FAITH THAT WORKS
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
I. WORTHLESS FAITH. v.l4-l7
A. PROFESSION. l4
B. EXPRESSION. 15-16
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
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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