1. 2. What is Manhood? James 1:1 1 James, aSLAVEof God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings. 3. Key Points A biblical view of Mankind 2 views Pre-Fall Post-Fall 4. Pre-Fall Mankind is created by God Genesis 1:26-27 Mankind is created by God for His glory Isaiah 43:6-7 Mankind is created to inhabit the earth Isaiah 45:18 Mankind is created by God to rule Genesis 1:28 5. Post-Fall Mankind remains created by God Psalm 139:13-14 Mankind is in a fallen, sinful state Psalm 58:2-4 Romans 3:23 Romans 5:12 Satan has taken over rulership of the age 2nd Corinthians 4:4 Mankind loses Sonship that Sonship is restored by Jesus Romans 8:14-16 Galatians 4:4-7 Though not all are given Sonship, all are to be given dignity due to all being image-bearers 1st Peter 2:17 6. James Brother of Jesus Matthew 13:55 Mark 6:3 Galatians 1:19 Spent time wJesus in Capernaum John 2:12 Tried to advise Jesus on how to be a better messiah John 7:3 7:10 Did not believe John 7:5 7. James Jesus appeared to James after His resurrection 1st Corinthians 15:7 Eventually believes that Jesus was the savior is found praying in the upper room Acts 1:14 Was a leader in the early church Acts 12:17 Acts 15:13-21 Acts 21:18 Was an Apostle Galatians 1:19 8. James Co-signed Pauls ministry Galatians 2:9 Was married 1st Corinthians 9:5 Also known as James the Less in many historical books Martyred in 62AD by a Sadducee named Ananus Josephus,Antiquities20.9.1 At 94 years of age, he was beaten stoned by the Jews until finally, he had his brains dashed out with a fullers club. Foxes Book of Martyrs , 1:5 9. A slave of God This was James identity 1 His name 2 His citizenship 3 His social status 4 His loyalty 10. This fueled James His witness His resolve It confused his enemies It confused the world 11. This was the sum of James Existence Walk Ministry 12. This designation was on his mind as James endured 1 Trials 2 Testing Being a Slave of Jesus Christ defined it all! 13.