Faith Under Pressure 1:1 Lasting Through the Pressure 1:2-12 Pressure From Within 1-13-18 Right Responses to Pressure 1:19-27
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Lasting Through the Pressure 1:2-12
Pressure From Within 1-13-18
Right Responses to Pressure 1:19-27
Loving Under Pressure 2:1-13
Faith without WorksVerse 14
John 8:30-31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
Faith without WorksVerse 14
Root of salvation = faith + nothing
Fruit of salvation = works afterwards
Life from God’s perspective
Life from Man’s perspective
Sees the fire in the fireplace
Sees the smoke in the chimney
1 John 3:16-1816 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
“They love one another. They never fail to help widows; they save orphans from those who would hurt them. If they have something they give freely to the man who has nothing; if they see a stranger, they take him home, and are happy, as though he were a real brother. They don’t consider themselves brothers in the usual sense, but brothers instead through the Spirit, in God.”
19You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
They believe in God
They believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ
They believe in the existence of Hell
They believe Jesus will be the Judge
20You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith
without deeds is useless?
21Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?22You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.
24You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
B) Example #2 Verse 25
25In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?
Father of the Jews
Friend of God
Part of the enemies of God
Matthew 7:21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Ephesians 2:8-108For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9not by works, so that no one can boast.
10For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.