Horizontal Chart of James

Horizontal Chart of James


Key Section: 2-14-20, "Faith…if it is not accompanied by action, is dead…"


1:1 1:2-18 1:19-4:12 4:13-17 5:1-6 5:7-12 5:13-20
Salutation How faith is developed/matured How faith is to be expressed in words and in action How faith impacts our present and future How wealth impacts our present and future How patience impacts our present and future How prayer impacts our present ministry


Author: James, the half brother of Jesus—Matt. 3:55; John 7:5; Mark 3:21; 1 Cor. 15:7; Gal. 1:19; 2:9; Acts 15; 21:18-25

Background: The difficult circumstances of the scattered saints of that day caused many to drift spiritually. This led to unwise and unbridled speech, strife, unproductive faith, etc.

Destination: Christians "dispersed abroad"—James 1:1

Era: Between AD 45 and 50. James is the earliest of the New Testament books.