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1  Why Perform Autopsies?  How Do the Living benefit From an Autopsy?  How Do You Resurrect a Dead Faith? The Autopsy of a Dead

2 What Is a Dead Faith? DEAD – “applies literally to what is deprived of vital force but is used figuratively of anything that has lost any attribute (as energy, activity, radiance) suggesting life” – (Merriam Webster)

3 Dead Faith “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” {James 2:17}

4 “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” {James 2:20} Dead Faith

5 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” {James 2:26} Dead Faith

6 Dead Faith Is Faith That Does Not Obey God It cannot save. –James 2:14,24 It has no compassion. –James 2:15,16 It bears no fruit. –James 2:18-20

7 It has no fellowship with God. –James 2:19, It rejects God’s people. –James 2:25; 3 John 1:9-11 It does not obey the gospel. –Romans 10:16 Dead Faith Is Faith That Does Not Obey God

8 It transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ. –2 John 9-11 It cannot please God. –Hebrews 11:6 Dead Faith Is Faith That Does Not Obey God

9 Why Does Faith Die? Diminished respect for God and His Word –Proverbs 1:7; Psalm 112:1 Malnourishment –Hosea 4:6; 1 Peter 2:1,2 Ungodly attitudes –1 Samuel 15:17; 2 Timothy 4:10

10 Bitterness – Ephesians 4:31; Hebrews 12:15 Indifference – Matthew 24:12; Revelation 3:15-19 Neglect – Hebrews 2:3; 4:11; Matthew 25:24-26 Why Does Faith Die?

11 Resurrecting a Dead Faith Attend Bible classes and worship. –Ephesians 4:11-16 Read and study on your own. –2 Timothy 2:15 Be doers, not just hearers. –James 1:21-25

12 Pray –1 Thessalonians 5:17 Strengthen what you have. –2 Peter 1:5-11 Serve –Romans 12:1,2; James 2:15-17 Resurrecting a Dead Faith

13 “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? --unless indeed you are disqualified.” {2 Corinthians 13:5} Resurrecting a Dead Faith

14  Why Perform Autopsies?  How Do the Living benefit From an Autopsy?  How Do You Resurrect a Dead Faith? The Autopsy of a Dead


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