A dead faith, a demon faith, and a damning faith. Faith without works is dead. James 2
Favouritism is a violation of the royal law of love. James 2:8-13
“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory.” James 2:1 [Apologies for the low audio quality].
“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. ” (James 1:26-27 ESV)
The licentious son, the loving father, and the legalistic son. Luke 15:11-32
“Know this my beloved brothers: let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:17-20
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person […]
“Count it all joy my brothers, when you experience trials of many kinds.” (James 1:2) WHEN we go through the trials of life, James teaches us how we can triumph, and understand that “the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”