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James Week 4 James 2:14-26

Week 4 and we're looking at the idea of faith without works.






Study Questions for week 4:



  1. What is faith? 
    1. Is there a difference between belief and faith? 
  2. Ergon is the Greek word for work/deeds. You can check out the definition for it through this linkhttp://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv/ergon.html
    1. What is your daily work? 
    2. Does your work express your faith?
    3. Colossians 3:17 says "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
      1. Do you feel like your work is for God's glory? If not, what can you do to change that?
  3. James says in verse 17 that faith without works is dead. 
    1. Do you believe that your work can lead to either life or death? 
    2. Is wisdom the key to knowing which path is which? 
  4. Abraham and Rahab were given as examples of faith that also had works that lead to life. What other people in the Bible or in your personal life can you think of that have works that lead to life?
  5. Weekly Challenge: Take some time to think about what your work is and if it is filled with life or death. And then determine that because Jesus is a God of new life that your work can be resurrected, whether that be through new work or a new spirit in the work you’re already doing.


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