Pressure is nothing new. James, the half brother of Jesus, wrote to Jewish Christians in the first century who faced intense pressure. They had been dispersed because of persecution, and they faced increasing pressure to let faith live only in their heads instead of being evidenced in their lives. James beckoned these first believers to let pressure push them deeper in their journey with Jesus. Today, James invites believers to open their lives to the truth of God's Word and learn how to deal positively with pressure points.
Preach this six-sermon series as a text-based overview of the book of James. Use the link to the right to download a complete sermon manuscript package. Links to study and preparation resources appear below.
Study and preparation resources
Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament: James - Moo & Harris
New American Commentary: James - Kurt Richardson
Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: James - Dan McCartney
Pillar New Testament Commentary: James - Douglas Moo