Verses from James will be featured in this gallery.
"The Epistle of James, the Book of James, or simply James, is one of the twenty-two epistles (didactic letters) in the New Testament," according to Wikipedia. 'The author identifies himself as "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,' who is writing to 'the 12 tribes scattered abroad' (James 1:1). The epistle is traditionally attributed to James the brother of Jesus (James the Just), and the audience is generally considered to be Jewish Christians, who were dispersed outside of Palestine due to persecution.
"Framed within an overall theme of patient perseverance during trials and temptations, James writes to encourage believers to live consistently with what they have learned in Christ. He wants his readers to mature in their faith in Christ by living what they say they believe. He condemns various sins, including pride, hypocrisy, favouritism, and slander. He encourages believers to humbly live by godly rather than worldly wisdom and to pray in all situations.
"Within the New Testament canon, the Epistle of James is noteworthy in that it makes no reference to the death, resurrection, or divine sonship of Jesus. It refers to Jesus twice, as 'the Lord Jesus Christ' and as 'our glorious Lord Jesus Christ' (James 1:1, 2:1)."
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