What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2: 14-17
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10
Soak and Share
Soak and Share is a way for you to take Sunday’s teaching to the next level and challenges you to soak in (reflect on) the teachings and share them with others.
The Soak & Share for this week is to make time for the Word, reflect and pray. It is designed to stimulate conversation and improve your reflective time. You can use this to reflect individually or for group discussions.
READ & REFLECT James 2: 14-26
- What’s wrong with having faith without deeds?
- Give a modern example of the situation described in verses James 2:15-16. 6.
- In your own words, explain the meaning of James 2:18.
- What is one way to tell if a person has a real, living faith? Try to think of more than one example.
- What do the demons believe about God? How does it affect them?
- Name a Biblical command that is hard for you to live out. Why is this?
- If God has forgiven us and promised us eternal life, what motivation do we have to live in obedience to him today?
- Which is easier for you: talking about your faith with others or demonstrating your love toward them? Why is that?
- In what areas of your life can you begin to act more like a Christian? Be specific.