March 19, 2023 AM
(#14 in series)
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Undivided: Faith That Works (Part 1)
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 __.