 Faith; Fruitlessness; Christian Living; Faith, Proof of Steve Wagers
Faith That Saves Is Faith That Works James  2 :14-26 Faith; Works; Christian Living Mark Adams
Futile Faith James  2 :14-26 Faith; Faith, Lack of; Faith, Believing; Works; Service; Christian Living J. Mike Minnix
The Award For The Most Dangerous Member In The Church James  3 :1-12 Tongue Vince Hefner
The Biggest Little Troublemaker in the World James  3 :1-12 Tongue; Speech; Words J. Mike Minnix
The Most Dangerous Member In The Church James  3 :1-12 Tongue; Speech; Talking Steve Wagers
Wise and Otherwise James  3 :13-18 Wisdom Mark Adams
Taming the Tonuge James  3 :-14 Tongue; Speach; Words Michael A. Guido
Wisdom From Above James  3 :17-18 Wisdom, God's; Wisdom; Peacemakers Johnny Hunt
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; Arguements; 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; Glorifing God Johnny Hunt
What Is Your Life James  4 :14 Graduation; Life J. Mike Minnix
The Power of Prayer (Mother's Day) James  5 :13-16 Prayer; Mother's Day John C. Bryan
The Power of Prayer James  5 :13-16 Prayer; Mother's Day John C. Bryan
Spiritual Drifting James  5 :13-20 Backslidding; Drifting from God; Repentance Denis Lyle
Money Talks James  5 :1-6 Christian Living; Money; Possessions; Stewardship Denis Lyle
Right on the Money James  5 :1-6 Money; Stewardship Mark Adams
Where are the Elijahs of God? James  5 :16-18 Elijah; Spirit of God; Commitment; Willingness Franklin L. Kirksey
How To Have An Effective Prayer Life James  5 :16-18 Prayer J. Gerald Harris
Prayers that Bless a Nation James  5 :17-18 Memorial Day; Prayer; America John C. Bryan
Prone to Wander James  5 :19-20 Backslidding; Wandering from God; Unfaithfulness Johnny Hunt
Difficult Times - Hope James  5 :7-12 Hope; Hardships; Difficulties Johnny Hunt
What's a Christian to Do? James  5 :7-12 Christian Living J. Mike Minnix

MATT POSTIFF - sermons on James - Fellowship Bible Church

  • James 1:1-8 (docx)
  • James 1:9-12 (docx)
  • James 1:13-18 (docx)
  • James 1:16-18 (docx)
  • James 1:19-21 (docx)
  • James 1:22-25 (docx)
  • James 1:26-27 (docx)
  • 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)
  • James 3:1-5 (docx)
  • James 3:1-8 (docx)
  • James 3:9-12 (docx)
  • James 3:13-18 (docx)
  • James 3:17-18 (docx)
  • James 4:1-15 (docx)
  • James 4:6-10 (docx)
  • James 4:11-12 (docx)
  • James 4:13-17 (docx)
  • James 5:1-11 (docx)
  • James 5:12 (docx)
  • James 5:13-18 (doc)
  • James 5:19-20 (docx)

WIL POUNDS - sermon transcripts

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE - study notes

RBC BOOKLET

RICK RENNER - devotional

KIM RIDDLEBARGER - SERMON TRANSCRIPTS

ROBERT SLOAN

JAMES SMITH - Handfuls of Purpose - click here for all the topics below on the same page

  • THE DEITY OF OUR LORD. James 1:1; 2:1
  • TEMPTATIONS. James 1:2,12-15
  • COUNTING. James 1:2
  • PATIENCE. James 1:3, 4; 5:7, 8, 11
  • WISDOM. James 1:5; 3:13,15,17
  • THE GIVING GOD. James 1:5
  • PRAYING. James 5:16-17
  • THE RICH AND THE POOR. James 2
  • ON BEING DECEIVED. James 1:16, 22, 26
  • THE TONGUE. James 1:19, 26; 3
  • 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
  • THE CRAZE FOR PLEASURE. James 3:18; 4:1-5
  • HUMBLED OR HUMILIATED—WHICH? James 4:6-10,13-17
  • OPPRESSING THE HIRELING. James 5:1-11
  • PURE SPEECH. James 5:12
  • AN ERRING BROTHER. James 5:19, 20

RAY STEDMAN

GEOFF THOMAS

DANIEL B. WALLACE

RICHARD C WELLS

COMMENTARIES ON
THE BOOK OF JAMES

JOHN ADAM

Spurgeon comments - "Good, plain discourses, for which the author acknowledges his indebtedness to various eminent writers who have discussed the Epistle. Our readers had better make similar discourses of their own—if they can."

PAUL APPLE

UNKNOWN

J. N. DARBY

J R DUMMELOW

C J ELLICOTT Commentary for English Readers

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.

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.

F. B. HOLE

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. 

WILLIAM KELLY

RICHARD KNOWLING - The Epistle of James, Westminster Commentaries

Cyril Barber - One of the better works in this series. (The Minister's Library - Volume 1)

IAN MACKERVOY - EASY ENGLISH

THOMAS MANTON

Thomas Manton’s commentary on James is a classic work that should not be ignored merely because it is older. There is a wealth of insight here. (Ligonier's #3 Rated Commentary on James)

J VERNON MCGEE

JAMES MOFFATT

ALAN PERKINS

E G PUNCHARD - ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY FOR ENGLISH READERS

JAMES ROPES

James Rosscup  - In this liberal technical work, Ropes decides that the author was not James the Lord’s brother but a teacher in Palestine between A. D. 75 and 125 (49). He devotes pp. 1–115 to introduction. His work is one of the better older ones on details of the Greek text and at times has fairly good input on what a phrase means, such as “the crown of life” in 1:12 (150–52). But Ropes fails to explain how reward as a crown, eternal life, is consistent with eternal life being entirely God’s gift, not by works. At a number of points he is rather flat when he might be clearer. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works. The Woodlands, TX: Kress Christian Publications)

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

HAMILTON SMITH

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 B SUMNER 1840

BOB UTLEY

EDWIN WINKLER

JAMES 1

SERMONS BY VERSE - James 1

GREG HERRICK

RICH CATHERS

F H PALMER

DAVE GUZIK

LEHMAN STRAUSS

TRACY HOWARD

SCOTT LINDSAY

RADIO BIBLE CLASS

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

F B MEYER

JOE STOWELL

DAVE ROPER

DANNY HALL

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN MACARTHUR

LOWELL JOHNSON

DOUG GOINS

C H SPURGEON

J C PHILPOT

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

OSWALD CHAMBERS

GIL RUGH

RICK RENNER - devotional

ALAN CARR

DICK HIGH

MIKE ANDRUS

DAVID LEGGE

JAMES HASTINGS

ON SITE NOTES

BRIAN BILL

F B MEYER

JAMES 2

SERMONS BY VERSE - James 2

DAVE GUZIK

MIKE ANDRUS

RICH CATHERS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

JOHN MACARTHUR

GIL RUGH

DAVE ROPER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

JOHN F. HART

JOHN PIPER

ROBERT V RAKESTRAW

RICH CATHERS

E P BARROWS

ON SITE NOTES

C H SPURGEON

JONATHAN EDWARDS

JOHN F. HART

BIBLE.ORG

RAY PRITCHARD

DANIEL B. WALLACE

J C PHILPOT

F B MEYER

JAMES 3

SERMONS BY VERSE - James 3

DAVE GUZIK

RICH CATHERS

GIL RUGH

DANIEL AKIN

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

JOHN MACARTHUR

DAVE ROPER

DAVID LEGGE

MIKE ANDRUS

JOE STOWELL

BIBLE.ORG

JAMES 4

SERMONS BY VERSE - James 4

DAVE GUZIK

RICH CATHERS

JOHN MACARTHUR

GIL RUGH

RICH CATHERS

ALAN CARR

GABE FULLER - SERMONS

C H SPURGEON

DAVID LEGGE

ANDREW MURRAY

JOE STOWELL

ON SITE

OSWALD CHAMBERS

MIKE ANDRUS

RICK RENNER - devotional

DAVE ROPER

JOHN PIPER

JAMES FREEMAN

JAMES 5

SERMONS BY VERSE - James 5

DAVE GUZIK

RICH CATHERS

GIL RUGH

JOHN MACARTHUR

MIKE ANDRUS

C H SPURGEON

BIBLE.ORG

ALAN CARR

RAY PRITCHARD

MARK SEIFRID

RBC BOOKLET

JAMES HASTINGS

BRIAN BILL

JOHN PIPER

F B MEYER

Robert Morgan
Sermons on James

Net Bible Notes
on James

Phil Newton
Sermons on James
Well Done

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary
Book of James

OUR DAILY BREAD
Radio Bible Class
Devotionals on James

Updated through December 9, 2018

JAMES 1

JAMES 2

JAMES 3

JAMES 4

JAMES 5

Joseph Parker
Comments on James
from The People's Bible

John Piper
Sermons on James

Preacher's Homiletical Commentary
James

Interesting Resource - comments, homiletics, notes, sermon sketches

Pulpit Commentary
James
Expositional Comments, Homiletics, Homilies

Note: The titles below the expositions on each chapter represent homilies on that same page (scroll down).

  • James 1 Expositional Commentary
  • James 1:1-4 A Joyful Salutation for a Time of Adversity
  • James 1:1 The Writer and His Work
  • James 1:2-4 The Strange Paradox
  • James 1:2-4 Temptation As Cause for Joy
  • James 1:5-8 The Need for Wisdom
  • James 1:9-12 The Only True Ground of Boasting
  • James 1:9-11 The Glory of Manhood in Christ
  • James 1:9-11 The Poor and the Rich Brother
  • James 1:9-12 The Only True Ground of Boasting
  • James 1:12-15 The Natural History of Evil
  • James 1:12-18 Temptation and Its History
  • James 1:16, 17 All Good is From God
  • James 1:17 The Father of Lights: A Sermon to Children
  • James 1:18 The Chief Good is From God
  • James 1:19-27 Deeds, Not Words
  • James 1:19-27 The Law of New Life
  • James 1:19-21 The Reception of the Word
  • James 1:22-25 Hearers and Doers
  • James 1:26, 27 The True Ritualism
  • James 2 Expositional Commentary
  • James 2:1-13 Respect of Persons is Consistent With the First Principles of Christianity
  • James 2:1-13 Respect of Persons
  • James 2:1-7 Respect of Persons
  • James 2:5 Worldly Poverty is By No Means Inconsistent With True Riches
  • James 2:8-11 Stumbling in One Point
  • James 2:12, 13 Law and Judgment
  • James 2:13 The Character of Mercy
  • James 2:14-19 Works the Test of Faith
  • James 2:14-26 Faith and Works
  • James 2:14-26 Faith and Works
  • James 2:20-26 Justification by Faith and Works
  • James 3 Expositional Commentary
  • James 3:1-2 A Dissuasive from Ambition to Teach
  • James 3:1-12 Speech
  • James 3:1-12 The Ethics of Speech
  • James 3:2-6 The Power of the Tongue
  • James 3:7-12 The Tongue Ungovernable and Inconsistent
  • James 3:13-16 False Wisdom
  • James 3:13-18 Wisdom
  • James 3:13-18 Wisdom, True and False
  • James 3:17-18 True Wisdom
  • James 4 Expositional Commentary
  • 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
  • James 5 Expositional Commentary
  • 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

A. T. Robertson
Word Pictures on James
Greek Word Studies

A T Robertson's
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
Expository Messages
on James

Adrian Rogers
James
Devotionals and Short Messages

Dave Roper
Expository Messages
on James

If the Epistle is ‘of straw’ then there is within that straw a very hearty firm, nourishing, but as yet uninterpreted and unthreshed grain.—Johann Gottfried Herder

Gil Rugh
Sermons on James

Charles Simeon
Sermons on James

Over 100 pages of Sermon Material

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes on James

Click Sermon Notes (following the tiles) for specific Titles

Commentary

R C SPROUL
DEVOTIONALS
JAMES

JAMES 1

JAMES 2

JAMES 3

JAMES 4

JAMES 5

C. H. Spurgeon
All of his Sermons on James

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals on James
Morning and Evening & Faith's Checkbook

CLAUDE STAUFFER
SERMONS
JAMES

John Stevenson
Studies in the Epistle of James

POWERPOINTS ON THE EPISTLE OF JAMES

THIRD MILLENNIUM
JAMES
STUDY NOTES

James 1

James 2

James 3

James 4

James 5

Geoff Thomas
Sermons on the Epistle of James
Well Done

DAVID E THOMPSON
Expository Sermons
James

About 160 pages of well done exposition on 20 PDF's. 

Today's Word
Verse by Verse Commentary
on James
Grant Richison

Be a Berean with Richison's comments on James 2:14-26 - see my commentary beginning at James 2:14 Commentary

Valley Bible Church
Sermon Series on James

Marvin Vincent
Emphasis on Greek Word Study
on James

Steve Zeisler
James - Wisdom that Comes from Heaven

SERMONS BY VERSE

JAMES 1

A Servant John Adam. James 1:1
A Servant of God F. T. Basett, M. A. James 1:1
A Servant of God and of Christ T. Manton. James 1:1
An Argument for the Deity of Christ S. Cox, D. D. James 1:1
Fourth Sunday After Easter Second Sermon Martin Luther James 1:1
George Buchanan, Scholar Charles Kingsley James 1:1
God Regards the Afflicted T. Manton. James 1:1
Moral Relationship Better than Carnal T. Manton. James 1:1
On Charity John Wesley James 1:1
Peace Heightened into Joy S. Cox, D. D. James 1:1
Servants of God and Christ R. Turnbull. James 1:1
Service T. Manton. James 1:1
Service the True Idea of a Christian Life Joseph S. Exell, M. A. James 1:1
St. James and His Epistle S. Cox, D. D. James 1:1
The Dispersion T. Manton. James 1:1
The Dispersion John Adam. James 1:1
The Dispersion C. Wordsworth. James 1:1
The Ministry of James U. R. Thomas. James 1:1
The Writer and His Work T.F. Lockyer James 1:1
A Joyful Salutation for a Time of Adversity C. Jerdan James 1:1-4
A Deep Spring of Joy S. Cox, D. D. James 1:2-4
Advantage of Adversity R. V. Lawrence. James 1:2-4
All Joy in All Trials C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:2-4
Benefit of Temptations E. B. Pusey, D. D. James 1:2-4
Christian Pefection F. Montague Miller. James 1:2-4
Christ's School of Suffering W. Hofacker. James 1:2-4
God's School of Trial for the Good U. R. Thomas. James 1:2-4
Incentives to Patience W. Jowett, M. A. James 1:2-4
Joy Amidst Sorrow A. Maclaren, D. D. James 1:2-4
Joy Commendable in Trouble Bp. Hall. James 1:2-4
Joy in Serious Trial A. Plummer, D. D. James 1:2-4
Joy in Temptation J. Ayre, M. A. James 1:2-4
Joy in Trial   James 1:2-4
Joy in Tribulation Sunday at Home. James 1:2-4
Life a Perpetual Discipline R. W. Dale, LL. D. James 1:2-4
Manifold Temptations Needed R. W. Dale, LL. D. James 1:2-4
Mercies Travel Along Dark Way J. W. Dally. James 1:2-4
Patience and Fortitude John Ruskin. James 1:2-4
Patience Godlike Canon Liddon. James 1:2-4
Patience Makes the Burden Lighter   James 1:2-4
Patience Waiting Upon Providence Jeremy Taylor, D. D. James 1:2-4
Rules Whereby to Estimate Trials T. Mounters. James 1:2-4
Shaped by Sorrow R. V. Lawrence. James 1:2-4
Temptation a Benefaction Prof. Hy. Drummond. James 1:2-4
Temptation May be a Sign of Grace   James 1:2-4
Temptations Need not Discourage T. Wilcocks. James 1:2-4
The Advantage of Temptation R. W. Dale, LL. D. James 1:2-4
The Afflictions of the Saints Diverse R. Turnbull. James 1:2-4
The Benefit of Trial A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 1:2-4
The Christian's Duty in Times of Trial J. A. Alexander, D. D. James 1:2-4
The Function of Trial S. Cox, D. D. James 1:2-4
The Joyous End of Trial W. G. Pascoe. James 1:2-4
The Power of Trial Joseph S. Exell, M. A. James 1:2-4
The Record of a Dark Day   James 1:2-4
The Sphere of Patience E. Bersier, D. D. James 1:2-4
The Strange Paradox T.F. Lockyer James 1:2-4
The Use of Trial T. Manton. James 1:2-4
Trial a Blessing John Adam. James 1:2-4
Trial a Boon A. R. Fausset, M. A. James 1:2-4
Trial and Joy Peter Rutherford. James 1:2-4
Trial of Faith Works Patience T. Manton. James 1:2-4
Trials W. Ormiston, D. D. James 1:2-4
Trials the Law of Life C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:2-4
On Patience H. Belfrage, D. D. James 1:4
On Patience John Wesley James 1:4
Patience A. P. Peabody. James 1:4
Patience R. Collyer. James 1:4
Patience E. Warre, D. D. James 1:4
Patience and Perfection T. Manton. James 1:4
Patience Needed by God's Workers A. Watson, D. D. James 1:4
Patience Under Afflictions Bp. E. Hopkins. James 1:4
The Completion of the Godly Character F. T. Bassett, M. A. James 1:4
The Fruits of Patience H. W. Beecher. James 1:4
The Lesson of Patience R. Newton, D. D. James 1:4
The Perfect Work of Patience E. J. Hardy, M. A. James 1:4
The Perfect Work of Patience C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:4
Asking Wisdom from God J. F. B. Tinling, B. A. James 1:5
Asking Wisdom in Trial E. Bayley, B.D. James 1:5
Divine Liberality   James 1:5
Every Trite Prayer Answered C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:5
God Gives Without Upbraiding R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 1:5
God Will Give Wisdom S. Cox, D. D. James 1:5
God's Giving R. W. Dale, LL. D. James 1:5
God's Manner of Giving R. Johnstone, LL. B. James 1:5
Humility of Wisdom C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:5
In Search of the Highest Wisdom   James 1:5
Liberal Answers to Prayer Bp. Reynolds. James 1:5
Liberal Gifts C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:5
Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:5
Needed Wisdom D. Young, B. A. James 1:5
Prayer for Wisdom   James 1:5
Religion the Highest Wisdom R. Johnstone, LL. B. James 1:5
Religious Wisdom J. Jortin, . D. D. James 1:5
Right Judgment W. E. Heygate M. A. James 1:5
The Amazing Kindness of God Homilist James 1:5
The Characteristic of Real Wisdom Bengel's Life James 1:5
The Discipline of Need T. Manton. James 1:5
The Giving God C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:5
The Liberality of God T. Stephenson. James 1:5
What is Wisdom C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:5
Wisdom -- How to be Obtained John Adam. James 1:5
Wisdom and Prayer Bengel's Life James 1:5
Wisdom to be Asked of God M. F. Sadler, M. A. James 1:5
Wisdom to be Obtained from God Alone J. Foote, M. A. James 1:5
Wisdom to be Sought from God R. Turnbull. James 1:5
The Prayer of Faith T.F. Lockyer James 1:5-8
Wisdom for Those Who Ask it C. Jerdan James 1:5-8
A Royal Waverer   James 1:6
Doubts Neutralise G. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:6
Faith in Prayer D. Clarkson, B. D. James 1:6
Faith Necessary to Successful Prayer New Cyclopaedia of Illustrations James 1:6
How Must We Pray in Faith Thos. White, LL. B. James 1:6
Man Given to Doubting T. Manton. James 1:6
Unstable Men W. H. Burton. James 1:6
Want of Application S. Smiles. James 1:6
Wavering Prayer R. Turnbull. James 1:6
Wavering Prayers B. Jacobi. James 1:6
Unbelieving Prayer Useless T. Manton. James 1:7
A Double-Minded Man T. Manton. James 1:8
Double-Mindedness J. Foster. James 1:8
Instability of the Double-Souled C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:8
The Double-Minded Man P. Houghton. James 1:8
The Double-Minded Man Bp. Smalridge. James 1:8
The Folly of Double-Mindedness Bp. Smalridge. James 1:8
The Instability of a Double-Minded John Mason, M. A. James 1:8
The Sinfulness of Double-Mindedness Bp. Smalridge. James 1:8
The Uneasiness of Double-Mindedness Bp. Smalridge. James 1:8
Chastening and Reward The Christian World Pulpit James 1:9-11
Christian Brotherhood U. R. Thomas. James 1:9-11
Delusive Nature of Riches   James 1:9-11
Discipline of Change W. Fox. James 1:9-11
Dying Rich   James 1:9-11
Exaltation and Humiliation A. Plummer, D. D. James 1:9-11
Fading Splendour T. Manton. James 1:9-11
Grave Reverses a Decisive Test of Character S. Cox, D. D. James 1:9-11
How to be Rich Bp. Phillips Brooks. James 1:9-11
Human Exaltation and Humiliation J. Briggs. James 1:9-11
Humiliation and Exaltation R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 1:9-11
Improved by Adversity   James 1:9-11
Poor and Rich Believers John Adam. James 1:9-11
Rejoicing in God R. Turnbull. James 1:9-11
Riches T. Manton. James 1:9-11
The Blade of Grass S. Cox, D. D. James 1:9-11
The Glory of Manhood in Christ T.F. Lockyer James 1:9-11
The Gospel Exalting the Humble Christian and Abasing the Rich W. Hancock, B. D. James 1:9-11
The Metaphors of St. James A. Plummer, D. D. James 1:9-11
The Poor and the Rich Brother C. Jerdan James 1:9-11
The Rich Brother A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 1:9-11
The True Christian Temper T. Manrope. James 1:9-11
Advantage of Temptation S. Rutherford. James 1:12
Benefit of Adversity   James 1:12
Blessing in Trial C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:12
Christ Tried J. W. Hardman, LL. D. James 1:12
Divine Testing H. J. Wilmot Buxton, M. A. James 1:12
Enduring Temptation A. C. Watson, B. D. James 1:12
Enduring Temptation John Adam. James 1:12
Enduring Temptations I. S. Spencer, D. D. James 1:12
Sermon on a Martyr's Day Susannah Winkworth James 1:12
Strength Through Trial J. W. Hardman, LL. D. James 1:12
Temptation Does not Create Evil W. W. Champneys, M. A. James 1:12
Temptation: its Origin and End H. Farley, B. A. James 1:12
The Benefits of Affliction R. Baxter. James 1:12
The Blessedness of Enduring Temptation J. Jowett, M. A. James 1:12
The Crown of Life B. Jacobi. James 1:12
The Crowning of Patient Endurance J. M. Sherwood, D. D. James 1:12
The Discipline of Temptation Bp. Temple. James 1:12
The Flag Nailed to the Mast J. W. Hardman, LL. D. James 1:12
The Good Life Exposed to Temptation   James 1:12
The Need of Testing F. M. Miller. James 1:12
The Probation of Man James Bromley. James 1:12
The Rewards for Enduring Temptation Evangelical Preacher James 1:12
The Secret and the Reward of Constancy S. Cox, D. D. James 1:12
The Tempted Soul Crowned J. Irons. James 1:12
Trial a Source of Fruitfulness   James 1:12
Trial Increases Usefulness J. W. Hardman, LL. D. James 1:12
Trials Endured T. Manton. James 1:12
Tried Christians Useful J. W. Hardman, LL. D. James 1:12
True Blessedness Here and Hereafter C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:12
The Natural History of Evil C. Jerdan James 1:12-15
Temptation and its History T.F. Lockyer James 1:12-18
A Tremendous Genealogy C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:13-15
Beginnings of Sin T. Adams. James 1:13-15
Death, the Result of Sin R. Johnstone, LL. B. James 1:13-15
Drawn and Dragged W. Arnot. James 1:13-15
Drawn Away and Enticed J. Caldwell, D. D. James 1:13-15
Evil Self-Originated T. Manton. James 1:13-15
Evil: its Issue John Adam. James 1:13-15
Evil: its Origin John Adam. James 1:13-15
God Tempts no Man John Johnston. James 1:13-15
Iniquity Finished Daniel A. Clark. James 1:13-15
Man not Tempted by God W. W. Champneys. James 1:13-15
Of the Nature of Temptations S. Charke, D.D. James 1:13-15
Sin Dr. Schwarz. James 1:13-15
Sin Destructive   James 1:13-15
Sin in the Heart T. Brackenbury. James 1:13-15
Sin is Fatal to the Soul Dean Goulburn. James 1:13-15
Sin Will Destroy the Sinner W. Arnot, D. D. James 1:13-15
Sin's Beginning, Progress, and End A. Roberts, M. A. James 1:13-15
Sin's Consummation   James 1:13-15
Temptation to Sin not from God T. Somerville, D. D. James 1:13-15
Temptations to Evil not from God J. Abernethy, D. D. James 1:13-15
The Allegory of Sin and Death Dean Plumptre. James 1:13-15
The Bitterness of Finished Sin   James 1:13-15
The Connection Between Disease and Sin W. G. Herder. James 1:13-15
The Consequences of Sin James Vaughan, M. A. James 1:13-15
The Depravity of the Will the Cause of Sin R. South, D. D. James 1:13-15
The Natural History of Sin T. East. James 1:13-15
The Origin of Evil C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:13-15
The Progress and End of Sin J. N. Pearson, M. A. James 1:13-15
The Sinner's Progress S. Cox, D. D. James 1:13-15
The Sins of Men not Chargeable Upon God, But Upon Themselves Abp. Tillotson. James 1:13-15
The Temptation not from God R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 1:13-15
The Vigour of Lust T. Manton. James 1:13-15
The Workings of Sin Essex Remembrancer James 1:13-15
Transferring the Blame of Sin T. Manton. James 1:13-15
A Caution Against Error Sketches of Sermons James 1:16
Error T. Manton. James 1:16
Errors Concerning God to be Avoided C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:16
On Self-Deception E. Edwards. James 1:16
All Good is from God C. Jerdan James 1:1617
The Days of the Week Charles Kingsley James 1:17
The Father of the Lights: a Sermon to Children C. Jerdan James 1:17
Temptation and its History T.F. Lockyer James 1:12-18
All Good is from God C. Jerdan James 1:1617
Again, Again, and Again! J. H. Hitchens, D. D. James 1:17-18
All Good Gifts are from God R. Turnbull. James 1:17-18
All Good Gifts from Above John Adam. James 1:17-18
Different Temperaments Given by God W. R. Clark, M. A. James 1:17-18
Divine Gifts J. R. Thomson, M. A. James 1:17-18
Divine Goodness in Human History Homilist James 1:17-18
Every Good and Perfect Gift James Vaughan, M. A. James 1:17-18
Every Good Gift is from God C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:17-18
Gifts Front, Above H. Macmillan, D. D. James 1:17-18
God Cannot Change to Become a Tempter A. Plummer, D. D. James 1:17-18
God not the Author of Evil, But of Good S. Cox, D. D. James 1:17-18
God the Source of Gifts   James 1:17-18
God Unchangeable   James 1:17-18
God's Gifts to Man W. H. Murray, D. D. James 1:17-18
God's Good Gifts W. L. Watkinson. James 1:17-18
God's Inflexibility   James 1:17-18
God's Unchangeableness   James 1:17-18
Good Things from God T. Manton. James 1:17-18
Natural and Spiritual Good T. Townson, D. D. James 1:17-18
No Variableness in God W. G. Humphry, B. D. James 1:17-18
Prayer for Light C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:17-18
The Best Things are from Shore H. Macmillan, D. D. James 1:17-18
The Changeless Father C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:17-18
The Divine Bounty James Aspinall, M. A. James 1:17-18
The Father of Lights C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:17-18
The Father of Lights Christian Age James 1:17-18
The Father of Lights H. W. Beecher. James 1:17-18
The Unchangeableness of God J. Jortin, D. D. James 1:17-18
The Unchangeableness of God Abp. Tillotson. James 1:17-18
The Unchanging God H. J. Wilmot Buxton, M. A. James 1:17-18
The Work of God's Spirit Canon Kingsley. James 1:17-18
An Address to the Regenerate, Founded on the Preceding Discourses Philip Doddridge James 1:18
First-Fruits of His Creatures A. Maclaren, D. D. James 1:18
Necessity of The. New Birth D. L. Moody. James 1:18
Regeneration T. Manton. James 1:18
Regeneration More than Self-Improvement J. F. B. Tinling, B. A. James 1:18
Regeneration the Gift of God C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:18
Spiritual Life: its Cause and its Grandeur W. Magill, D. D. James 1:18
The Chief Good is from God C. Jerdan James 1:18
The Gospel the Word of Truth T. Manton. James 1:18
The New Birth: its Nature, Means, and Object John Budgen, M. A. James 1:18
The Regenerating Word R. Turnbull. James 1:18
The Second Birth A. Roberts, M. A. James 1:18
The Word the Instrument of Regeneration S. Charnock, B. D. James 1:18
The Work of Grace H. McNeile, D. D. James 1:18
A Good Listener Letters, May 19, 1735. James 1:19-21
Advice to Talkers   James 1:19-21
Bad Temper A. W. Momerie, M. A. James 1:19-21
Divine Legislation for Man in a World of Evil U. R. Thomas. James 1:19-21
Features of God's Family R. Paisley. James 1:19-21
Needful to Learn Silence   James 1:19-21
Simple Duties T. Manton. James 1:19-21
Specifics Against Wrath A. Whyte D. D. James 1:19-21
Swift to Hear, and Slow to Speak C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:19-21
Swift to Hear, Slow to Speak On the Death of Mrs. Johnson. James 1:19-21
The Anger of Man T. Manton. James 1:19-21
The Effect of Man's Wrath in the Agitation of Religious Controversies T. Chalmers, D. D. James 1:19-21
The Equable Temper Scientific Illustrations and Symbols James 1:19-21
The Great Talker Artificially Deaf J. Taylor, D. D. James 1:19-21
The Hearing of the Word J. Adam. James 1:19-21
The Judicial Temper H. Jones, M. A. James 1:19-21
The Pure Word in the Foul Plot S. Cox, D. D. James 1:19-21
The Reception of the Word C. Jerdan James 1:19-21
The Secret of Calmness K. Arvine. James 1:19-21
Wrath Works not the Righteousness of God Bp. Mackenzie. James 1:19-21
The Law of the New Life T.F. Lockyer James 1:19-27
The Law of the New Life T.F. Lockyer James 1:19-27
Before Sermon, At Sermon, and After Sermon C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:21-22
How We May Hear the Word with Profit Thos. Senior, B. D. James 1:21-22
Moral Hindrance to the Reception of the Truth R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 1:21-22
Of Preaching, Hearing, and Practising the Word of God Joseph Trapp, D. D. James 1:21-22
Preparation of Heart C. Deems, D. D. James 1:21-22
Receiving the Word T. Manton. James 1:21-22
Reception of the Gospel with Meekness S. Estwick, B. D. James 1:21-22
The Bible and Human Souls Homilist James 1:21-22
The Engrafted Word Canon Liddon. James 1:21-22
The Engrafted Word Homilist James 1:21-22
The Engrafted Word G. Everard, M. A. James 1:21-22
The Engrafted Word W. M. H. Aitken, M. A. James 1:21-22
The Gospel Homilist James 1:21-22
The Ingrafted Word C. Deems, D. D. James 1:21-22
The Reception of the Divine Word John Adam. James 1:21-22
Ways of Treating the Word W. Arnot, D. D. James 1:21-22
Doers and Non-Doers W. D. Horwood. James 1:22-25
Doers, not Hearers Only John Adam. James 1:22-25
Doing the Word R. Turnbull. James 1:22-25
Duty of Hearers Joseph Marsh. James 1:22-25
Hearers and Doers C. Jerdan James 1:22-25
Hearing and Doing J. T. Whitley. James 1:22-25
Hearing and Doing S. Cox, D. D. James 1:22-25
Hearing and Doing A. Plummer, D. D. James 1:22-25
Hearing and Doing J. S. Macintosh, D. D. James 1:22-25
Hearing and Doing T. Manton. James 1:22-25
Hearing and Doing A. Raleigh, D. D. James 1:22-25
Hearing with the Conscience Isaac Walton. James 1:22-25
Hearing Without Doing E. Blencowe, M. A. James 1:22-25
Hearing Without Mending   James 1:22-25
Knowledge and Duty Canon Duckworth. James 1:22-25
Living the Preaching   James 1:22-25
Man's Glass H. Melvill, B. D. James 1:22-25
Necessity of Adding Doing to Hearing T. Hannam. James 1:22-25
Profitless Hearing J. T. Tucker. James 1:22-25
Self-Deceit of Those Who are Hearers But not Doers of the Word Bp. Mant. James 1:22-25
Self-Deception of Hearers M. F. Sadler, M. A. James 1:22-25
Self-Realization Prof. F. Paget. James 1:22-25
Standing Before the Mirror A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 1:22-25
The Danger of Mistaking Knowledge for Obedience Archdeacon Manning. James 1:22-25
The Divine Mirror Jas. Noble, M. A. James 1:22-25
The Due Receiving of God's Word Bp. Brownrig. James 1:22-25
The Looking-Glass C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:22-25
The Word a Mirror and a Late W. Pulsford, D. D. James 1:22-25
The Word of Words U. R. Thomas. James 1:22-25
Two Sorts of Hearers C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:22-25
Christianity in Three Aspects D. Thomas. James 1:25
Continuance A. Farindon, B. D. James 1:25
Doctrine Rendered into Life S. Martin. James 1:25
Forgetful Hearers W. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A. James 1:25
Happiness Connected with Obedience to the Law of Christ S. Wills, D. D. James 1:25
Law and Liberty James Vaughan, M. A. James 1:25
Looking into the Perfect Law James Barr, D. D. James 1:25
Self-Forgetfulness W. Page Robert. , M. A. James 1:25
Slavery and Liberty H. Melvill, B. D. James 1:25
Spiritual Mnemonics; or Rules for Improving the Memory J. Freeman Clarke. James 1:25
The Blessedness of Doing A. Maclaren, D. D. James 1:25
The Eye Effects the Sight A. Farindon, B. D. . James 1:25
The Gospel Law   James 1:25
The Gospel the Perfect Law of Liberty   James 1:25
The Law of Liberty Joseph Taylor. James 1:25
The Nature Or the Gospel Law A. Farindon, B. D. James 1:25
The Perfect Law T. Manton. James 1:25
The Perfect Law and its Doers A. Maclaren, D. D. James 1:25
The Perfect Law of Liberty W. M. Punshon, D. D. James 1:25
The Perfect Law of Liberty Systematic Bible Teacher. James 1:25
The Perfect Law of Liberty J. Lewis. James 1:25
The Perfect Law of Liberty R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 1:25
The Perfect Law of Liberty R. Treffry. James 1:25
True Liberty   James 1:25
A False and a True Religious Ritual U. R. Thomas. James 1:26-27
A Mistake as to Religion C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:26-27
A Sign of a Seeming Religion M. S. Patterson, D. D James 1:26-27
An Unbridled Tongue, a Sign of a Vain Religion J. Hazlegrave, M. A. James 1:26-27
Christianity a Life A. Maclaren, D. D. James 1:26-27
Government of the Tongue T. Raffles, LL. D. James 1:26-27
Religion Canon Puckle. James 1:26-27
Religion a Life W. Cotton. James 1:26-27
Sins of the Tongue Homilist James 1:26-27
The Government of the Tongue R. H. McKim, D. D. James 1:26-27
The Regulation of Speech R. Turnbull. James 1:26-27
The True Ritualism C. Jerdan James 1:2627
Tongue-Sins D. Moore, M. A. James 1:26-27
True Religion C. F. Deems, D. D. James 1:26-27
Vain Religion and True John Adam. James 1:26-27
A Scholar and a Sick Woman K. Arvine. James 1:27
Active Charity a Part of Pure Religion Bp. Sumner. James 1:27
Benevolence and Purity Essential to True Religion J. Davies, B.D. James 1:27
Benevolence and Self-Government Enforced T. Sharpies, B. A. James 1:27
Charity and Unworldliness Almoni Peloni. James 1:27
Charity Pure   James 1:27
Christianity Beneficent H. P. Hughes, M. A. James 1:27
God-Like to Live for Others A. C. Price, B. A. James 1:27
Philanthropy and Piety   James 1:27
Pure and Undefiled Religion R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 1:27
Pure and Undefiled Religion A. Farindon, B. D. James 1:27
Pure Religion C. S. Robinson, D. D. James 1:27
The Blessedness of Charity M. G. Pearse. James 1:27
The Egyptian Emblem of Charity A. T. Pierson, D. D. James 1:27
The Evidence of True Religion J. M. Charlton, M. A. James 1:27
The Ritual of the Gospel F. T. Bassett, M. A. James 1:27
The True Ideal of Religion J. C. Lees, D. D. James 1:27
The True Tests of Faith S. Robins, M. A. James 1:27
The Wisdom of Religion W. Birch. James 1:27
Traces of Jewish Habits of Thought Almoni Peloni. James 1:27
True Religion T. Manton. James 1:27
Unspotted from the World Bp. Phillips Brooks. James 1:27
Unspotted from the World F. T. Bassett, M. A. James 1:27
Unstained Purity Seen Best in Heaven C. H. Spurgeon. James 1:27
Visiting Almoni Peloni. James 1:27
Visiting the Fatherless and Widows L. Butler, D. D. James 1:27
Why Men Should Minister to the Necessity of Their Brethren R. Turnbull. James 1:27
Work for Orphans Robert Koenig. James 1:27

JAMES 2

Dr. Beardsley's Address Various James 2:1
A Comprehensive Admonition W. Jay. James 2:1-7
A Gold-Ringed Man Dean Pumptre. James 2:1-7
A Rogue in the Heart M. Luther. James 2:1-7
A Threefold Sin J. Trapp. James 2:1-7
Bowing to an Old Coat H. O. Mackey. James 2:1-7
Degrees of Honour in the Church R. Turnbull. James 2:1-7
Despising the Poor Anon. James 2:1-7
Dishonouring Whom God Honours A. Plummer, D. D. James 2:1-7
Evil Thoughts   James 2:1-7
God Honouring, Men Despising Dean Plumptre. James 2:1-7
Grateful for Poverty K. Arvine. James 2:1-7
Little Happiness with Rich Men H. W. Beecher. James 2:1-7
Men Who Despise the Poor E. West. James 2:1-7
Oppression J. Trapp. James 2:1-7
Our Judgments of Others A. L. Moore, M. A. James 2:1-7
Penury not the Deepest Poverty J. O. Dykes, D. D. James 2:1-7
Poor Yet Good J. Trapp. James 2:1-7
Poverty Gives Opportunity for Manifold Virtues Jeremy Taylor, D. D. James 2:1-7
Professors, Yet Persecutors Dean Plumptre. James 2:1-7
Respect of Persons John Adam. James 2:1-7
Respect of Persons R. Turnbull. James 2:1-7
Respect of Persons C. Jerdan James 2:1-7
Respect of Persons in Church Autobiography of Bp. Gobat. James 2:1-7
Respect of Persons in Religious Matters T. Manton. James 2:1-7
Showing Off Dress in Church C. F. Deems, D. D. James 2:1-7
Sins of the Rich Against the Poor R. Turnbull. James 2:1-7
Taking Undue Advantage of Poverty J. Trapp. James 2:1-7
The Poor Chosen by God T. Manton. James 2:1-7
The Poor to be Treated Equitably Jeremy Taylor, D. D. James 2:1-7
The Rich and the Poor A. Plummer, D. D. James 2:1-7
The Sin of Neglecting the Poor W. Cadman, M. A. James 2:1-7
To the Poor G. Brooks. James 2:1-7
Tyranny of Money J. Ruskin. James 2:1-7
Virtue the Way to Honour T. Watson. James 2:1-7
Without Respect of Persons   James 2:1-7
Wrong Social Distinctions B. Jacobi. James 2:1-7
Your Synagogue F. T. Bassett, M. A. James 2:1-7
Respect of Persons T.F. Lockyer James 2:1-13
I am as Good as You V. You are as Good as I   James 2:8-9
Love of Neighbour Archdeacon Farrar. James 2:8-9
Love of Our Neighbour   James 2:8-9
Love of Our Neighbour not to be Limited by Desert Bishop Wilson. James 2:8-9
Love the Law of the Kingdom   James 2:8-9
Love to the Neighbour D. Jackson. James 2:8-9
My Neighbour Bp. S. S. Harris. James 2:8-9
Neighbourly Consideration   James 2:8-9
The Royal Law R. Turnbull. James 2:8-9
The Royal Law Dean Plumptre. James 2:8-9
The Suffering of Injustice K. Arvine. James 2:8-9
Stumbling in One Point C. Jerdan James 2:8-11
All Sin has One Root A. Maclaren, D. D. James 2:10-13
Convicted as Transgressors J. Trapp. James 2:10-13
Danger of a Single   James 2:10-13
Every Command to be Observed T. Manton. James 2:10-13
Guilty of All B. Beddome, M. A. James 2:10-13
Guilty of All H. Usher, D. D. James 2:10-13
Merciful Severity Family Treasury James 2:10-13
No Little Sins C. S. Robinson, D. D. James 2:10-13
Not Worse than Others   James 2:10-13
Offending in One Point John Adam. James 2:10-13
Offending in One Point Tirinus. James 2:10-13
On Keeping God's Law Edward Fowler, D. D. James 2:10-13
One Omission Injurious   James 2:10-13
One Transgression of the Law   James 2:10-13
Potential Transgression E. H. Plumptre, D. D. James 2:10-13
Real Obedience in All Things E. B. Pusey, D. D. James 2:10-13
Rejected for One Flaw A. B. Grosart, LL. D. James 2:10-13
The Broken Bridge   James 2:10-13
The Condemning Power of God's Law H. Smith, M. A. James 2:10-13
The Defectiveness of Human Righteousness W. H. Cooper. James 2:10-13
The Duty of an Uniform and Unreserved Obedience J. Seed, M. A. James 2:10-13
The Entirety of God's Law A. B. Grosart, LL. D. James 2:10-13
The Inviolability of the Whole Law G. F. Deems, D. D. James 2:10-13
The Law of Philanthropy U. R. Thomas. James 2:10-13
The Necessity of Universal Obedience J. Rogers, D. D. James 2:10-13
The Necessity of Universal Obedience J. Saurin. James 2:10-13
The Necessity of Unreserved Obedience T. Gisborne, M. A. James 2:10-13
The Prejudices of Professing Christians D. Welsh, D. D. James 2:10-13
Universal Obedience J. B. Sumner, D. D. James 2:10-13
Amenable to the Law of Liberty A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 2:12
Law and Liberty G. H. Fowler. James 2:12
The Gospel a Law of Liberty J. Abernethy, M. A. James 2:12
The Law of Liberty R. A. Hallam, D. D. James 2:12
The Law of Liberty Bp. Phillips Brooks. James 2:12
The Law of Liberty Dean Gregory. James 2:12
Law and Judgment C. Jerdan James 2:1213
Judged Without Mercy F. T. Bussett, M. A. James 2:13
Judgment Without Mercy John Adam. James 2:13
Mercy Finds Mercy T. Manton. James 2:13
Mercy Rejoiceth Against Judgment L. F. Dimmick, D. D. James 2:13
Mercy's Triumphs J. Vaughan, M. A. James 2:13
Works the Test of Faith C. Jerdan James 2:14-19
A Barren Faith M. Luther. James 2:14-26
A Child of God Cannot Live an Ungodly Life Sword and Trowel. James 2:14-26
A Dead Faith J. H. Hambleton. James 2:14-26
A Living Faith Abp. Sumner. James 2:14-26
A Working Faith Necessary R. Erskine. James 2:14-26
Abraham the Friend of God Essex Remembrancer James 2:14-26
Abraham the Friend of God Thos. Coleman. James 2:14-26
Abraham the Friend of God T. Kidd. James 2:14-26
Abraham the Friend of God   James 2:14-26
Abraham's Faith and Privileges T. Manton, D. D. James 2:14-26
Believing and Doing S. Rutherford. James 2:14-26
Believing and Working   James 2:14-26
Cheap Benevolence   James 2:14-26
Conviction not Conversion   James 2:14-26
Creed and Conduct T. Bagley. James 2:14-26
Doctrine and Practice Life of Archbishop Whately. James 2:14-26
Doing Better than Talking   James 2:14-26
Empty-Headed A. Plummer, . D. D. James 2:14-26
Faith J. Parker, D. D. James 2:14-26
Faith a Nerve-Centre Robt. Whyte, D. D. James 2:14-26
Faith and Emotion J. Parker, D. D. James 2:14-26
Faith and its Manifestation A. Maclaren, D. D. James 2:14-26
Faith and Works T. Guthrie, D D. James 2:14-26
Faith and Works Archbishop Whately. James 2:14-26
Faith and Works Jeremy Taylor, D. D. James 2:14-26
Faith and Works J. Trapp. James 2:14-26
Faith and Works Bp. Beveridge. James 2:14-26
Faith and Works A. Macdonald. James 2:14-26
Faith and Works T.F. Lockyer James 2:14-26
Faith in Germ and Manifested A. R. Fausset, M. A. James 2:14-26
Faith More than Creed Dean Plumptre. James 2:14-26
Faith Perfected by Works J. A. Bengel. James 2:14-26
Faith Shown by Works The Church James 2:14-26
Faith Without Works is Dead M. O'Sullivan, M. A. James 2:14-26
Friendship with God S. Palmer. James 2:14-26
Friendship with God D. Thomas. James 2:14-26
Friendship with God C. P. Eyre, M. A. James 2:14-26
Good Works J. Donne. James 2:14-26
Good Works R. W. Lowrie. James 2:14-26
Good Works D. Swing. James 2:14-26
Inconsideration and Ignorance T. Manton. James 2:14-26
Justification R. W. Evans, B. D. James 2:14-26
Justification William Marsh, D. D. James 2:14-26
Justification by Works, and not by Faith Only James Stark. James 2:14-26
Justification, According to St. Paul and St. James W. Weldon. Champneys, M. A. James 2:14-26
Living .Faith a Working Faith W. Arnot. James 2:14-26
Luther's View of Faith Proctor's Gems of Thought James 2:14-26
Mouth Mercy J. Trapp. James 2:14-26
On the Existence of a Deity G. Clayton, M. A. James 2:14-26
One Faithful F. Jackson. James 2:14-26
Opposite Foes W. Arnot, D. D. James 2:14-26
Pretence of Liberalit R. Turnbull. James 2:14-26
Productive Faith G. Fisk, LL. B. James 2:14-26
Rahab C. H. Spurgeon. James 2:14-26
Religion More than Intellectual Assent A. Maclaren, D. D. James 2:14-26
Saving Faith T. L. Cuyler, D. D. James 2:14-26
Scriptural Evidence of Saving Faith C. Yale. James 2:14-26
St. James and St. Paul A. R. Fausset, M. A. James 2:14-26
St. Paul and St. James on Faith W. H. M. Aitken, M. A. James 2:14-26
The Connection Between Faith and Works B. Beddome, M. A. James 2:14-26
The Faith of Christians Contrasted in its Results with the Faith of Fallen Spirits D. Thomas. James 2:14-26
The Faith of Rahab T. Manton. James 2:14-26
The Friend of God G. Brooks. James 2:14-26
The Friend of God C. H. Spurgeon. James 2:14-26
The Friendship of God Homilist James 2:14-26
The Highest Friendship Homilist James 2:14-26
The Test of Faith J. Eyre, M. A. James 2:14-26
The Vital Efficacy of Faith Theological Sketch-book James 2:14-26
Two Kinds of Faith -- the Spurious and the Genuine John King, M. A. James 2:14-26
Vain Man Dean Plumptre. James 2:14-26
What Doth it Profit A. Plummer, D. D. James 2:14-26
Words and Deeds J. Trapp. James 2:14-26
Words Useless J. Trapp. James 2:14-26
Works the True Test of Faith T. Hammond. James 2:14-26
Works Through Faith H. A. James, B. D. James 2:14-26
Fruitless Faith Charles Haddon Spurgeon James 2:17
Justification by Faith and Works C. Jerdan James 2:20-26

JAMES 3

Dissuasives from Proud Censure T. Manton. James 3:1
Inconsistent Teachers Huther. James 3:1
Introduction into the Office of Religious Teachers R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:1
Masters -- I.E Calvin. James 3:1
Respect for Authority E. J. Hardy, M. A. James 3:1
Self-Assertion H. O. Mackey. James 3:1
Self-Glorification, a Disqualification for God's Work C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:1
Shrinking from the Ministerial Office John Adam. James 3:1
Teachers to Love Their Work Pirke Aboth. 1:10. James 3:1
The Itch of Teaching Calvin. James 3:1
The Qualifications Necessary for Teachers of Christianity J. Erskine, D. D. James 3:1
The Teaching Gift A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:1
A Dissuasive from Ambition to Teach C. Jerdan James 3:1, 2
The Ethics of Speech T.F. Lockyer James 3:1-12
All are Deficient When Tried by Divine Law   James 3:2
Christian Imperfection J. Buries. D. D. James 3:2
Command of the Tongue R. Fuller. James 3:2
Control of the Tongue   James 3:2
Curbing the Tongue, a Difficult Art C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:2
Faults Johnson. James 3:2
Government of Tongue   James 3:2
Helpful and Unhelpful Speech Reuen Thomas, D. D. James 3:2
No Perfection in This Life T. Whitty. James 3:2
Not to Offend in Word, an Evidence of a High Pitch of Virtue I. Barrow, D. D. James 3:2
Offences of Speech I. Barrow, D. D. James 3:2
Offences of the Tongue W. B. O. Peabody, D. D. James 3:2
On the Evils of Speech John Mackenzie, D. D. James 3:2
Restraint of the Tongue   James 3:2
Temper Nine-Tenths of Religion A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:2
The Government of the Tongue G. Fisk, LL. B. James 3:2
The Government of the Tongue Essex Remembrancer James 3:2
The Sins of Good Men T. Manton. James 3:2
The Tongue T. H. Pritchard, D. D. James 3:2
The Use of the Tongue A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 3:2
There are None Blameless   James 3:2
Unserviceable Because Rash C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:2
We All have Faults C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:2
The Tower of the Tongue C. Jerdan James 3:2-6
Christian Ability H. Bushnell, D.D. James 3:3-4
Similitudes T. Manton. James 3:3-4
The Tongue Frederick W. Robertson James 3:5
A Fiery Tongue Baxendale's Anecdotes James 3:5-6
A World of Iniquity J. Trapp. James 3:5-6
Act and Habit M. G. Pearse. James 3:5-6
Boastful Speech T. Manton. James 3:5-6
Fire a Dangerous Plaything   James 3:5-6
From Little to Great   James 3:5-6
From Little to Great Philo. James 3:5-6
Importance of Little Things Son of Sirach. James 3:5-6
Influence of Little Things C. Stanford, D. D. James 3:5-6
Mischief of the Tongue Quarles. James 3:5-6
Misuse of the Tongue James Bolton. James 3:5-6
Setting on .Fire the Wheel of Life J. T. Mombert, D. D. James 3:5-6
Sins of the Tongue Bp. Stevens. James 3:5-6
Sins of the Tongue T. Watson. James 3:5-6
Small in Origin, Widespread in Issue J. F. B. Tinling, B. A. James 3:5-6
Talk the Devil's Ammunition   James 3:5-6
The Evil Tongue Destructive A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Government of the Tongue T. Boston, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Gradual Progress of Evil J. Venn, M. A. James 3:5-6
The Great Effects of the Tongue R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Injury Which May be Wrought by an Insignificant Thing H. O. Mackey. James 3:5-6
The Lawless Tongue J. B. Shaw, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Power of the Tongue Monday Club Sermons James 3:5-6
The Tiny Mother of Mischief   James 3:5-6
The Tongue F. W. Robertsort, M. A. James 3:5-6
The Tongue a .Fire T. Manton. James 3:5-6
The Tongue a World of Wickedness R. Turnbull. James 3:5-6
The Tongue Afire   James 3:5-6
The Tongue Captured, All Else May Follow J. H. A. Ebrard, D. D. James 3:5-6
The Tongue Defiles J. Trapp. James 3:5-6
The Tongue Hell Ignited John Adam. James 3:5-6
The Use of the Tongue   James 3:5-6
A Not-Under-Control Signal Quiver. James 3:7-8
All Kinds of Creatures Tamed by Man Dean Plumptre. James 3:7-8
An Unruly Evil Cambridge Bible for Schools James 3:7-8
Scandal a Poison Christian Age James 3:7-8
Taming the Tongue T. Manton. James 3:7-8
The Malignant Propensity of the Tongue A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:7-8
The Taming of the Tongue W. Gladden, D. D. James 3:7-8
The Taming of the Tongue T. Adams. James 3:7-8
The Tongue Hardly Tamed T. Manton. James 3:7-8
The Tongue Untamable B. Jacobi. James 3:7-8
The Tongue Ungovernable and Inconsistent C. Jerdan James 3:7-12
Man Made After God's Image T. Manton. James 3:9-12
The Evil Tongue J. M. Chaunter, M. A. James 3:9-12
The Moral Contradictions in the Reckless Talker A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:9-12
The Tongue -- its Blessing and Cursing John Adam. James 3:9-12
A Sham Religion Useless A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:13
Divine Wisdom James Brewster. James 3:13
How to Prove One's Possession of Wisdom C. F. Deems, D. D. James 3:13
Knowledge and Goodness H. P. Liddon, D. D. James 3:13
Knowledge and Practice T. Watson. James 3:13
Knowledge and Practice John Newton. James 3:13
Life -- Explains Religion C. H. Spurgeon. James 3:13
Practical Wisdom A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 3:13
The Chief Thing to Learn Dr. Johnson. James 3:13
True Wisdom T. Manton. James 3:13
Wisdom and Knowledge C. F. Deems, D. D. James 3:13
Wisdom and Meekness H. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:13
False Wisdom C. Jerdan James 3:13-16
Wisdom, True and False T.F. Lockyer James 3:13-18
Boasting in Evil Principles Lord Clarendon. James 3:14
Envy is a Pure Soul-Sin   James 3:14
Envy the Worst of Sins   James 3:14
Envying and Strife T. Manton. James 3:14
Lying Against the Truth R. Wardlaw, D. D. James 3:14
The Nature, Causes, and Consequences of Envy R. South, D. D. James 3:14
Envy and Strife Lead to Confusion John Taylor, LL. D. James 3:15-16
The Wisdom that is from Below A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:15-16
The Wisdom Which is not from Above John Adam. James 3:15-16
Two Kinds of Wisdom Distinguished R. Turnball. James 3:15-16
Characteristics of Heavenly Wisdom C. F. Deems, D. D. James 3:17-18
Christianity -- The Wisdom that is .From Above Wm. Craig. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom Bp. Boyd Carpenter. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom H. Stowell, M. A. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom, as Seen in the Effects of the Gospel W. Arnot. James 3:17-18
Divine Wisdom, as Seen in the Nature of the Gospel W. Arnot. James 3:17-18
Fruit of Righteousness Sown in Peace F. Carmichael. James 3:17-18
Full of Mercy and of Good Fruits F. Carmichael. James 3:17-18
Gentleness   James 3:17-18
Peaceable Win. Thorold, M. A. James 3:17-18
Power of Gentleness A. Maclaren, D. D. James 3:17-18
Sowing Seeds of .Peace James Vaughan, M. A. James 3:17-18
Superior to a Narrow Spirit Wm. Thorold, M. A. . James 3:17-18
The Heavenly Origin of Wisdom F. Carmichael. James 3:17-18
The Heavenly Wisdom A. S. Patterson, D. D. James 3:17-18
The Heavenly Wisdom Z. Mather. James 3:17-18
The Sequence Dean Plumptre. James 3:17-18
The Seven Qualities of Wisdom Lange's Commentary James 3:17-18
The Wisdom that is from Above W. Lupton. James 3:17-18
The Wisdom that is from Above Wm. Beet. James 3:17-18
The Wisdom that is from Above A. Plummer, D. D. James 3:17-18
The Wisdom Which is from Above John Adam. James 3:17-18
True Wisdom C. Jerdan James 3:17, 18
Wisdom Front Above J. Burns, D. D. James 3:17-18
Wisdom or Prudence T. Hannam. James 3:17-18

JAMES 4

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
War or Peace? T.F. Lockyer James 4:1-10
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
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

JAMES 5

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

Book

chapter
1
verse
0

DISCLAIMER: Before you "go to the commentaries" go to the Scriptures and study them inductively (Click 3 part overview of how to do Inductive Bible Study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all the truth (John 16:13). Remember that Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. Any commentary, even those by the most conservative and orthodox teacher/preachers cannot help but have at least some bias of the expositor based upon his training and experience. Therefore the inclusion of specific links does not indicate that we agree with every comment. We have made a sincere effort to select only the most conservative, "bibliocentric" commentaries. Should you discover some commentary or sermon you feel may not be orthodox, please email your concern. I have removed several links in response to concerns by discerning readers. I recommend that your priority be a steady intake of solid Biblical food so that with practice you will have your spiritual senses trained to discern good from evil (Heb 5:14-note).