James 1

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October 28th, 2018

40 mins 56 secs

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About this Episode

Logan Daily begins our series on the Letter of James by discussing some of the context for the book, and working through the first chapter.

Sermon Notes

Chiasm
A
B
C
D
C'
B'
A'

Possible James Chiasm Structures

A. 1:2-8 – Trials, faith, steadfastness
B. 1:9-27 – Suffering, patience, etc.
C. 2:1-7 – Rich and “the poor man”
D. 2:8-13 – Love, liberty, and mercy
E. 2:14-26 – Justification [dikaio] & works
F. 3:1-12 – The tongue
E’ 3:13-18 – Righteousness [dikaiosune], Wisdom, & works
D’ 4:1-12 – The members at war
C’ 4:13-5:6 – Rich & “the righteous one”
B’ 5:7-18 – Suffering, patience, coming judgment, fruit, etc.
A’ 5:19-21 – Wandering, sin, death

A. Joy in trial – 1:2-8
B. Rich will fade – 1:9-11
C. Lustfulness – 1:12-15
D. Perfect Gift – 1:16-25
E. Restraining the tongue – 1:26
F. Religion in deed – 1:27
G. Distinctions of rich and poor – 2:1-13
F’. Faith in works – 2:14-26
E’. Restraining the tongue – 3:1-12
D’. Wisdom as a perfect gift – 3:13-18
C’. Lustfulness and sin – 4:1-12
B’. Ways of the rich – 4:13-5:6
A’. Patience in suffering – 5:7-20

James 1:12-15

James 1:16-18

James 1:22-25

James 1:26-27

Implications:

  1. Your problems are yours. No one else’s desires control you.
  2. God is always rooting for you. He isn’t toying with you and He isn’t ignoring you.
  3. The word isn’t a magic bullet or some kind of instant fix.
  4. Real faith is a journey. It requires movement and demands action.