First Baptist Church Statesboro
everyday faith: Living by Faith
September 27, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 2:14-26

everyday faith: Living by Faith

September 27, 2020 / James 2:14-26

September 27, 2020

Living by Faith (James 2:14-26)


Main Thing to Know:

True faith is not what I but what I


Faith & Good Works:

  • Some people have works
  • Some people have faith
  • Some people have faith


For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works (Ephesians 2:8-10)


It is therefore faith alone which justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone.

—John Calvin, Antidote to the Council of Trent (1547)


Two Old Testament Examples:

  • (v. 21-23)
  • (v. 25)


The Good Works of Godliness & Obedience:

  • our faith (v. 14-17)

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day;

I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.

The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear,

Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear;

For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give,

But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

—Edgar Guest


  • our faith (v. 18-20)

Whether the issue is marriage and sexuality or money and care for the poor, evangelicals today are living scandalously unbiblical lives . . . in many crucial areas evangelicals are not living any differently from their unbelieving neighbors.

—Ron Sider, The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience

  • our faith (v. 21-26)

Your faith will be in exact proportion to your obedience.

—F.B. Meyer, The Secret of Guidance

Personal Questions:

(1) Does my life give evidence of a ?

(2) What area of disobedience is my spiritual growth?

(3) How will I live by faith this week?


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