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OUTLINE OF JAMES
Jam 1:19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: Jam 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Jam 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. Jam 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jam 2:14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? Jam 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, Jam 2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Jam 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
I. The Test of Faith............................. 1:1-18
A. The Purpose of Tests 1:1-12
Jas 1:3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
B. The Source of Temptations 1:13-18
Jas 1:14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
II. The Characteristics of Faith............................... 1:19-5:6
A. Faith Obeys the Word...........1:19-27
Jas 1:22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
B. Faith Removes Discrimination. 2:1-13
Jas 2:1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Jas 2:9But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
C. Faith Proves Itself by Works.. 2:14-26
Jas 2:18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
D. Faith Controls the Tongue. . . .3:1-12
Jas 3:2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
E. Faith Produces Wisdom 3:13-18
Jas 3:17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
F. Faith Produces Humility 4:1-12
Jas 4:6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
G. Faith Produces Dependence on God................... 4:13-5:6
Jas 4:15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
III. The Triumph of Faith............................... 5:7-20
A. Faith Endures Awaiting Christ's Return................... 5:7-12
Jas 5:7Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
B. Faith Prays for the Afflicted 5:13-18
Jas 5:15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
C. Faith Confronts the Erring Brother. . 5:19, 20
Jas 5:19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
Jas 5:20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.