7 Lessons from the Book of James
James was the half brother of the Lord Jesus Christ and the leader of the Church of Jerusalem. James didn’t always believe that his brother would become the Messiah until after the resurrection. Jesus would visit James after the resurrection changing his brother forever. His writings continue to inspire us to grow along with giving us guidelines to avoid pitfalls. There is information on stress, putting faith into action, humility, and finding peace during the storms of life. The early church knew suffering all too well. Christians were beheaded, burned, and afraid for their lives since many refused to call Caesar Lord. Believers dispersed to other lands to find religious freedom. James first communicated to the followers regarding how believers are scattered. “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting,” but he also followed with encouragement during stressful times, and hope.