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James 2:14-26 - Screen Doors on Submarines

Kevin Finkenbinder

James 2:14-26 - Screen Doors on Submarines

  1. Tell me about a person you know who claims to be a Christian but does nothing for Christ. What is the basis of their claim to be a Christian?

James 2:14

  1. What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works?
  2. Can that faith save him?

James 2:15-16

  1. How would you feel if you were hungry and someone came, said some nice words and left you as you were?
  2. Would you be willing to listen the next time someone came and said nice words?

James 2:17


  1. What parts of this mousetrap are optional?
    breakdown of parts of a mouse trap
  2. How does faith fail if it does not result in works?

James 2:18

  1. Tell me about a person you know who does a lot of good work, but who is not a Christian. Do they have hope for eternity?
  2. Can a Christian rely on works without having faith?

James 2:19-20

  1. A common answer when you try to share Christ, is “I believe in God, I’m OK.” How does this verse respond to that answer?

James 2:21-24

Genesis 15:6, Romans 4:22, Galatians 3:6, James 2:23

  1. Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac in Genesis 22. Did he have faith before this trial?

Isaiah 41:8, 2 Chronicles 20:7

  1. Abraham was called a friend of God long after he died. Will we always see the results of our faithful works in our lives?
  2. Will we eventually see the result of our faithful works? How do you know? James 1:12, Matthew 5:12; 6:4-6, Luke 12:33-34, Hebrews 11:6

James 2:25

  1. Read Joshua 2:17-18, 6:17;22-23. When was Rahab saved from the fall of Jericho?

James 2:26

  1. According to this, what will happen to our faith if we don’t live it out?
  2. What is the best way to revive dying faith?