Course Number: NT315
Former President at Lancaster Bible College
Written to offer encouragement to those facing trials, James’ rich message has long stimulated in-depth study. Students begin with an overview of epistles in general before examining the historical background to the epistle of James. Lease then takes them on a line-by-line exegesis of the text’s teaching, culminating with the privilege of intercession for others and showing why we should rejoice in our trials knowing that God is molding us for His greater purpose.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Grasp the message of James.
- Understand the theological implications of the book.
- Articulate the relationship between faith and works.
- Express the importance of struggle in one’s faith development.
- Recognize the dangers and benefit of the tongue.
- Apply the book’s message to life and ministry.