Sunday, December 09, 2007

Questions Discussed Over Chicken Fingers and French Fries

You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone…As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
James 2:24 & 26
A few of the youth have been meeting with me Sunday’s after the morning service for lunch and a bible study on James. Today’s passage was James 2:14-26. There was some good discussion going on the relationship between faith and deeds. The questions the kids struggled to answer was, “if you say you are a Christian, but your life doesn’t show it, you might not really be a Christian.” Is this a true statement and if so, why?

1 comment:

Aaron Perry said...

I think this is a true statement. 2 Cor. 3:17-18 connects Jesus with the Spirit in very tight ways to the point that where one is, the other is also. Where Jesus is, there is the Spirit. And I think one can move from here to say that where the Spirit isn't (being fruitful), neither is Jesus.