How Do Works Justify?
March 12, 2023

How Do Works Justify?

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Passage: James 2:20-26
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James 2:20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled 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 Rahab the prostitute justified by works 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.

Since grace fueled faith empowers obedience to God. Your works give crucial evidence of your genuine relationship with him.
I. The Patriarch's Example of Obedience
II. The Prostitute's Example of Obedience
III. Your Personal Example of Obedience

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