Twelve Keys for Faithful Living

Why James? Some see James as a commentary on the Sermon on the Mount – and the parallels are numerous.  Douglas Moo, in fact, writes that James depends more than any other NT author on the teaching of Jesus.  One thing that is very important is that the emphasis in James is placed, not on becoming a Christian, but on  behaving as a Christian; his focus is not upon creeds (what we profess to believe) as much as on conduct..