VI. Outline

VI. Outline

  1. Salutation (1:1)
  2. Cultivation of Personal Religious Experience (1:2-27)
    1. Making Tests Work for You (1:2-4)
    2. Making Prayer Work for You (1:5-8)
    3. Managing Change (1:9-11)
    4. When Testing Is Misused (1:12-16)
    5. God's Creative Role (1:17-19a)
    6. Attending the Implanted Word (1:19b-21)
    7. The Fruit of Gracious Deeds (1:22-27)
  3. Cultivation of Corporate Religious Experience (2:1-3:18)
    1. Recognition of Social Discrimination as Sin (2:1-9)
    2. Operation of the Law of Liberty (2:10-13)
    3. Faith Reaching Out in Acts of Mercy (2:14-26)
    4. Critical Selection of Teachers (3:1-12)
    5. Crucial Exercise of Wisdom (3:13-18)
  4. Converting the Wider Community (4:1-5:6)
    1. Summons to Surrender to God (4:1-10)
    2. Warning Against Playing God (4:11-12)
    3. Caution Against Ignoring God (4:13-17)
    4. Alerting to God's Judgment (5:1-6)
  5. Christian Culture: Facets of the Fellowship (5:7-20)
    1. The Quality of Patience (5:7-11)
    2. The Exigence of Integrity (5:12)
    3. Drawing on Resources (5:13-18)
    4. Renewing the Bonds (5:19-20)