Course Overview

The perspective taken in this study course on the Letter of James is “Faith on Trial.” Within its five short chapters, James seems to be putting our faith to the test. Is my faith genuine, or is it a cheap imitation?

D. A. Hayes comments: “The letter speaks to us where we are in language we can understand. Its short sentences go like shots straight to the mark. We feel the impact and the impress of them. There is an energy behind them and a reality in them that makes them live in our thoughts.”

The purpose of the letter is not to teach doctrine so much as to help us apply doctrine to our lives. In terms of Christ’s resurrection, for instance, it shows us how we should display the life of the risen Christ to those about us.

This study will challenge you to review your life and assess the degree to which you are living out your faith in Christ.


You will cover

  • • New Testament Teaching

  • • Trials

  • • Faith and Works

  • • Prayer

  • • Wisdom

Curriculum

  • 1

    Trials and Temptations (James 1:1-17)

    • Text – Chapter 1

    • Exam – Chapter 1

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 1

  • 2

    The Living Word (James 1:18-27)

    • Text – Chapter 2

    • Exam – Chapter 2

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 2

  • 3

    Don’t Practice Partiality (James 2:1-13)

    • Text – Chapter 3

    • Exam – Chapter 3

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 3

  • 4

    Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)

    • Text – Chapter 4

    • Exam – Chapter 4

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 4

  • 5

    Sins of the Tongue (James 3:1-3)

    • Text – Chapter 5

    • Exam – Chapter 5

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 5

  • 6

    Wisdom (James 3:13-18)

    • Text – Chapter 6

    • Exam – Chapter 6

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 6

    • Write It Out! 1

  • 7

    Covetousness (James 4:1-5)

    • Text – Chapter 7

    • Exam – Chapter 7

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 7

  • 8

    Help From Above (James 4:6-17)

    • Text – Chapter 8

    • Exam – Chapter 8

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 8

  • 9

    The Woes of the Wealthy (James 5:1-6)

    • Text – Chapter 9

    • Exam – Chapter 9

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 9

  • 10

    Patience, Please (James 5:7-12)

    • Text – Chapter 10

    • Exam – Chapter 10

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 10

  • 11

    Prayer and Healing (James 5:13-15)

    • Text – Chapter 11

    • Exam – Chapter 11

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 11

  • 12

    Prayer and Restoration (James 5:16-20)

    • Text – Chapter 12

    • Exam – Chapter 12

    • What Do You Say? – Chapter 12

    • Write It Out! 2

  • 13

    Prayer Requests

    • Anything we can pray about?

Emmaus Worldwide's Correspondence School

Emmaus Worldwide's correspondence school exists to glorify God by providing biblically-sound resources and structured study materials for the purpose of teaching people from every nation to know Jesus Christ as Savior and to live in a way that is consistent with God’s Word.