Dead Faith – Part 2

James 2:26: “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” When we looked at James 2:17, we distinguished between dead faith and no faith. No faith means that a person has never trusted in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. A dead faith is simply a faith that... Continue Reading →

Example #2 of Dynamic Faith: Rehab the Prostitute

James 2:25: “In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?”  Dynamic faith is when intellect, emotion, and will are all operating together. Combining faith and works leads to growth.  James provides two... Continue Reading →

Considered Righteous

James 2:24: “You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.” Often people confuse the “dead faith” in James with “no faith,” but that isn’t the case at all. If something is dead, that means at one point it was alive. It was working. James is talking... Continue Reading →

Dynamic Faith Example #1: Abraham

James 2:21-23: “Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? Abraham’s faith and actions were working together; his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be a Fool

James 2:20: “You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?” This is a transition verse. It bridges between dead and demonic faith to dynamic faith. A dynamic faith is one that is validated by works. It is a beautiful sight to see when our head knowledge and heart feelings match... Continue Reading →

Faith of Demons

James 2:18-19: “But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” Warren Wiersbe has described the faith mentioned in these two verses as demonic... Continue Reading →

Dead Faith

James 2:17: “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James stops dancing around the issue and boldly proclaims the importance of works in the life of a believer. Often people confuse the “dead faith” in James with “no faith,” but that isn’t the case at all. If... Continue Reading →

Empty Words

James 2:15-16: “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” The faith and deeds discussion continues with a practical example. Here, someone is presented with basic... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for Judgment?

James 2:12-13: “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”  “Speak and act” means we are to have total obedience to the Word of God. We are to... Continue Reading →

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