The Epistle of James

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Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Lessons: 2
Discipline: New Testament
Course Group: General Epistles

The Epistle of James is an intensely practical book for readers in every age. James' original audience had professed faith in Christ, but many were not living lives that reflected their beliefs. To address this disparity, James dealt with real-world issues that still speak to us today. This series looks at the background, structure and content of the book of James and explores the wisdom and practical instruction in James that remain relevant for modern readers.

Course Goals:

  • Introduce the background, structure and content of the book of James.
  • Orient viewers to the theme of wisdom in the book of James and its relationship to practical living.

65 min.

Lesson 1: Introduction to James

Introduces the epistle of James as the New Testament book of wisdom, and examines the author, audience, occasion of writing, and the letter's structure and content.
69 min.

Lesson 2: Two Paths of Wisdom

Explores both reflective and practical wisdom found in the book of James and discusses what this meant for the original audience and what it means for Christians today.