James & Jude
Teacher: Won Huh
- This week we look at the letters written by the two brothers of Jesus - James & Jude.
- We know from Paul’s letters that righteousness is by faith alone. In the Book of James, we’ll see how Christian behavior is related to righteousness by faith.
- Do Paul and James contradict each other or complement each other? (Note: You’ll find what you set out to look for.)
- Does faith automatically produce good fruit/behavior in the Christian or does it take some effort? What if it doesn’t show?
- Is faith static or dynamic? Does it (need to) grow and mature? How does that happen?
- Jude warns about the dangers of the false teachers. It looks like they did not get the memo from James.
- What can you learn about God from the two brothers of Jesus?
Listen to the book of James from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV, NKJV
Short Outline of the Book of James from the Today's English Version:
- Introduction (1:1)
- Faith and wisdom (1:2-8)
- Poverty and wealth (1:9-11)
- Testing and tempting (1:12-18)
- Hearing and doing (1:19-27)
- Warning against discrimination (2:1-13)
- Faith and works (2:14-26)
- The Christian and his tongue (3:1-18)
- The Christian and the world (4:1 – 5:6)
- Various instructions (5:7-20)
Listen to the book of Jude from BibleGateway: ESV, KJV, MSG, NIV, NKJV
Short Outline of the Book of Jude from the Today's English Version:
- Introduction (1-2)
- Character, teaching, and doom of the false teachers (3-16)
- Admonition to keep the faith (17-23)
- Benediction (24-25)