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Faith that Lives

Faith that Lives

Let's take one more look at James 2:20-26. 20 “Senseless person! Are you willing to learn that faith without works is useless? 21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works in offering Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was made complete, 23 and the Scripture... continue reading


Faith and Works

Faith and Works

Yesterday, we began looking at the issue of faith and works. James tells us that faith apart from works isn't really faith at all. Today, James uses Abraham to help us understand his point. Let's read James 2, verses 20-26. 20 “Senseless person! Are you willing to learn that faith without works is useless? 21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by... continue reading


Faith and Empty Words

Faith and Empty Words

On Tuesday, James reminded us who we are in Christ and why it is important to live that out as a part of our faith. Today, James clarifies what faith is and what it is not. The verses we'll cover over the next three days can be confusing. But it's important that we understand what James is saying here. Let's... continue reading


Faith and Judging Others

Faith and Judging Others

Yesterday, we looked at the issue of partiality, of favoring one group of people over another. Not only were these early Christians out of step with reality, but they were also out of step with God's way. Today, we'll look at God's way and why James is making such a big deal out of treating people equally. Here is James 2,... continue reading


Faith and Partiality

Faith and Partiality

Last week, Leigh Ann walked us through James 1 and being doers of the Word. Today, we'll being looking at chapter two and what being a "doer" of the Word means. We'll start with the first seven verses of chapter two. 1 “My brothers and sisters, do not show favoritism as you hold on to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus... continue reading


Faith Acts: The Widows and the Orphans

Faith Acts: The Widows and the Orphans

26 If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, his religion is useless and he deceives himself. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”— James 1:26-27 Mark 7 tells the story of a day when some Pharisees and teachers... continue reading