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James 2 - AMP

2 For if a person comes into your congregation whose hands are adorned with gold rings and who is wearing splendid apparel, and also a poor in shabby clothes comes in, 3 And you pay special attention to the one who wears the splendid clothes and say to him, Sit here in this preferable seat! while you tell the poor , Stand there! or, Sit there on the floor at my feet! 4 Are you not discriminating among your own and becoming critics and judges with wrong motives? 5 Listen, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and in their position as believers and to inherit the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him? 6 But you have insulted (humiliated, dishonored, and shown your contempt for) the poor. Is it not the rich who domineer over you? Is it not they who drag you into the law courts? 7 Is it not they who slander and blaspheme that precious name by which you are distinguished and called ? 8 If indeed you fulfill the royal Law in accordance with the Scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well. 9 But if you show servile regard (prejudice, favoritism) for people, you commit sin and are rebuked and convicted by the Law as violators and offenders. 10 For whosoever keeps the Law whole but stumbles and offends in one has become guilty of all of it. 11 For He Who said, You shall not commit adultery, also said, You shall not kill. If you do not commit adultery but do kill, you have become guilty of transgressing the Law. 12 So speak and so act as who are to be judged under the law of liberty . 13 For to him who has shown no mercy the judgment merciless, but mercy exults victoriously over judgment. 14 What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no works ? Can faith save ? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day, 16 And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do? 17 So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead). 18 But someone will say , You have faith, and I have works. Now you show me your faith apart from any works , and I by works will show you my faith. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe and shudder ! 20 Are you willing to be shown , you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from works is inactive and ineffective and worthless? 21 Was not our forefather Abraham justified (made acceptable to God) by works when he brought to the altar as an offering his son Isaac? 22 You see that faith was cooperating with his works, and faith was completed and reached its supreme expression by works. 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God's will in thought and deed), and he was called God's friend. 24 You see that a man is justified (pronounced righteous before God) through what he does and not alone through faith . 25 So also with Rahab the harlot--was she not shown to be justified (pronounced righteous before God) by deeds when she took in the scouts (spies) and sent them away by a different route? 26 For as the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from works of obedience is also dead.

Sermons on James 2 More sermons: James 2

randy edwards avatar
Bona Fide- a study of James- Genuine Christian living- part 1- introduction
Shared by: randy edwards on Jan, 2017
Summary: Part 1 of our James sermon series on Bona Fide Christian living
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Scripture: James 2:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 32
John Doe avatar
God doesn't have a Drive-Thru Window.
Shared by: John Doe on Dec, 2016
Summary: God is not a fast food resteraunt with a drive-thru. We don't get our salvation OUR way, but rather, we take it God's way, or we just DON'T get it.
David Rigg avatar
Believing That Won't Save You
Shared by: David Rigg on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with demons and what they believe and yet they will end up in hell.
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Scripture: James 2:17-19
Views: 156
Derek Geldart avatar
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Oct, 2016
Summary: Faith without deeds is dead and useless. Faith with deeds points to God the Father in heaven!
Scripture: James 2:14-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 153
Vili  Costescu avatar
Kingdom Values - Mercy
Shared by: Vili Costescu on May, 2016
Summary: A new perspective on the concept of Mercy - a discretionary power to mitigate conflict or to grant forgiveness
Scripture: James 2:13
Denomination: Adventist
Views: 254
David Edison Thella avatar
This is possible in New Testament
Shared by: David Edison Thella on Feb, 2016
Summary: Just wanted to open few things that Christians tend to forget
Scripture: James 2:24
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 227
Chuck Sligh avatar
A Friend of God
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jan, 2016
Summary: A Friend's Day sermon
David Henderson avatar
"Playing Favorites at Church"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Whether you realize it or not all of us have a list of certain people we like to be with and if were honest we have a list of people we don’t like to be with. There are desirable people and there are undesirable people.
Series: FaithWorks
Scripture: James 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 365
David Rigg avatar
What Do Demons Believe?
Shared by: David Rigg on Nov, 2015
Summary: This sermon examines what demons believe and why that's not enough to get to heaven. It applies to the many who say they believe in God and yet might not end up in heaven.
Scripture: James 2:17-19
Views: 952
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Faith in action
Shared by: Daniel De Bruin on Nov, 2015
Summary: If there were ever a time in the history of the church where believers needs to start practice what they preach; then that time is now. People are not easily convinced by our words, but they are drawn by our actions.
Series: Faith
Paul Clemente avatar
What is true faith?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Nov, 2015
Summary: If people are saved through faith, we must understand God's definition of faith!
Series: James
Scripture: James 2:14-27
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 203
Paul Clemente avatar
Love our Neighbor?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2015
Summary: What does it mean to love your neighbor?
Series: James
Scripture: James 2:1-13
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 302
Lynn Malone avatar
Connected: Instagram
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Oct, 2015
Summary: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our actions as disciples, when they reflect the faith we have, should be worth far more.
Stephen Belokur avatar
The Sin of Partiality - James 2:1-13
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Sep, 2015
Summary: Why is showing preference to the rich a sin? And, is it really as much of a sin as murder or adultery?
Series: James
Scripture: James 2:1-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 311
Jeffrey  Sims avatar
Can't have one without the other
Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Sep, 2015
Summary: Hopefully this sermon will explain that faith moves us to do good works. It also shows that it is our actions that count not just things we say and we should evaluate our spiritual lives regularly
Scripture: James 2:14-26
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 376
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Paddington goes to Syria
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Sep, 2015
Summary: A sermon about healings and answered prayers and refugees and treating people equally and Paddington Bear and .... and ... well, and really not being able to stop talking because it is such good news
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Learning from One Another; Serving with One Another"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Sep, 2015
Summary: A sermon about serving with the poor.
Scripture: James 2:1-10
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 703
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Faith Walkers
Shared by: Dr. Lewis W. Gregory on Sep, 2015
Summary: Faith Walkers are people who make a Difference! Are you making a difference? You can if you discover the secret to walking by faith.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Inhale And Exhale The Gospel
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2015
Summary: In the Christian life faith and works go together like inhaling and exhaling. Billy Graham stated it in these terms: Faith is taking the Gospel in; works is taking the Gospel out."
Paul Basehore avatar
Straight Outta Context: Jeremiah 29:11
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2015
Summary: Jeremiah 29:11 is not about our own personal fulfillment, it’s about our spiritual fulfillment. If we take scripture out of context, we run the risk of making scripture fit our life, instead of making our life fit scripture.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Faith Should Be Spelled RISK
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2015
Summary: For the Christian, Faith is not spelled "F-A-I-T-H" it is spelled "R-I-S-K." If something is not a risk, then it really does not require Faith.
Dave McFadden avatar
“Pure Religion Reveals Faith Through Work For God”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jul, 2015
Summary: James discusses the external evidence of one's salvation.
Mike Fogerson avatar
Introduction: Setting Our Sights on the Super 8
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jul, 2015
Summary: Introduction: A Saint & Sinner alike are familiar with these phrases, “Blessed are the . . . poor in spirit, those who mourn, gentle, those who hunger & thirst for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, persecuted.”
Scripture: James 2:18-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 626
Dave McFadden avatar
“Pure Religion Rejoices with the People of God”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jun, 2015
Summary: James tells us that pure religion sees the ground as level at the foot of the cross.
Scripture: James 2:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 248
Greg Gordon avatar
Having No Mercy for Others, Only for Ourselves
Shared by: Greg Gordon on Jun, 2015
Summary: Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. – James 2:13
Scripture: James 2:13
Views: 418
Buffy Cook avatar
The Sin of Partiality
Shared by: Buffy Cook on Apr, 2015
Summary: "For Dummies" books are a raging success! Why? Full of practical wisdom and simple "How To's" Wouldn't a "Christianity for Dummies," a book full of practical wisdom & simple How Tos on how to live out our faith, be great? James & this series is JUST THAT
Scripture: James 2:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 291
Buffy Cook avatar
Faith Without Works
Shared by: Buffy Cook on Apr, 2015
Summary: "For Dummies" books are a raging success! Why? Full of practical wisdom and simple "How To's" Wouldn't a "Christianity for Dummies," a book full of practical wisdom & simple How Tos on how to live out our faith, be great? James & this series is JUST THAT
Greg Nance avatar
How Faith Works
Shared by: Greg Nance on Feb, 2015
Summary: Paul and James agree. Faith works. How? Here's where we need both of these to help us understand.
Series: James
Greg Nance avatar
Favoritism vs Faith
Shared by: Greg Nance on Feb, 2015
Summary: Some things are inconsistent with faith in Jesus Christ. Playing favorites in church is sin, plain and simple.
Series: James
Rodney Coe avatar
Prove It
Shared by: Rodney Coe on Feb, 2015
Summary: What does it mean to be a doer of the Word?
Series: James