James (LASB Studies-NLTse)(Repkg)(Paperback)Study Bible
Whether you are teaching a class, leading a small group, or just looking for a challenging personal study, these Life Application Bible Studies are for you. With thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, the full text of the book of James, and the most extensive commentary available in a Bible-study booklet, this study guide gives you everything you need for understanding God's Word and applying it to your life.
An in-depth examination of the book of James in 13 lessons. Includes the full NLT text and Life Application notes for Acts. Ideal for those looking for an application oriented approach to Bible study. Special application questions at the end of each lesson to help you map out your personal action plan.
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Size163 x 213 mm
Number of Pages96 pp
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
James“MIRACULOUS!” . . . “Revolutionary!” . . . “Greatest
ever!” We are inundated by a flood of extravagant
claims as we channel surf the television or flip magazine
pages. The messages leap out at us. The products
assure that they are new, improved, fantastic,
and capable of changing our lives. For only a few
dollars, we can have “cleaner clothes,” “whiter teeth,”
“glamorous hair,” and “tastier food.” Automobiles,
perfume, diet drinks, and mouthwash are guaranteed
to bring happiness, friends, and the good life.
And just before an election, no one can match the politicians’ promises. But talk
is cheap, and too often we soon realize that the boasts were hollow, quite far
from the truth.
“Jesus is the answer!” . . . “Believe in God!” . . . “Follow me to church!” Christians
also make great claims but are often guilty of belying them with their actions.
Professing to trust God and to be his people, they cling tightly to the world
and its values. Possessing all the right answers, they contradict the gospel with
With energetic style and crisp, well-chosen words, James confronts this conflict
head-on. It is not enough to talk the Christian faith, he says; we must live it.
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t
show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” (2:14). The proof of
the reality of our faith is a changed life.
Genuine faith will inevitably produce good deeds. This is the central theme
of James’ letter, around which he supplies practical advice on living the Christian
James begins his letter by outlining some general characteristics of the Christian
life (1:1–27). Next, he exhorts Christians to act justly in society (2:1–13).
He follows this practical advice with a theological discourse on the relationship
between faith and action (2:14–26).