True Faith Works

June 21, 2020 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: James: True Faith Works

Topic: James Passage: James 1:1–5:20

True Faith Works
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 6/21/2020
James 1:1-5:20

Sermon Theme: True faith in Christ works itself out in every area of life, even in midst of trials, persevering in actions, attitudes, speech and relationships, causing believers to not only hear the Word of God, but practice the Word of God, all for their good as a body of believers and God’s eternal glory!

I. BACKGROUND OF JAMES (James 1:1)
    A. What are the critical details?
        1. Why go through the book of James?
        2. Who wrote the book of James and when?
        3. What prompted James to write this letter?
    B. What is this letter all about?
    C. Knows Christ by Faith (Philippians 3:7-11)
        1. Justification (Philippians 3:7-9) 
        2. Sanctification (Philippians 3:10)
        3. Glorification (Philippians 3:11)

II. CONTENT OF JAMES (James 1:2-5:20)
    A. Context of James (James 1:2-27)
        1. Divine Purpose of Trials (James 1:2-12) 
        2. Godly Response to Trials (James 1:13-27)
    B. Content of James (James 2:1-4:10)
        1. Love Brethren Impartially (James 2:1-26) 
        2. Bridle Tongue Consistently (James 3:1-18)
        3. Reject Wordliness Completely (James 4:1-10)
    C. Community in James (James 4:11-5:20)
        1. "One Another" Commands (James 4:11-5:12)
        2. Closing Specific Applications (James 5:13-20)

III. APPLICATION OF JAMES
    A. Evaluate Your Life - How am I doing?
    B. Ask Yourself - Does my faith work?

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