James 2:14-26 - Screen Doors on Submarines
- 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?
- What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works?
- Can that faith save him?
- How would you feel if you were hungry and someone came, said some nice words and left you as you were?
- Would you be willing to listen the next time someone came and said nice words?
- What parts of this mousetrap are optional?
- How does faith fail if it does not result in works?
- 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?
- Can a Christian rely on works without having faith?
- 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?
Genesis 15:6, Romans 4:22, Galatians 3:6, James 2:23
- Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac in Genesis 22. Did he have faith before this trial?
Isaiah 41:8, 2 Chronicles 20:7
- Abraham was called a friend of God long after he died. Will we always see the results of our faithful works in our lives?
- 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
- Read Joshua 2:17-18, 6:17;22-23. When was Rahab saved from the fall of Jericho?
- According to this, what will happen to our faith if we don’t live it out?
- What is the best way to revive dying faith?