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James 2 - NIV

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?

15 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?

17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18 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.

19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[a] ?

21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?

22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,”[b] and he was called God’s friend.

24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

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?

26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.


Footnotes

a. James 2:20 Some early manuscripts dead
b. James 2:23 Gen.?15:6


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Perry Greene avatar
The Show Me State
Shared by: Perry Greene on Feb, 2017
Summary: To "Get Real!" and be genuine in our world, we must live in the state (condition) of showing our faith, not hiding it. We are challenged to see the unseen; live with certainty, and put our faith into practice.
Series: Get Real!
Derrick Tuper avatar
Are You Religious? (part three)
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2017
Summary: What does it mean to become polluted by the world? To be polluted means our thinking and behaviors are of the world. We are subscribing to its philosophies and ideals. We are liviing in accordance with the sinful nature. So how do we become unpolluted?
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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
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 2:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 50
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.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 2:17-19
Views: 169
Derek Geldart avatar
FAITH AND ACTION
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
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: 231
Chuck Sligh avatar
A Friend of God
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jan, 2016
Summary: A Friend's Day sermon
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
Daniel De Bruin avatar
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
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.
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
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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."
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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: 635
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
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
Timothy Enns avatar
Faith in Action
Shared by: Timothy Enns on Nov, 2014
Summary: My wife Lindsay, who co-pastors with me preached this sermon in my series and took on this challenging passage about faith and works.James’ readers gave lip service to the faith and then went home and did as they pleased. Applicable for today's church.
Scripture: James 2:14-26
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 395
Archie Norman avatar
Faith that Works
Shared by: Archie Norman on Oct, 2014
Summary: study in James
Scripture: James 2:14-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 405
Keith Broyles avatar
Putting Your Irons in the Fire
Shared by: Keith Broyles on Oct, 2014
Summary: iVow is a stewardship series using the United Methodist Church membership vows, "I will support this congregation with my prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. This sermon, third in the series, is on service
Series: iVow
Scripture: James 2:14-46
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 275
Paul Barreca avatar
A Friend of God
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Oct, 2014
Summary: A Friends Day Focus explains the doctrine of Reconciliation and invites you to become a Friend of God.
Pat Damiani avatar
Facebook Faith
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2014
Summary: The difference between "Facebook" faith and genuine faith
Scripture: James 2:14-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 631
Chris Jordan avatar
The Royal Law: Love One Another
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jun, 2014
Summary: In James chapter two, we learn about the royal command: to love our neighbour as ourselves.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: James 2:1-17
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,174
Paul Barreca avatar
How to Know that Your Faith is Real
Shared by: Paul Barreca on May, 2014
Summary: James warns us against False Faith and Faithless Works.
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Justified by Works - Does James Contradict Paul?
Shared by: Paul Barreca on May, 2014
Summary: James and Paul seem to be saying something different about faith. But their message is the same. True faith results in a changed life.