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Liberty University [email protected] University The Owner's Manual File Theological Studies 11-2017 Article 59: James at a Glance Harold Willmington Liberty University , [email protected] Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Biblical Studies Commons , Christianity Commons , Practical Theology Commons , and the Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Theological Studies at [email protected] University. It has been accepted for inclusion in The Owner's Manual File by an authorized administrator of [email protected] University. For more information, please contact [email protected] . Recommended Citation Willmington, Harold, "Article 59: James at a Glance" (2017). The Owner's Manual File . 53.
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102 JAMES AT A GLANCE This book offers sound advice for practical Christian living, examining such issues as prayer, steadfastness in trial, impartiality, demonstrating one’s saving faith in God by one’s service for God, proper control of the tongue, overcoming worldliness, and finally, exhortation to practice patience while awaiting the return of Jesus! BOTTOM LINE SUMMARY THIS NEW TESTAMENT BOOK IS THE PROVERBS AND AMOS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. The book of James aptly fits this description: The book of Proverbs, because of its pithy, practical, and pointed counsel regarding the importance of harmoniz ing one’s walk with one’s talk! The book of Amos, because of its uncompromising “in your face” rebuke of sin and hypocrisy! FACTS REGARDING THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK 1. Who? James. He was Jesus’ half -brother (Matt. 13:55), an unbeliever (Jn. 7:5) until the resurrection (1 Cor. 15:7), who later pastored the church at Jerusalem (Acts 15:13- 21; 21:17, 18), and authored the first New Testament book.
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