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James Part 4 - Is your faith alive?

October 2, 2022 Preacher: Trent Henderson Series: James

Scripture: James 2:14–26

James 2:14-17

Example 1: A person in need

  • Verbal blessing is a curse
  • No love of neighbor - neither clarity nor compassion

James 2:18-19

Example 2: Invisible faith

  • The faith you have will be seen
  • Proper doctrine is not faith
    • Facts - Conviction - Willingness

James 2:20-23

Example 3: Abraham

  • Faith was active with his works
  • Faith was completed by his works

James 2:25-26

Example 4: Rahab

  • Her confession and action were congruent (Joshua 2)
  • Her life was imperfect but in process

James 2:24

Vexing Verse

  • How can he say this?
    • Faith and works are found together, with the latter proving the existence, nature, and validity of the former
  • Why did he say this?
    • There is a faith that you claim and a faith that claims you
    • Ours is a living faith because we have faith in a living Messiah

Ephesians 2:8-10