Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

Notes & Life Group Questions 3-1-2 (WORD)
Notes & Life Group Questions 3-1-2 (PDF)
Program 3-1-20


Notes
“Faith and Works”

3/1/20
James 2:14-26

Wisdom is knowledge correctly applied.

Test “All In” and wisdom against James 2:14-26 + 3:1-12

Can Faith without works be a saving faith? (paraphrase of James 2:14)

Two groups James is addressing;
– Brothers and sisters who have faith, but it hasn’t yet grown into works.
– Brothers and sisters who have faith but behave as if their doctrine has risen them above the day-to-day work of the Gospel.

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Selfcontrol is the fruit of the SPIRIT. Galatians 5:22-23
This is not our fruit, it’s His produced in our life.

The three arguments for faith without works is dead: James 2:19-25

Demons

Abraham

Rahab

What to do:

• Rejoice and be encouraged

• Repent (4R Prayer – Recognize. Rebuke. Replace. Receive)

• Re-prioritize what is most precious

• Genuinely love others (even at great cost to you)

Scripture quoted:
James 2:14-26. Ephesians 2:8-9. Romans 8:29-30. Matthew 18:15. Galatians 5:22-23

Scripted referenced:
Ezekiel 36:26. James 3:12. Romans 11:16. John 15:1-8. Genesis 22. Hebrews 11:19 Judges 2


Life Grp Q’s
“Faith and Works”
3/1/20

James 2:14-26

Opener
What is the most interesting piece of information you discovered in the past month?

Review
What remaining questions or comments do you have from the message this week? What was timely, challenging or encouraging?

Application
Wisdom is knowledge correctly applied. What knowledge do you already have that you aren’t applying? How can you start applying it today?

Rejoice and be encouraged in the fruit God has already produced in you!

Confess and repent that faith is not as active in your works.
“4 R Prayer” – Recognize, Rebuke, Replace, Receive

How is God calling you to re-prioritize what is most precious to you?

Who is God calling you to genuinely love?
– How will you do this?