Live your Faith! James 2

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

James 2:14-26

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“I will show you my faith by my works.”
James 2:18b

  • James answers his own question, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?” Write his answer.
  • What does it mean to have faith (see also Romans 10:8-13)?
  • How does James say he (and you) will show faith?
  • Here James uses Abraham as an example of living his faith. Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac proved his faith. According to v. 23 (and Genesis 15:6) what did Abraham do to be found righteous?
  • Abraham’s actions revealed what was in his heart. See Luke 6:43-45 and write down how we all reveal our true heart.
  • As a result, what was Abraham called?
  • You, too, exhibit that you are a friend of God when you live your faith. Read Colossians 3:12-17 & write down  the traits and actions that characterize a Christian.
  • We’ve discussed before that we have a purpose here on earth. But, let’s revisit Matthew 5:14-16. Jesus speaks to you saying, “You are the light of the world.” What is the purpose in you revealing your light before men?
  • Give God the glory…seek today to spread the light of Christ by the way you act. Write at least one change you can make today to reveal your faith and His love.

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Don’t let your faith be dead..seek to live your faith!!!!!!!!  I will be praying for you! 

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Fulfill the Royal Law! James 2

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

James 2:1-12

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“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture,
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing well.”
James 2:8

  • Do you look at the people as God sees them?
  • When you judge someone by how they look, what do you become?
  • How does God see the poor?
  • In order to fulfill the “royal law” how should you act toward others?
  • The law finds you guilty when you________.
  • It is easy to think “that’s a little sin” or “it’s not that bad,”  but James tells us here when you fail at keeping one part of the law you are guilty of what offense?
  • By your actions you may not have committed every sin, you have still broken the whole law. But, praise God we know Jesus and it is through His blood – God’s mercy – that we receive righteousness and not on our own merit. For this reason, how are you called to look at others?
  • Is there a consequence when you do not have this attitude?
  • Has this passage changed the way you look at the lives of those around you? Write about it…

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God love you…love others with that same love!  I will be praying for you! 

Be a Doer! James 1

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage

James 1:19-27

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” But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” 
James 1:22

  • Write about what verse 19 instructs you to “be”.
  • Anger fails to produce what in you?
  • Describe the characteristics you are called to put away?
  • Instead, God freely gives…what are you called to receive?
  • Verse 22 gives you a call to action…write it down!
  • Record the result of being a doer who acts.
  • Rewrite verse 26 and begin it with “If I think”…
  • Write down how you can show that you are a doer of “pure and undefiled” religion.
  • Do your actions match your words? Pray and ask God to search your heart and guide you on your path to knowing Him. Write down how He is moving your heart today…

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Be a doer of the word!  I will be praying for you!