This week we will be studying James 2, Christian Conduct. The key verse is:
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)
Yesterday we looked at faith and works. Today will look at examples of faith plus works.
Examples of Faith plus Works v 21-26
a) Abraham v 21-24
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
b) Rahab v 25-26
Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
- Respect all persons equally
- Keeping the law is unattainable
- Faith without works is dead
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001