Greeting to all in the name of Jesus.  After a period of introspection and reflection, the author of the blog has returned.  This is a great lesson for a re-appearance.

“SHOW YOUR FAITH BY YOUR WORKS”–Devotional Reading: Luke 7:1-10; Background Scripture: James 2:14-26

KEY VERSE:  As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.  James 2:26

In the above referenced text, James is questioning how the Christians, during that time, could identify true faith.  While we all know that only God knows what is truly in a man’s heart, James says that we can identify true faith in ourselves by what we produce.  Now this is probably close to an age-old debate:  Am I saved by faith or by my works?  What is your response to that question?  The scripture tells us that we are saved to do good works.  In other words, the good works of upbuilding the Kingdom have already been pre-ordained.  We are saved to walk out the purpose for which God has called us.

James’ readers struggled to reflect God’s mercy toward others–much like us sometimes.  The readers’ faith in God who met their needs, was not being expressed in their meeting the needs of others.  Again, sometimes it seems like nothing has changed in over 2000 years.

Think about:

How has someone’s good deeds made a lasting difference in your life?

How does the example of the faith patriarch, Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son help you act on what you believe?

What examples can you discuss to demonstrate how your faith is evident in your deeds?

I would love to read your comments.  Look forward to hearing from you.







3 thoughts on “SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014

  1. Tyrone Leak says:

    Sister Corbett, it’s good to see that the author of the Sunday School Blog is back. May God continue his countless blessings upon your path. Referencing the February 16th topic for discussion. I am a witness that true faith in God is the primary element we should embrace upon during our life journey as Christians. My every steps in life is driven based on my faith that God will deliver on time. Likewise, God has tasked me to be his servant – meaning that he is blessing me with skills, talents and experience which he expects me to bless others. – Tyrone Leak

    • For the seasoned Christian, faith and works are intertwined. How do we help the new Christians with this concept? How do we help our brothers and sisters lead a life of sustaining faith? Walking a faith-filled life is not always easy, and if Christians sometimes struggle, how can the non-Christian continue to move forward? Let’s have have some dialogue about faith and deeds. What are your thoughts?

  2. Darron Taylor says:

    Faith is an true desire to apply in your daily walk , we as an commuinty of faith should be walking in faith to show our love for God and how we truly live our lifes. faith requiers us to trust God even when we cant figure the outcome true faith come as an trusting God at his word

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