James | Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (CERC)


Sunday, 12 December 2021 // God's Story: New Testament


"Christians are justified by faith right? Christ died for us on the cross. That means we just believe then okay already lah! Why do we still need to work so hard?"

If that's what you thought, allow us to introduce you to the Book of James: “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?... faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” - James 2:14,17

True enough, God saves us by faith alone, apart from any works of our own – that's what we call "sola fide". But according to James, there is more to it. Seemingly, those who have faith must produce good works. How does that work?

Passage references

Leviticus 19; James 1


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