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James Symptoms of True Faith

James Symptoms of True Faith

January 28, 2012

True Worship of God James Chapter 2

Two Big Ideas:  Don’t Show Partiality & Show Faith by Works

1. True Worship Does not show partiality  1-13.

Kissing Up to success is pathetic 1-3

Reasons not to Kiss UP 4-13

Exposes your evil

God Chose the poor to be rich in Faith.

Pro. 22:2, 28:6, Ecc 4:13, Mat 6:21.

The rich are oppressing you.

Break the law of Kissing Up makes you guilty of breaking all of  God’s Law.

2. True Worship of God Show Faith Through Works. 14-26

Dead Faith cannot save you. 14-19.   Ephs. 2:1-2, Rom. 4:5, Eph 2:8-9.

Closer look at James 2:24.   Justified by works.   Work   proves Faith.  No Works = No Faith = No Salvation

It’s a Work of God, through the Holy Spirit!

Made Alive!  Col. 2:13, Gal 5:22-23, John 6:65, John 3:5-8,  1 John 4:19.

The Symptoms of Genuine Faith IS WORKS!

Faith without works is Dead.  20-26 Abraham & Rahab?

Jesus says “You will know them by their FRUIT.” Mat 7:15-20. Matt 7:24,

Evidence of Live Faith.  2 Peter 1:3-11.

James True Worship Part II

James True Worship Part II

January 14, 2012

2. True Worship of God OF DOING, NOT JUST HEARING.

Swift to Listen, slow to open mouth & insert foot.  19:20

Learn What God Commands & Do It.  21-27

Consider your Gumption

Fruit of the Spirit Gal. 5:22-25

For Christ’s Love 2 Cor. 5:14-15

Reconciled Romans 5:8-10.

YOU  are the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD! 2 Cor. 5:17-21.

James True Worship Part I

James True Worship Part I

January 14, 2012

True Worship Endures Trials & Temptations  2-18.

With Joy & Patience 2-4

With Wisdom From God 5-8

With A Proper Perspective 9-11

With An Understanding of Temptation 12-15

With An Awareness of The Father’s Goodness  16-18

James Slave of God & Jesus Christ II

James Slave of God & Jesus Christ II

January 6, 2012

Opening Greeting:  James 1:1

A Slave of God & Jesus Christ

To the 12 tribes scattered.  Jewish Christians  scattered by the 1st persecution lead by Saul & Jewish churches started by Paul.   Acts 17: What price have you paid?

Follow Jesus into deeper levels of commitment & LOVE.

Matt 10:39, 16:25,  John 12:25.  Lose Your Life!

Right before the Last Supper the Creator of the Universe washed feet.

Follow Your Savior!

James Slave of God & Jesus Christ I

James Slave of God & Jesus Christ I

January 6, 2012

A universal epistle:  Theology & Exhortation to work.

James 1:1. James,

James who?:  1/2 Brother of Jesus. Mt 13:55

James did not believe Jesus was the Christ. Jn 7:5

He is a follower after the Resurrection. 1 Co 15:7 & Acts 1:14.

A leader in the Jerusalem church. Acts 21:18-19.

Wrote his Epistle shortly before his martyrdom in 62 AD. Either beaten to death or cast down from the temple.

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