Instructor: Ron Bontrager
Faith is at the heart of the book of James, and the living out of this faith permeates all that the writer teaches. Beginning with the trials and temptations that all believers face, James connects believing and doing. This is illustrated best by two examples he gives. In the first, hearing God's Word is compared to looking into a mirror. If the hearer of the Word does not do what he hears, there is no blessing. The second example related dealt with seeing the needs of others, and saying, "be warmed and filled," while doing nothing to actually relieve their distress. Again, that kind of faith is empty.
The James SIBI Studio Course contains 12 lessons on 6 Audio CDs.. Listed below are the lessons included in the course.
Lesson Title 1 Introduction to the Book of James, Part I 2 Introduction to the Book of James, Part II 3 Patient in Suffering (1:1-12) 4 Wisdom in Temptation (1:13-21) 5 The Relation of Hearing and Doing (1:22-27) 6 Following the Royal Law (2:1-13) 7 Faith in Action (2:14-26) 8 Problems with the Tongue, Two Kinds of Wisdom ( 3:1-18) 9 Submit With Contrition (3:19-4:6) 10 Solution to the Problem of Worldliness (4:6-17) 11 Punishment and Practice (5:1-12) 12 Prayer and Faithfulness (5:13-19)
If your intention is to take this course for credit, you will need to purchase the following textbooks:
- James & Jude (The College Press NIV Commentary), by Gary Holloway
The Study Guide for this course is NOT INCLUDED in this price but may be purchased here.
- Additional Information
Author/Speaker Ron Bontrager Language English Format CD Audio Discs 6 Lessons 12 SKU 1950