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  • What good is it, my brothers & sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes & daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm & well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. JAMES 2:14-26
  • But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, & I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—& shudder. You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? JAMES 2:14-26
  • Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith & his actions were working together, & his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, & it was credited to him as righteousness,” & he was called God’s friend. JAMES 2:14-26
  • You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do & not by faith alone. In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies & sent them off in a different direction? As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. JAMES 2:14-26
  • ISAIAH 58:6-7 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice & untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free & break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry & to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, & not to turn away from your own flesh & blood?
  • ISAIAH 58:9b - 10 If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger & malicious talk, & if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry & satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, & your night will become like the noonday.
  • ROMANS 2:6* God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” *NOTE: Psalm 62:12; Proverbs 24:12
  • GALATIANS 2:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor un-circumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
  • MATTHEW 25:42-43 For I was hungry & you gave Me nothing to eat, I was thirsty & you gave Me nothing to drink, I was a stranger & you did not invite Me in, I needed clothes & you did not clothe Me, I was sick & in prison & you did not look after Me.
  • MATTHEW 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
  • Mark 1:15
  • What is God Saying to me? What am I going to do about it?
  • Change of mind/ direction Belief put into tangible action
  • Use the learning circle to process & come to one specific action point on any “kairos” question” you’re facing right now, big or small… SOUL TRAINING EXERCISE
  • THE QUESTION OF THE DAY DO I REALLY HAVE FAITH… DO I REALLY BELIEVE… IF I’M NOT WILLING TO ACT ON IT?