Jumpstart your sermon planning with Study, Apply, Share: James—a resource for preparing and presenting sermons and coordinating your worship services. For each biblical paragraph covered, Study, Apply, Share: James does the work of several resources: it identifies interpretation issues, provides application suggestions, and suggests worship service ideas. Elegant, professionally designed slides allow you to include biblical statistics in your sermons for illustration.
Explore interpretation issues and reach your own conclusions. Choose the application most appropriate for your faith community. Foster the creativity you need to plan dynamic worship services. Study, Apply, Share: James helps you maximize your time by minimizing preparation time, giving you the freedom to minister to your congregation without sacrificing the quality of your weekly service.
“God’s purpose in allowing us to suffer is that we might be conformed to the likeness of Christ, who also endured suffering.” (source)
“Workless faith and faithless works are equally dead.” (source)
“Wisdom, not knowledge alone, is required in the face of trials” (source)
“John Piper reminds us that ‘Christ does not exist in order to make much of us. We exist in order to make much of him.’1” (James 1:1)
Jeffrey E. Miller is the author of Hazards of Being a Man, has served as contributing editor on three commentaries, and is the coauthor of the Zondervan Dictionary of Bible and Theology Words and A New Reader’s Lexicon of Greek New Testament. With a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored for 11 years and taught for three.