Justification by Faith That Works
Passage: James 2:20–2:26
The primary subject of the letter of James is faith. This is the root word, pisteúō [πιστεύω]. It its simplest form, this word means to believe or trust.
James teaches us about faith by providing the evidences of faith and the examples of faith.
1A. THE EVIDENCES OF FAITH
2A. THE EXAMPLES OF FAITH
1B. Abraham (verses 21-23; Romans 4:3; Hebrews 11:8-12; Genesis 12:1-4; Genesis 15:1-6,12,17; Genesis 22:1-19)
2B. Rahab (verse 25; Matthew 1:5; Hebrews 11:31; Judges 2:1-11)
James 2:24 “You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.”
James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
- Faith is committing your life to Christ
- Faith is consecrating your life to Christ