When Life doesn’t Add Up - A Journey through the Book of James - Part 9 (James 2:18-26)



When Life doesn’t Add Up
A Journey through the Book of James 
Part 9 (James 2:18-26)

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 

legal Christian vs. skillful Christian

19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? 

faith vs. the Object of the faith

21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 
22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 

Covenantal Relationship (benefits & obligations)

23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 

24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.

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