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James 2:14
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

–17">What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead

James 2:14-18
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What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
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If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,
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and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
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So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
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But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
  1. How important is it for our faith to have works?
    James 2:14
    What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
  2. What question does James ask that will test if our faith is genuine?
    James 2:15-16
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    If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,
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    and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
  3. If our faith has no works, is it alive or dead?
    James 2:17
    So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
  4. How can we show that our faith is alive?
    James 2:18
    But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.