The Woodlands, TX: Kress Christian Publications), JOHN SCHULTZ - former missionary to Papua New Guinea, RUDOLF STIER - 520 pages, pages are somewhat water stained but very legible, Cyril Barber: First published in English in 1871. 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. How does love cover all wrongs (Proverbs 10:12). The wake of destruction when we sin is far greater than we could ever grasp or imagine, therefore our posture must be reverent and repentant as we apply James' wisdom. Chapter 2 is equally clearly devoted to impartial benevolence, as a further proof of true faith (see specially verses 1-4,14-18). What are we to do with the Word? If he had not trusted God, Abraham could never have offered his son—the fulfillment of God’s promise—on the altar (vv. Important for the expositor of 1 Peter. The apostle uses this strong language not concerning the actual sin of adultery as the term is commonly understood, but in relation to our not loving God with true chastity of heart, but lusting after something else. 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. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. (James 3:1-12) Power of the Tongue >>> Words, B. 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. An exhaustive exposition by a conservative interpreter which has stood the test of time. See Critique of Barclay who is not always fully orthodox, ALBERT BARNES 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. True faith responds with practical godliness under testing (1:2-27). RICHARD KNOWLING - The Epistle of James, Westminster Commentaries, Cyril Barber - One of the better works in this series. E. J. Goodspeed called James, “just a handful of pearls, dropped one by one into the hearers mind.”, JOHANN BENGEL James 4:12-15. What does the Bible say about confession of sin to a priest? Well Done, DAVID E THOMPSON 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. STUDY NOTES ON JAMES 3. James. Excerpt - Many writers claim that there is no unifying theme to James, but that it is just a series of unrelated, random exhortations. • Examine it—James 1:25. James 3:7–12 The Tongue Untameable and Inconsistent. 3, James 3:13 Earthly and Heavenly Wisdom, Pt. And yet his parents will say, “But he’s saved, because he made a decision for Christ as a boy at church camp!”. Along with Hebrew and Revelation, several of them were the last to achieve generally recognized canonical status. Christians are brethren. 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. The former, the method of exposition is at once informative and instructive. James 5:19-20 Bring Back Our Wandering Brothers! Gnomon of the New Testament. James 2:20–26 Justifying Faith a Working Faith. i. In Depth On Site The Test of True Faith (James 5:19, 20). James 5:10, 11 Examples of Suffering and Patience. He says that its trials produce patience in a person. He gets some follow-up, is given a Bible and told to read it every day. which lies about, ... Christ is both “the author and finisher” (Hebrews 12:2) of our faith. James; Principle #11; James 4:13-17; Money and Humility: When we accumulate and use material possessions, we are to reflect Christlike humility. Excellent and helpful in my study of James Chapter 4. There is a certain form of theology, popular nowadays, which teaches us that we ought to remove the line of demarcation between the Church and the world. Cyril Barber - Worth consulting, but does not deserve to be placed high on the preacher's priority list. Richard J Krejcir, JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN We must be doing (see James 1:22). "Commentary on James 4:4". THEODORE EPP It is full of figures and metaphors. Proof 3 - CONTROL OF THE TONGUE (James 3). John Cereghin - A conservative exposition. How will we study this book? 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). W E Oesterley, D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. Is salvation by grace plus works a false gospel? James 4:3. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but God does (see 1 John 3:1–2). Why do so many people have to experience terrible suffering before death? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not,-, This is nature’s way of trying to get by contention what it desires to possess,-fighting, and warring, and killing, yet the result of all this is nil. James 3:13-4:10 Rhetorical Questions: Mid-Term Exam for the Church Dan Curnutt, James 5:1-5:6 A Word to the Wealthy Phil Thengvall. James does not argue that good works are required for salvation. 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. I offer this outline: Introduction: Author and recipients (1:1). The Test of Truthfulness (James 5:12), XII. The Apocalypse is full of the spirit of the Old Testament. James 1:19 What Was That I Never Heard You Say? Bruce Hurt, MD, James: — Precept Ministries International — Inductive Bible Study Close off the air to a fire and the flames will go out (see James 1:26). Expository Messages How can I find joy in the midst of trials? James would have us see that life is a vapor (4:14). Not everyone had this privilege. The religion of those who think they are religious but don’t control their tongues is vain. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford). After all is done, “yet ye have not.” There is a simpler and a surer way which men forget; they leave that divine path untrodden: “Ye have not,”. Highly Recommended. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. James 2:14-16: Does James Contradict Paul? James 3:18; 4:1-5, HUMBLED OR HUMILIATED—WHICH? ", C J ELLICOTT Commentary for English Readers. in Septuagint and in the King. 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. He devotes pp. . Moreover, we must not overlook the specific theological teaching that is found in James. James 4:13-17 The Peril of Presumptuous Planning, James 4:15-17, Deut. James 4:3 And After That What's Next to Do? If the previous verses have rightly accused you of sin, confess your guilt with shame and sorrow, and so come to Christ imploring pardon. identifies it with "Timnath" of Genesis 38:12 the King, ... THOMAS MANTON COMMENTARY Commentary Spurgeon's comment on Manton's work - In Manton’s best style. B. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. A must for the expository preacher. INTO THY WORD It’s balancing right belief w/ right behavior. 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. Also in Study Guides above -James 1:18 Born to Holiness. (James 3:13-18) Portrait of Pure Wisdom >>> Wisdom, A. Ironside always has something good to say. 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! G F C FRONMULLER, D Edmond Hiebert on Fronmuller - Prints author's own translation. Calvin’s approach is surely the correct one. in Wady Zerka Ma`in, ... What does it mean to be double-minded (James 4:8)? 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!