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James Teaches Faith and Works James 2:14-26
James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
John 6:29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
REFLECTION 12: Faith works
REFLECTION 12: Faith works Matthew 12:33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.”
REFLECTION 12: Faith works James 3:11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works Matthew 5:40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works 1 John 3:17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
REFLECTION 12: Faith works James 4:17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works James 2:18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!
REFLECTION 12: Faith works Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
REFLECTION 12: Faith works “Hell will be full of people who are monotheistic, Trinitarian, orthodox, and religious!” Pastor Kent Hughes
REFLECTION 12: Faith works Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works James 2:20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works “James would say we are justified by faith alone, but not by faith which is alone!” Pastor Kent Hughes
REFLECTION 12: Faith works James 2:25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
REFLECTION 12: Faith works Joshua 2:9b “I know that the L ORD has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you. 10 For we have heard how the L ORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, … 11 And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the L ORD your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.”
REFLECTION 12: Faith works Hebrews 11:31 By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works James 2:26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
REFLECTION 12: Faith works “Oh, it is a living, busy, active, mighty thing this faith; and so it is impossible for it not to do good works incessantly. It does not ask whether there are good works to do, but before the question rises it has already done them, and is always at the doing of them. He who does not these works is a faithless man.” Martin Luther