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1 WORKS  What kind of works are in NT?  Do any works justify a sinner?  Can we tell the difference? Romans 4:4-5; 11:6 James 2:24.

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1 1 WORKS  What kind of works are in NT?  Do any works justify a sinner?  Can we tell the difference? Romans 4:4-5; 11:6 James 2:24

2 2  Creative work, Heb. 4:4  Redemptive work, Eph. 1:11,  Perfecting His people, Phil. 2:12-13  Of Christ, Jno. 4:34; 9:3-4; 17:4  Of the Spirit, 1 Cor. 12:11, 6  By men, Jno. 6:28-29 Works of God (John 5:17)

3 3  Of the flesh, Gal. 5:19-21  Of darkness, Eph. 5:11; Rom. 13:12  Of evil, 2 Tim. 4:18  Of the devil, 1 Jno. 3:8  Hypocritical works, Matt. 23:3 Works of Iniquity (Luke 13:27)

4 4  Good works, Matt. 5:16; Eph. 2:10; Heb. 13:21  Of repentance, Acts 26:20 (Matt. 3:8) Gospel obedience, Rom. 6:17-18 Gospel obedience, Rom. 6:17-18 Works of Righteousness (Acts 10:34-35)

5 5  Believe in Christ, Jno. 6:29  Avails in Christ when it works through love, Gal. 5:6  Completes faith, Jas. 2:20-22  Justifies, Jas. 2:21, 24 Works of Faith (1 Ths. 1:3)

6 6  Do not justify, Rom. 3:20  Distinct from justification by faith, Rom. 3:28  Meritorious (only) when perfectly kept, Rom. 4:1-4  Perfect compliance to law Works of Law (Galatians 2:16)

7 7  What is their nature?  What is their motive?  What is God’s will toward them? (Matt. 7:21-23, 24-27) Examine our Works (Galatians 6:4)

8 8 Works that Do Not Justify  Works of Law, Acts 13:38-39 Law identifies sin, Rom. 3:20 (7:7) Law identifies sin, Rom. 3:20 (7:7) Law does not justify, Rom. 3: (Gal. 2:16) Law does not justify, Rom. 3: (Gal. 2:16) Law brings wrath, Rom. 4:15 Law brings wrath, Rom. 4:15 Law brings a curse, Gal. 3:10-12 Law brings a curse, Gal. 3:10-12 Meritorious (boasting), Rom. 4:2 Meritorious (boasting), Rom. 4:2 Ephesians 2:8-9

9 9 Works that Do Justify  Works of Faith, Jas. 2:14-20 Faith without works is: Faith without works is: Unprofitable & cannot save, 2:14 Unprofitable & cannot save, 2:14 Alone & dead, 2:15-17 Alone & dead, 2:15-17 Unseen, 2:18 Unseen, 2:18 Demons have it, 2:19 Demons have it, 2:19 Barren, 2:20 Barren, 2:20 James 2:24

10 10 Works that Do Justify  Works of Faith, Jas. 2:21-26 Faith with works is complete Faith with works is complete Abraham justified by works of faith, 2:21-24 Abraham justified by works of faith, 2:21-24 Rahab was justified by works of faith, 2:25 (Heb. 11:31) Rahab was justified by works of faith, 2:25 (Heb. 11:31) Faith is dead without works of faith, 2:26 Faith is dead without works of faith, 2:26 James 2:24

11 11 Works that Do Justify  Works of Faith, Jas. 2:21-26 Obedience to the Gospel, Rom. 1:5; 16:26 Obedience to the Gospel, Rom. 1:5; 16:26 Saved when obey, Acts 6:7 (Rom. 6:17-18) Saved when obey, Acts 6:7 (Rom. 6:17-18) Save yourselves, Acts 2:40 Save yourselves, Acts 2:40  Act in faith & obey God’s commands James 2:24

12 12 WORKS  Law does not save (would require sinlessness), it condemns – Galatians 3:10-12  Saved by grace through faith (demands humble obedience) – Luke 17:10


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