Have you ever planned a vacation, going over books and maps to get ready for your trip? And then once there, you were able to enjoy your journey because you knew what to look for and how to find it?
Well let’s do that today, so you will understand why you would want to join us on this journey of Discovery in the Book of James.
Truth is Revealed By the Holy Spirit!
Just as the Lord opened the minds of the 2 on the road to Emmaus to understand the Scriptures, He will open ours, (Luke 24:44-47).
So, when you and I come to the Word of God, always go to the Lord in prayer asking for His wisdom and help.
O LORD, thank you for this time You have given us to open up Your Word to discover Truth! Open up our hearts. As You teach us why James wrote this letter, open our eyes to see, and grant us the understanding we need. Thank you so much.
Open the Door
To The Purpose of the Book
The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by different authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, each with a divine motive.
Thus, each Book of the Bible
has its own unique
purpose and message!
Your Hardbound Bible has the purpose and message in the front of each Book of the Bible.
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The Overview is the Blueprint of the Book to understand the author’s message!
Sometimes authors state their purpose(s).
And when they don’t, you can extract it from the content of the book.
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Giving an OVERVIEW
For every Book of the Bible
Providing a short Summary of the Purpose of any Book you want to look at.
A Short OVERVIEW
A Detailed OVERVIEW is there too!
Let’s LOOK at The Detailed OVERVIEW
- Go to the Book of James.
- Find the Overview in the Top Right Hand Screen.
- Tap on the .
- The Detailed Overview will open for you.
What We Can Discover
Who is the author?
What do you discover about him?
Who did he write to?
When/Where was this written?
Why did the author write the Book?
Let’s Discover Together
The Overview Tells Us
This is a letter from James:
- A devout Jew;
- A servant of God;
- One of the 4 half brothers of Jesus;
- Who did not believe in Jesus until the Lord’s Resurrection;
- Who became the key leader of the church in Jerusalem.
James was writing to:
His Jewish brethren who had been dispersed.
James wanted his readers to understand:
- Their faith and live it;
- They must be doers of the Word;
- Faith without works is dead, useless.
James hoped to turn any back:
Who had strayed from the Truth, and save their soul from death.
Awesome! Great start!
We have just surveyed the purpose of this book.
TIP: Everything written in this letter will point back to the purpose.
A Quick Snapshot!
We now have a Snapshot of the Book of James, catching a glimpse of James and his heart!
Don’t you want to:
- Understand what true faith is and how to live it?
- Understand what a doer of the Word is?
- Understand what dead faith is?
- Know if you have strayed from the Truth and save your soul?
Are you willing to:
- Hear and see what the Lord wants to teach you?
- Honestly examine your life in the light of God’s Word from James? (2Co 13:5); (Mat 7:13-14)
Oh, I hope so!
Hang on, as we are going to LOOK at 5 incredible chapters that are bursting with so much practical, life changing Truth, you will be blessed beyond measure!
But be aware, Satan may turn up the heat, bringing every obstacle to cause you to quit this discovery. Don’t do it!
As we embark on this journey together, we will learn together, and grow and mature together. You are on the verge of a wonderful discovery!
OH HEAVENLY FATHER, I am so excited about what You are going to teach us. May we recognize the schemes of the enemy to keep us away from You and Your Living Word, knowing he will do anything to pull us away from You. Oh Father, we know to have a right relationship with You is all that matters in this life. May we have a true faith and not a dead faith! Change our hearts to love Your Word and to want to know Your Truths! Wean us away from being dependent upon man, and to lean upon You in this discovery. Help us be disciplined daily to meet with You to guide us into Truth. Show us how to be doers of Your Word! And if we have strayed from Your Truth, may we turn back Lord, save our soul from death. We come to You ever so grateful. Thank you Lord! We ask these things in Jesus name. Amen.
Thank you for joining us on this exciting trip!
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Next: Get to know James by LOOKING @ Jam 1:1.
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