James’ 4 Life Lessons for Men

James’ 4 Life Lessons for Men

No one knows you like your family does because they are there when no one else is.

1. James Disbelieved Jesus

Mark 3:21, 31-32  And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.” … 31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.”

  • James was part of a large family
  • In & Out – teaching & miracles – like son off to work/college

Are you the non-Christian who knows about Jesus but does not live under His Lordship?

2. James Doubted Jesus

John 7:2-5 Now the Jews’ Feast of Booths was at hand. 3 So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. 4 For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For not even his brothers believed in him.

  • Like us, belief is not always all at once

Are you the guy who knows Jesus, or at least about Jesus, but has a lot of? & doubts?

3. James’ Devotion to Jesus

1 Corinthians 15:7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.

Acts 1:14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.

  • Jesus died & rose & James would know (nobody double)

How has Jesus proven Himself to you, and called you to serve Him?


4. James Died for Jesus


  • 1 Bible nickname “pillar”
  • 2 extra Bible Nicknames – “James the Just” & “Camel Knees”
  • Thrown off pinnacle Temple, stoned, clubbed by religious leaders around 62-63; successor Simon/Simeon another brother (3rd one to lead)
  • Motive??????

What will your last day bring? James 4:14 says your life is a “mist”

How can we pray for you?

Mark Driscoll
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