SPEAKER: Troy Champ
There is nothing you can DO to earn God’s favor. With grace, it doesn’t matter how often you come to church, how loud you sing, or how much you serve or give. There is absolutely nothing you can do to earn God’s favor or make yourself worthy of it. But the good news is, you don’t have to! It’s a gift! As you embrace his grace by faith, just remember, real faith works. First, James says faith without works is useless. Then he says faith without works is dead. He shows us what a healthy, living faith looks like. If we grasp what James is saying, and we put these words into practice, we will experience more joy and peace as we join God in what He’s doing on earth.
How have you responded to your faith? How has it shaped you? How has it impacted your behavior, your words, your thoughts, and your actions? James wants us to see that true faith reveals itself in the way we live and the way we love.
Examine the effect of your faith. How is it impacting your thoughts, words, and relationships? What would the people closest to you say? Consider the impact of finding a real faith. If you’ve written off faith because it doesn’t work, don’t write off God.
Book Recommendation: “Salvation by Allegiance Alone” by Matthew Bates
Primary text: James 2:14-26
Other texts in this message: John 2:23-24, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 3:28
WORSHIP SONG LIST
Your Name written by Paul Baloche and Glen Packiam
What a Beautiful Name written by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood
There is None Like You written by Lenny LeBlanc
When I Think About the Lord written by James Huey
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John 2:23-24, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 3:28, Real Faith Works, Troy Champ, Faith, Works, Deeds