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  • Living Faith / Dead Faith

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    The Bible speaks of a faith that is dead and living faith that empowers the Christian life. This study examines the scriptures that teach about faith and explain how that faith is not the product of man’s efforts, but the gift of God.

  • The Revelation To Sardis - "Dear Sardis - You Are Dead”. Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Letter to the Church of Sardis - Dead Faith. Reputation without Works

    The Revelation to Sardis - “Dear Sardis - You are Dead”. AMAZING STATISTIC: Imagine a company that has more than 500 employees and has the following record: 29 accused of spousal abuse, 7 arrested for fraud, 19 accused of writing bad checks, 117 directly or indirectly bankrupted, ...read more

  • Being A Do-Gooder Doesn't Get It!

    Contributed by Dewayne Gamez on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 8 ratings

    You cannot enter heaven based upon your works alone, nor can you get there with a dead faith !!!

    Works Are A Response To Our Faith James 2:14-26 How many of us know someone that honestly believes that they can get to heaven as a result of their good deeds? I think that we all have met someone like that, haven’t we? I am saddened when I hear about these people. They truly are lost in ...read more

  • Faith Clearly Defined

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 29, 2007

    There are two kinds of dead faith and only one kind of living faith. And God is the Judge of which kind we have.

    Passage: James 2:14-26 Intro: Last winter we had a nasty cold snap here. 1. lots of trees that looked dead on our campus, but that have all come back 2. daughtter Amy and her husband Brycen not so fortunate. 3. 3 Ficus trees, all lost leaves, and in spite of valiant efforts, never ...read more

  • Vital Faith

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on May 23, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    To be vital and biblical, faith must work. Faith without works is dead. Faith lived in loving generosity of spirit toward others is what God wants from His people

    Sermon for CATM - “Vital Faith” Recently my father had a medical procedure to correct a problem that he had with his heart. It was called an angioplasty. The flow of blood to his heart was 80% restricted and a heart attack was just waiting to happen. So the doctor inserted a catheter ...read more

  • Believable Faith Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    A look at the types of Faith that James describes. Dead faith; Your saved but your not doing anything for the kingdom of God. Devils faith; you don’t work for Him, although you may believe in Him from a distance, but that is as far as it goes. Active (Doi

    Believable Faith James 2:14-26 Introduction There are three things I want to accomplish this morning using this text. First I want us to look at the scriptures to what Paul says about works and what James says about works and see if they contradict each other or compliment each other. Second I ...read more

  • Fleshing Out Your Faith Series

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Examine the relationship between faith and works.

    Has your faith been fleshed out? When something is fleshed out you put skin, flesh and meat over the bones. The same must occur in our spiritual lives. Our faith must be covered with substance. Without substance there is no faith. James spoke of the relationship between faith and works. Without ...read more

  • False Faith Or Fantastic Faith

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Jul 25, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    God knows whether or not I am saved based on my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    FALSE FAITH OR FANTASTIC FAITH James 2:14-26 In this section of the book of James is where some people think James contradicts the teaching of Paul. Paul teaches that a person is saved by grace through faith plus nothing. Remember, Paul is dealing with the inward man. God knows whether or not I ...read more

  • Developing A Dynamic Faith Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 329 ratings

    James warns us that faith that does nothing at all is not real faith. Faith can be either dead, demonic, but God is looking for dynamic faith from His followers.

    Read Text: James 2:14-26 Over the centuries, the human race has passed along alot of wisdom from generation to generation. “Wise old sayings” are a part of every day life, and we use them without thinking. “A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.” Lots of great insight into life is passed ...read more

  • Have Faith, Will Work

    Contributed by David Rogers on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon depicting the importance of faith and how a true saving faith will be shown by works.

    Have Faith, Will Work James 2:14-16 Introduction Faith is certainly an essential element in the Christians life for without faith it is impossible to please God. Look at Hebrews 11:6 which says “but without faith it is impossible to please Him: for He that cometh to must believe that He ...read more

  • The Vital Signs Of Faith

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    This is about living faith.

    How do you check to see if someone is alive? You check for vital signs. You check their pulse. You find out if the person is breathing. You may check for blood pressure. You might ask if the person can move their fingers or toes. You may even holler out the person’s name. There are several ...read more

  • Getting Your Faith Out Of The Tomb

    Contributed by Wayne Burnett on Apr 24, 2001
    based on 121 ratings


    GETTING YOUR FAITH OUT OF THE TOMB JOHN 19:40 - 20:2, 19-30 I. THE EMPTY TOMB A. The resurrection of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith B. The thing I want to deal with is not the resurrection of Jesus but the dead faith of the disciples C. It wasn’t the body of Jesus that was ...read more

  • Fabulous Faith Or False Faith.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Feb 14, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    We are told in Hebrews 11: 6, “without faith it is impossible to please God.” It is not according to your fortune, your fame, and friends, but according to your faith in pleasing God. Jesus put a premium on faith.

    Fabulous faith or false faith. James 2: 14 -- 26. 02/13/05 We have been talking about facing life with faith now for several Sundays. Faith is the key to pleasing God. We are told in Hebrews 11: 6, “without faith it is impossible to please God.” It is not according to your fortune, your ...read more

  • Faith And Works

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    James says that faith will evidence itself in real works if it is a living faith

    Faith and Works 7/25/05 am, SBC Philippi, Rev. Jeff Simms Faith and Works James 2:14-26 Primary Purpose: To discuss what a real and living faith looks like Let’s pretend for a moment that you’ve suffered a terrible loss of home, clothing and food in a terrible disaster. All you have ...read more

  • Resuscitating Your Faith Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Jun 7, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    This is the sixth in a series walking through the book of James, and exploring ways to make our faith practical in daily life. This week explores true faith combining knowledge and emotions with action.

    (This message was introduced with a clip from the movie "Signs", featuring Mel Gibson. During the movie, there is an evening conversation between the character played by Gibson and his brother. It takes place on a coach, with the children sleeping beside them, and is a powerful reflection on ...read more