Wednesday: Abraham’s Faith

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Read James 2:21-24 and compare it with Romans 4:1-5, Rom 4:22-24. How is the faith of Abraham described in these texts, and on what is justification based? Interestingly, both James and Paul quote Genesis 15:6, but they seem to arrive at opposite conclusions. According to James, Abraham was justified by works, but Paul seems, in … [Click to read more …]


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2015 Q1: Proverbs – Words of the Wise

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Monday: Saving Faith

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Read James 2:18. What is the main point James is making? How do we show our faith by our works? James uses a common rhetorical technique whereby a potential objector comes forward. In this case, the objector tries to drive a wedge between faith and works by suggesting that as long as a person has … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Dead Faith

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What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? (James 2:14, NKJV). How do we understand this verse in the context of salvation by faith alone? Read James 2:15-17; compare Rom. 3:27-28. Faith without works. James gives a vivid illustration of this kind … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Faith that works


Read for This Week’s Study: James 2:14-26; Rom. 3:27-28;Titus 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:2; Rom. 4:1-5; Josh. 2:1-21. Memory Text: For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also (James 2:26, NKJV). He was a successful doctor and an elder in a high-profile church of several hundred members. He … [Click to read more …]