Can Your Faith Save You?

July 17, 2022   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Faith-FULL, pt 6 – “Can your faith save you?”

There are things we  that have no bearing on how we .

There are things we  that end up .

James 2:14-17
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has  but does not have ? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “,” without giving them the things needed for the body, ? 17 So also , if it does not have works, is .

Faith / Works
Faith and works are not 
they are .

James 2:18-19
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.”  apart from your works, and  by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; . Even the —and shudder!

Acts 16:31
 in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Intellectual belief

Influential belief

“There must be faith and deeds. It is only through deeds that faith can prove and demonstrate itself; and it is only through faith that deeds will be attempted and done. Faith is bound to overflow into action; and action begins only when a man has faith in some great cause or principle that God has presented to him”
 William Barclay

James 2:20-21
Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not  our father  when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar?

James 2:22-26
You see that  along with his works, and  by his works; 23 and the  that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also  the prostitute  when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

James 2:23
and the 

Genesis 15:6
And he  the Lord, and he .

James 2:24
You see that a person is  and .

Romans 3:28
For we hold that one is  of the law.

Galatians 2:16
yet we know that  of the law  in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be  of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

: Justified by 

: Justified by 

*“Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.” *- John the Baptist

“let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Jesus

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to .  Paul

Titus 1:16
They  to know God, but they . They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.

Matthew 7:21-23
* to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,  the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’*

The difference between James and Paul is where they are in the conversation….
Paul is talking about 
James is talking about 

Paul is talking about the .
James is talking about the .

Paul is talking about .
James is talking about .

“It is faith alone that justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone”
 John Calvin

Can  faith save you?

2 Corinthians 13:5
, to see whether you are in the faith. . Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that —unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

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