Faith that doesn’t save! (James 2:14-26)

Faith that doesn’t save!

James 2:14-26

1. ‘Faith’ that cannot save (James 2:14-20)

  • a useless example (v14-17)
  • the ultimate example of ‘faith’ that cannot save (v19)

2. Faith that saves (James 2:18-26)

  • faith and actions – “don’t just say it, do it!” (v18)
  • two examples of faith that saves
  1. Abraham (v20-24 see also Gen 12:1-4, 22:1-20, Heb 11:17-19)
  2. Rahab (v25-26 see also Joshua 2:8-13)

3. what James is NOT saying

  • Take context into account
  • Notice the way words are used
  • Compare with the rest of the Bible
  • Faith in Action – don’t just say it, do it!

Preacher: Steve Blencowe