Faith and works

Faith without works“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:17 (ESV)

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It is one thing to believe in God…but real faith expresses itself in action. Because real faith recognizes that there is an eternity that follows death and what we do in this life matters throughout that eternity…real faith will be engaged in action.

That action will always include in some way drawing others to Christ and growing them in their faith.

Real faith will go to the lost.

Real faith will grow into maturity and help others grow as well.

James knew this…that’s why he wrote that faith that wasn’t active…wasn’t real.

If you are reading this and have verbally expressed faith for some time, but you’ve not yet gone to the lost…you’ve not progressed in putting off your sin…you’ve not been active in helping others grow…then I’m sorry…your faith isn’t real.

Jesus taught in John 15:2 that those who didn’t bear fruit would be taken away.

The Apostles knew this…lived it…and were willing to die for it.

If your faith isn’t real…just admit it…and make it real today.

Confess your sin and that you’ve been living a lie.

He’ll forgive you.

Place your trust in Jesus and commit to living your life for Him.

He’ll send you the Holy Spirit…and your life will never be the same…

Prayer: Lord show me the fruit You want me to bear and empower me to accomplish the works You have for me.

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