In this first of the general or catholic epistles, James, the half brother of Jesus, writes to the Jewish converts to the Christian church scattered throughout the known world. His primary purpose is to define the relation between justification and the law. While teaching justification by faith, he also instructs that the works of the law are the fruit of a living faith.
This study guide is written in question form, which is intended to help God’s people define James’ concepts and their relation to each other. Answering these questions will lead to an understanding of the book.