A Bondservant of God

Text: James 1:1
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: February 13, 2011

I am very excited to be starting an exposition of the book of James tomorrow.

James has been misunderstood by many including Luther who called it “a strawy epistle” because it didn’t have the explicit exposition of gospel doctrines which can be found in many of Paul’s writings.
Luther, however, didn’t seem to understand that James is built on the foundation of the gospel, expressing how we are to live out the implications of the work God began in us through the new birth.

James is also among the best loved books in the New Testament because of its intensely practical nature.

In our first message we will only cover one verse as we seek to determine who wrote this epistle, what we can know about the original recipients, and the major themes of the book of James.

I encourage you to read through the book of James before coming the church in the morning – which should take less than 15 minutes.

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