James Was Good at Making Mistakes (Fishermen 3)

James Made Mistakes

  1. James asked a foolish question (Mark 10:35-45)
  2. James proposes bringing fire down (Luke 9:51-56)
  3. James fell asleep in the garden (Mark 14:33ff)


  1. James was in the inner circle
    • Transfiguration (Mark 9:2; Matt 17:1)
    • Mount of Olives (Mark 14:33)
  2. James was the first Apostle to die (Mark 10:38-40; Acts 12:1-2)



  1. He often blundered, acted first and thinking later.
  2. He misunderstood at times.
  3. He was impatient and quick-tempered.
  4. Jesus gave him and his brother a special name.
  5. Jesus saw James as special and knew what to come.