Faith that Works – Week Seven – A Faith with action is alive
May 24, 2020
A FAITH WITH ACTIONS IS ALIVE – a faith without actions is dead
14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”
19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.[a] Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
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WE UNDERSTAND THAT FAITH IS NOT
Titus 3:5 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we done BY US, but because of HIS MERCY.
Ephesians 2:8-9 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done,
WE WILL be known by fruit
Matthew 7:20 Just like you can identify a tree by its fruit you can identify people by actions
faith like Demons
21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”[b] He was even called the friend of God.[c] 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.
25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath,[d] so also faith is dead without good works.
ACTIONS MADE THEIR FAITH COMPLETE
Self evaluation — have I changed? Am I being transformed?
Is God Noticeable through my actions?
ACTION PLAN: Take the following steps this week.
- Make Jesus 1st place
- [email protected] (decisions)
- give in gratitude – Trust God enough to give back to him
- small groups – zoom
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