James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus; after all, he was His half-brother. And, after Jesus' death, James went on to be one of the primary leaders in the early Church. His letter to primarily Jewish Christians clarifies what a godly life should look like for us all. The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works, but it is also rooted in deep faith and rich theology. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the
of Christian belief that flows out a love for God and a understanding of the one true gospel.
- Brother / Servant
- Trials / Temptations
- Hearer / Doer
- Judgment / Mercy
- Faith / Works
- Blessings / Curses
- False Wisdom / True Wisdom
- Worldliness / Godliness
- Arrogance / Humility
- Oppressor / Laborer
- Suffering / Comfort
- Faithful / Faithless
- Wanderer / Restorer
Bible Study Book
includes a small-group experience for 13 small group sessions, individual study opportunities for each day of the week, applicable Scripture, “How To Use This Study,” leader guide, and a group discussion guide.
Also available in a digital (ePub) format.
(sold separately) is available both in print and digital formats, and contains one
Bible Study Book
two DVD-ROMs. The DVDs include 13 video teaching sessions (20-25 minutes each), promotional materials, additional sessions featuring author Matt Chandler, and other resources.
MATT CHANDLER serves as the lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church, a multi-campus congregation based out of Flower Mound, Texas. He came to The Village in December 2002 and describes his tenure as a replanting effort to change the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation. Alongside his current role as lead pastor, Matt is involved in church-planting efforts both locally and internationally through The Village, as well as in various strategic partnerships. Matt is the author of
To Live Is Christ, to Die Is Gain; Mingling of Souls; The Explicit Gospel
Bible study (LifeWay, 2012); and
The Apostles’ Creed
Bible study (LifeWay, 2017). He’s also a coauthor of
Creature of the Word
(LifeWay, 2012). Other than knowing Jesus, Matt’s greatest joy is being married to Lauren and being the dad to their three children: Audrey, Reid, and Norah.