Sermon Notes 2023 03 19 AM

March 19, 2023 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#14 in series)

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Undivided: Faith That Works (Part 1)


James 2:14-26


Key Truth: It’s __ to have works without saving faith, but it is __ to have saving faith without works.


What does this passage teach us about faith that works?

  • __ faith is always accompanied by __ works (v.14-18).


Saving faith involves the whole person (mind, emotions, and will). The mind __ the truth; the heart __ the truth; and the will __ upon the truth.


Warren Wiersbe taught this section by describing 3 different kinds of faith:


1. __ faith (v.17,20,26): (“faith without works is dead”) A type of faith that impacts the mind alone.


2. __ faith (v.19-20): (“the demons also believe, and shudder”) Faith that impacts the mind and emotions.

Belief in the God of Deuteronomy 6:4 without __ to the God of Deuteronomy 6:5 is what __ do. That’s NOT saving faith.


3. __ faith (v.21-26): (“faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected”) Dynamic faith is a faith that impacts the mind, the emotions, and the will.


John Calvin wrote, “It is faith alone that justifies, but faith that justifies can never be alone.”


Current __ is a stronger indicator of salvation than past __.


Salvation does not produce immediate __, but it does bring a new __.