What should a Christian look like? James wrote his letter to tell us just that. Written to encourage believers toward spiritual maturity, the book of James explains how a person’s attitudes, characteristics, and behaviors identify him or her as a follower of Christ.
James could be categorized as a “tough love” epistle. In this letter James probes, pierces, and exposes carelessness, indifference, and disobedience with unapologetic directness. But he does it in love, pressing us to a stronger faith and a deeper commitment to the Lord—even as we live in a difficult social climate.
James writes to ordinary people, encouraging us not just to believe the truth but also to live out our faith in action. This eleven-week inductive study of the book of James will challenge you and help develop in you evidence of a vibrant faith.