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    • Psalm 37:3-6 James 2:14-26
      • Intro
      • Determined will of God - Sovereign Will
          • It is that which will happen. It is unconditional, unchangeable, and purposeful. And it is unpredictable and inevitable. And most importantly, it is mysterious .
          • Ephesians 1:11 says that God “works all things after the counsel of His will.”
          • “ For God causes all things (good and bad things) to work together for good to those who love God.” (Romans 8:28).
      • Desired will of God - Moral Will
          • It is not inevitable. It may or may not happen. We can choose not to do it. And most significant, it is not a mystery. It is something that we can know and should do.
          • Believers are instructed to be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we can “prove what the will of God is” (Romans 12:2). The desired or moral will of God is something we can discover. And we discover His will in His Word.
        • God wants you to be saved (II Peter 3:9) – “ The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”
        • II Corinthians 13:5, “ Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test? ”
        • James 1:22, “ Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. ”
      • I. Dead Faith (James 2:14-17) - Belief without Benevolence
        • Dead faith is false faith, and it is dangerous because it gives false confidence of eternal life.
      • II. Demonic Faith (James 2:18, 19) - Creed without Conduct
        • vs.19 - Even demons have faith, but what is it that they believe?
          • They believe in the existence of God; not atheists.
          • They believe Christ is the Son of God (Mark 3:11, 12).
          • They believe Christ will Judge the world and them (Mark 5:1-13).
          • They believe there is only one God (James 2:19; Deuteronomy 6:4).
        • Things that neither prove nor disprove the genuineness of saving faith (In other words, you can be a Christian and possess these things or be a non-Christian and still possess them):
          • Ethics - (Matthew 6:1-18 - giving, prayer, fasting)
          • Knowledge - Even demons know who Christ is, the Son of God (Luke 4:41)
          • Ministry (Matthew 7:22,23)
          • Time of decision
      • III. Dynamic faith (James 2:20-26) - Truth with Transformation