“Faith That Works” Sunday Worship Service (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Faith That Works

Text:  James 2:14-26

Theme: As much as it lies within us, God wants us to follow His standards in dealing with others.

  1. ___________ faith is barren, fruitless, of no benefit to God or man.
    1. James examines a person’s faith claims, v. 14.
    2. Many are content with empty profession, unaware, perhaps of the damage being done.
  2.  ___________ faith works by love for God & for others.
    1. James anticipates an objection, that faith can somehow be separated from results.
    2. James illustrates his point by the life of a Jewish believer, & a Gentile believer with a dark past.


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • What are some things you think, say or do which are clearly motivated by your faith in the Lord—not by habit, tradition, or fear for reputation—but because you trust in Christ?
  • If you honestly can’t think of any, does this give you concern?
  • If you honestly can’t think of any, what might James say to you? What is God’s remedy for man’s unbelief? See Proverbs 3:5-6.
  • What does the phrase “dead orthodoxy” mean? Is it any relation to an “armchair Christian”?
  • What practice does God say counts with Him? See Galatians 5:6.
  • God says we become like what we believe in, what we worship, Psalm 115:4-8. What should that principle look like at work in those who call Jesus their Lord and claim to trust in Him?
  • Who does Jesus say are His Family? See Luke 8:19-21.