Faith That Works by Johnny Hunt

FAITH THAT WORKS

James 2:l4-26



INTRODUCTION: If faith is only something we talk about, it is
dead. James is refuting a heresy claiming that salvation has no
bearing on how we live.

EXAMPLE: Martin Luther; Romans deals with justification; James
deals w/validation.

I. WORTHLESS FAITH. v.l4-l7

A. PROFESSION. l4

w/o possession

B. EXPRESSION. 15-16

Ruth Powell

Any declaration of faith that does not result in a
changed life and good works is a false declaration.

C. AFFIRMATION. 17

"Dead" - barren, useless, w/o any value

"Alone" - by itself; true faith brings life, and
life produces good works.




II. WICKED FAITH. v.l8-20

A. FAITH WITHOUT EXPRESSION. l8

1. CLAIMS. 18a

"Show" display, exhibit

2. CHALLENGE. 18b

There is a difference in defending faith and
demonstrating faith.

Titus 1:16, "They profess that they know God,
but in works they deny Him."

B. FEAR BECAUSE OF EXCLUSION. 19

Place of judgment.

Demons are not atheists, or agnostics; believe in God;
deity of Christ.

"Tremble" - it pictures one's hair standing up on end.
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