A STUDY OF THE LETTER OF JAMES (Part Four)

                                                                   FAITH
                                             James 2 (892); Hebrews 11 (889)


   Introduction

        A.  Our study focuses on the topic of faith.


    I.  What faith is not

         A.  Faith isn’t just something we claim (KIV) or say (KJV/NKJV).  James
               2:14,18

         B.  Faith isn’t just expressing well wishes to people in need.  James 2:15-16

         C.  Faith isn’t just something that we believe.  James 2:19

         D.  Faith isn’t just believing in the existence of God.  James 2:19

   II.  Faith is


         A.  Believing when we don’t see it.  James 2:20-23; Hebrews 11:1; Genesis 22:
               6-8, 13-14 (16)

         B.  Trusting God when we don’t understand.  Hebrews 11:8 (889)

         C.  Confidence in God when we don’t receive an answer.  Hebrews 11:39-40, 13,
               17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 31

         D.  Persisting when we don’t feel like it.  Hebrews 11:27

         E.  Backed by action.  James 2:17, 20, 24, 26


Conclusion:  Faith is available to everyone who has access to God’s word.  Romans 10:17 (836)