NT365 Book Study: Letter of James

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In Book Study: Letter of James (NT365), Dr. William Varner presents the practical meaning and unifying thought of the Letter of James in a way that will help you effectively communicate them to others. This study presents a fresh perspective on James the man and also James the letter, showing how the emphasis on works complements rather than contradicts Paul’s emphasis on faith. Walking you through each chapter of this letter verse by verse, Dr. Varner will illustrate how reading James as a Wisdom book reveals its practical meaning and relevance for today.

Introduction

Introducing the Course and the Speaker

Introducing the Course and the Speaker

2m

Introduction to James

The Martins on James and Paul

The Martins on James and Paul

8m
Date of James

Date of James

8m
Order and Coherence

Order and Coherence

8m
Identifying Key Terms in James with the Concordance Tool

Identifying Key Terms in James with the Concordance Tool

4m
The Fourteen Sections

The Fourteen Sections

8m
Salutation: James the Author

Salutation: James the Author

8m
Identifying James the Brother of Jesus Using the Factbook

Identifying James the Brother of Jesus Using the Factbook

4m
Salutation: James the Brother

Salutation: James the Brother

9m
Salutation: James the Slave

Salutation: James the Slave

9m
Investigating the Meaning of Doulos

Investigating the Meaning of Doulos

5m

True Faith

Trials and Maturity (Jas 1:1–4)

Trials and Maturity (Jas 1:1–4)

9m
Wisdom and Faith (Jas 1:5–8)

Wisdom and Faith (Jas 1:5–8)

9m
Poor Man, Rich Man (Jas 1:9–11)

Poor Man, Rich Man (Jas 1:9–11)

9m
Blessings (Jas 1:12–15), Part 1

Blessings (Jas 1:12–15), Part 1

9m
Defining the Greek Term Makarios

Defining the Greek Term Makarios

5m
Blessings (Jas 1:12–15), Part 2

Blessings (Jas 1:12–15), Part 2

8m
The Problem of Deception (Jas 1:16–18)

The Problem of Deception (Jas 1:16–18)

9m
A Godly Quick and Slow (Jas 1:19–21)

A Godly Quick and Slow (Jas 1:19–21)

9m
Finding Section Markers in James with a Morph Search

Finding Section Markers in James with a Morph Search

5m
Deceived Hearers versus Blessed Doers (Jas 1:22–25)

Deceived Hearers versus Blessed Doers (Jas 1:22–25)

8m
Real Religion (Jas 1:26–27)

Real Religion (Jas 1:26–27)

9m
Partiality versus the Faith of Jesus Christ (Jas 2:1)

Partiality versus the Faith of Jesus Christ (Jas 2:1)

9m
No Partiality (Jas 2:2–4): A Parable

No Partiality (Jas 2:2–4): A Parable

8m
Honoring the Poor (Jas 2:5–7)

Honoring the Poor (Jas 2:5–7)

9m
The Royal Law (Jas 2:8–11)

The Royal Law (Jas 2:8–11)

8m
Identifying Old Testament Allusions in James

Identifying Old Testament Allusions in James

5m
Partiality and the Poor (Jas 2:12–13)

Partiality and the Poor (Jas 2:12–13)

6m
Studying James’ Use of the Sermon on the Mount

Studying James’ Use of the Sermon on the Mount

6m

Faith and Deeds

Faith with or without Deeds (Jas 2:18–19), Part 1

Faith with or without Deeds (Jas 2:18–19), Part 1

7m
Faith with or without Deeds (Jas 2:18–19), Part 2

Faith with or without Deeds (Jas 2:18–19), Part 2

9m
Patriarchal Proof of Faith by Works (Jas 2:20–24)

Patriarchal Proof of Faith by Works (Jas 2:20–24)

9m
Matriarchal Proof of Faith by Works (Jas 2:25–26)

Matriarchal Proof of Faith by Works (Jas 2:25–26)

9m

Speech Ethics

Taming the Tongue (Jas 3:1–2), Part 1

Taming the Tongue (Jas 3:1–2), Part 1

7m
Taming the Tongue (Jas 3:3–5), Part 2

Taming the Tongue (Jas 3:3–5), Part 2

8m
Taming the Tongue (Jas 3:6–8), Part 3

Taming the Tongue (Jas 3:6–8), Part 3

5m
An Impossible Mixture (Jas 3:9–12)

An Impossible Mixture (Jas 3:9–12)

6m

The Wisdom of God

Wisdom from Above (Jas 3:13–18)

Wisdom from Above (Jas 3:13–18)

9m
Our Selfish Natures (Jas 4:1–3)

Our Selfish Natures (Jas 4:1–3)

9m
Friends of the World or Friends of God (Jas 4:4–6)

Friends of the World or Friends of God (Jas 4:4–6)

9m
The Hortatory Peak (Jas 4:7–10)

The Hortatory Peak (Jas 4:7–10)

9m

More Speech Ethics

On Slanderous Judgment (Jas 4:11–12)

On Slanderous Judgment (Jas 4:11–12)

8m
Planning While Ignoring God’s Will (Jas 4:13–17)

Planning While Ignoring God’s Will (Jas 4:13–17)

9m

Final Exhortations

Woe for Hoarding Wealth (Jas 5:1–6)

Woe for Hoarding Wealth (Jas 5:1–6)

11m
Patience in Suffering (Jas 5:7–11)

Patience in Suffering (Jas 5:7–11)

9m
Speech Ethics Revisited (Jas 5:12)

Speech Ethics Revisited (Jas 5:12)

6m
Prayer for the Sick (Jas 5:13–16a)

Prayer for the Sick (Jas 5:13–16a)

10m
The Prayers of a Righteous Man (Jas 5:17–18)

The Prayers of a Righteous Man (Jas 5:17–18)

9m
Restoration for the Wanderer (Jas 5:19–20)

Restoration for the Wanderer (Jas 5:19–20)

8m
Conclusion

Conclusion

2m