James 1:1
"Background and Greeting
Title: "Background & Greeting"
Text: James 1:1 
Main Idea: The Background and Greeting of the Book of James.
          I. Background and Greeting (vs. 1)
               1. Who?
                  -James, Son of Joseph, the Half-Brother of Jesus 
               2. When?  
                  -The Middle to Late A.D. 40s 
               3. Where?
                  -Written in Jerusalem to Jewish Christians outside Jerusalem
               4. Why?
                  -To Encourage and Challenge Christians who were Scattered Abroad
               5. What?
                  -Genuine Christian Faith is Practically Lived out in Actions
               6. How?
                  -A General Letter of Teachings with Proverbial Wisdom