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The James Series – Chapter Two – “Talk is Cheap”
September 13, 2020

The James Series – Chapter Two – “Talk is Cheap”

September 13, 2020

The Two Big Questions; what does it means and how can we become; a more Follower of Christ?

James Chapter 2:1-12– No period

James 2:12,13 (NLT); So, whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you . There will be mercy for those who have not shown mercy to . But if you have been merciful, will be merciful when He judges you.

Mercy and grace towards others; are options, for those who call themselves Christians. Maturity recognizes grace is for all. As a believer; you cannot show grace and mercy as well as

James 2:14-17 (NLT); What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your ? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and well”-but then you give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So, you see, faith by isn’t enough. Unless it good deeds, it is and useless.

Spirit-led believers; to His leading and strive to meet both spiritual and tangible need. James is saying; that faith is to be lived out. James is saying; that our of faith, enabled us to receive salvation, which is lived out in actions.

James 2:18-20 (NLT); Now someone may argue, “Some people have ; others have good .” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you have good deeds? I will show you my faith my good deeds.” You say you have faith, for you that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith good deeds is useless?

We are Justified by faith and Justified by works both James and Paul are correct.

Romans 5:1,2 (NLT); Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by , we have peace with God of Jesus Christ our Lord has for us. Because of our faith, Christ has us into this place of undeserved where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

The colour of our skin has nothing to do with the privilege of salvation.

James is not saying salvation is possible by works. It is incorrect to suggest that James is saying is possible by works. We by Faith and Not by Sight. Christian maturity WALKS by faith, not simply Talks by faith.

Paul’s declaration of justification by faith does not conflict with that of James. Faith salvation and works salvation. Works declares salvation and that salvation through is available to “.”

Greg Kohl wrote: “Christians need “justification” plus “justification.” Faith alone saves, but faith that is alone is not the genuine article. It’s not saving faith.” Greg Kohl

Matthew Henry Commentary; “Thus we see that our persons are justified before by faith, but our faith is justified before by works.”

In other words, TALK is ! Faith is a , faith for salvation is our first step, not God’s. Only because of Jesus makes salvation .

Only grace because of Jesus makes salvation possible. We save ourselves by works. Our maturity in Christ is shown by and


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