James exhorts believers about what true faith looks like in practical terms — how it walks itself out on the street rather than merely in theory — in the hope that they will persevere steadfastly during trials and suffering. A whole book study series called “True Faith: A Study Through James”

(Current series: begun November 2015)

Part 1: Introducing James (Intro and 1:1)
Part 2: Shaped By Trials (1:2-4)
Part 3: Asking for Wisdom in Faith (1:5-8)
Part 4: Hope and Humility at All Times (1:9-11)
Part 5: Persevering in Trial (1:12)