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Summary Thought
What James is saying is this: If a person says he has faith, but he gives no outward evidence of that faith through righteous works, his faith will not justify him. We are not saved by a profession of faith or by a claim to faith. You can’t just say you have faith. True faith will yield the fruits of obedience and the works of righteousness.
R. C. Sproul

Scripture Text for Sunday Morning

James 2:18–26 (ESV)

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. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe - and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness” - and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Discussion Questions
Are you trusting in the grace of God in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation?

Is your faith demonstrated in a righteous living?

What purpose does the example of the demons serve?

How do Abraham and Rahab both demonstrate a faith that works?

Do you live by faith, living in a way where you must rely on God to be God? 
Songs for Sunday's Service
“Blessed Assurance”

Isaiah 43

Beautiful Scandalous Night

“Grace, Love, and Fellowship” 
Announcements
Fun, Food and Fellowship… for everyone, at Noon, today, September 22nd, at the home of Jeff & Charlene Haan, 28547 464th Ave, Davis. Everything will be provided. Bring a lawn chair, if possible. Even if you didn’t RSVP, please join us this noon. We can’t wait to see everyone there!
The Christian Education Committee… will meet Monday, September 23, at 7:30 pm.
Mission Handbooks… The updated hand books for 2019-2020 are in your mailboxes. Please take them and use them for praying for our missionaries. Also, please consider communicating with one or more of them.
40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses. It will begin on September 25th and goes to November 3rd. In Sioux Falls, it will be in front of Planned Parenthood, on 6511 W 41st St. If you would like to hold a sign while praying, you may pick them up at First Church (formally First Assembly of God Church,) across the street and to the east. To sign-up for a time to be there between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, go to www.40daysforlife.com/siouxfalls .






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