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GETTING IT...
PAUL’S Concern        I obey/serve/work  therefore, I’m  ACCEPTED  LEGALISM  Salvation by    WORKS
PAUL’S Concern     JAMES’S Concern        I                   I’m obey/serve/work       ACCEPTED  therefore, I’m        th...
THE BIBLICAL GOSPEL               I’m          ACCEPTED           therefore, I         obey/serve/workSalvation by grace t...
I                             I’m    obey/serve/work              ACCEPTED     therefore, I’m                  therefore, ...
4 ways to understand thefaith/works relationship...
4 ways to understand the faith/works relationship...1. works >>> salvation
4 ways to understand the faith/works relationship...1. works >>> salvation2. works + faith >>> salvation
4 ways to understand the faith/works relationship...1. works >>> salvation2. works + faith >>> salvation3. faith >>> salva...
4 ways to understand the     faith/works relationship...1.   works >>> salvation2.   works + faith >>> salvation3.   faith...
For by grace you have been savedthrough faith; and that not of yourselves,           it is the gift of God;        not as ...
No person can be saved        BY works.    No man can be savedWITHOUT PRODUCING works.
We are saved by faith alone,but not by a faith that is alone.
We are not saved BY good works.We are saved FOR good works.
Sanctification is not the reason     for our justification.   Justification is the motor    for our sanctification.
Our faith is not IN OUR works,       but in Christ’s work.Our faith is SHOWN BY our works.
Our faith is not IN OUR works,       but in Christ’s work.Our faith is SHOWN BY our works.
True faith cannot exist apart from works Works acceptable in the sight of Godcannot be performed without true faith.
JUSTIFIED             Paul means  “declared righteous” before God.     Salvation is by faith alone.              James mea...
FEELING IT...
How is your faithWORKING?
Is your faithLIVING?
Is your faith REAL?
Are youREALLY SAVED?
FIXING IT...
Gospel          Gospelwonder          LIVING& trust
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James 2:14-26 slide deck

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  1. 1. GETTING IT...
  2. 2. PAUL’S Concern I obey/serve/work therefore, I’m ACCEPTED LEGALISM Salvation by WORKS
  3. 3. PAUL’S Concern JAMES’S Concern I I’m obey/serve/work ACCEPTED therefore, I’m therefore, I ACCEPTED DON’T HAVE TO obey/serve/work LEGALISM LAZINESS/LICENSE Salvation by Salvation by WORKS MENTAL ASCENT
  4. 4. THE BIBLICAL GOSPEL I’m ACCEPTED therefore, I obey/serve/workSalvation by grace through faith that produces works
  5. 5. I I’m obey/serve/work ACCEPTED therefore, I’m therefore, I ACCEPTED DON’T HAVE TO obey/serve/work Legalism I’m Laziness/License(Paul’s Concern) ACCEPTED (James’s Concern) therefore, I obey/serve/work The Biblical Gospel
  6. 6. 4 ways to understand thefaith/works relationship...
  7. 7. 4 ways to understand the faith/works relationship...1. works >>> salvation
  8. 8. 4 ways to understand the faith/works relationship...1. works >>> salvation2. works + faith >>> salvation
  9. 9. 4 ways to understand the faith/works relationship...1. works >>> salvation2. works + faith >>> salvation3. faith >>> salvation
  10. 10. 4 ways to understand the faith/works relationship...1. works >>> salvation2. works + faith >>> salvation3. faith >>> salvation4. faith >>> salvation + works
  11. 11. For by grace you have been savedthrough faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10
  12. 12. No person can be saved BY works. No man can be savedWITHOUT PRODUCING works.
  13. 13. We are saved by faith alone,but not by a faith that is alone.
  14. 14. We are not saved BY good works.We are saved FOR good works.
  15. 15. Sanctification is not the reason for our justification. Justification is the motor for our sanctification.
  16. 16. Our faith is not IN OUR works, but in Christ’s work.Our faith is SHOWN BY our works.
  17. 17. Our faith is not IN OUR works, but in Christ’s work.Our faith is SHOWN BY our works.
  18. 18. True faith cannot exist apart from works Works acceptable in the sight of Godcannot be performed without true faith.
  19. 19. JUSTIFIED Paul means “declared righteous” before God. Salvation is by faith alone. James means “proven” or “vindicated.”Salvation is not by a faith that is alone.
  20. 20. FEELING IT...
  21. 21. How is your faithWORKING?
  22. 22. Is your faithLIVING?
  23. 23. Is your faith REAL?
  24. 24. Are youREALLY SAVED?
  25. 25. FIXING IT...
  26. 26. Gospel Gospelwonder LIVING& trust

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