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A FAITH THAT DOES
Let's pray together:
Heavenly Father, I pray tonight that we would really be honest
with You and evaluate our lives from Your perspective, from Your
Word, and we thank You that we do have Your Word. We do not
have to lean on our feelings but rather we can go to Your Word
and orchestrate the kind of life that pleases You and can lean
on Your Word to make sure that our life truly has boundaries. I
pray that tonight, Father, that each one of us would truly be
sensitive to Your Spirit because we do believe in You. And we
love You and we say tonight, "We need You, Jesus." Change our
families and change us and change our perspective about every
situation that You allow us to be in. We thank You for that and
wait expectantly upon You. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen.
Well, if you will, take your Bibles and turn to James, chapter
2. As you're turning there, allow me to share with you that
this is going to be the completion of this one section of
scripture that we started last week there in verses 14-26 and
we're in a section in the Book of James that describes a faith
that does. The key verse is in verse 14 that says:
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but
has no deeds? Can such faith save him?
Wow! That's exactly what the epitome of many people's lives
are, many people say: "I believe in the Lord." But there is no
outward fruit in their life. God wants us to realize that He
desires that our life truly produces the works of faith. That
is critical for our knowledge, our understanding, and literally
for our maturity in Christ. There are so many people who h ...
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