James 2

2 Tim 3:16                Romans 15:4             Luke 8:18              John 6:29               Mark 12:29-31         Titus 3:3-5               1 Cor 1:30                  Eph 6:17               Acts 4:12               1 Thes 5:9    Phil 3:3                2 John 9             Romans 7:6         2 Tim 1:7            2 Peter 3:18         2 Tim 1:9


 To all of God’s people who are scattered everywhere in the world:  Greetings.


Micah 6:8 The LORD …..  he has told you what he wants from you: do what is right to other people, love being kind to others, and live humbly, obeying your God.

John 6:28-29  The people asked Jesus, “What are the things God wants us to do?”   Jesus answered, “The work God wants you to do is this: Believe in the One he sent.”

From Chapter 1:                   The True Way to Worship God

James 1:26-27  Religion that God accepts as pure and without fault is this:  caring for orphans or widows who need help, and keeping yourself free from the world’s evil influence.   (nlt)

                               (Romans 12:1)


Love all people            James 2:1-13

James 2:1-4  … as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, never think some people are more important than others.  4  What are you doing?  …you are deciding that one person is better.

James 2:5-7 ..you show no respect to the poor.  The rich are always trying to control your lives …they are the ones who speak against Jesus, who owns you.       ( James 1:9-11 )

James 2:8-9  This royal law is found in the Scriptures:  ….   if you treat one person as being more important than another, you are sinning.  You are guilty of breaking God’s law.

James 2:10-11  A person who follows all of God’s law but fails to obey even one command is guilty…. you are guilty of breaking all of God’s law.

James 2:12-13  …you must show mercy to others, or God will not show mercy to you…

Faith and Good works       James 2:14-26

James 2:14-18  .. if people say they have faith, and do nothing, their faith is worth nothing… 17 …faith by itself – that does nothing – is dead.   …I will show you my faith by what I do.

James 2:19-20  You believe there is one God.  Good!  But demons believe that, too…  Must you be shown that faith that does nothing is worth nothing?

James 2:21-26   the working faith of Abraham …  the working faith of Rahab.. 24 …people are made right with God by what they do,  not by faith only.    26  Just as a person’s body that does not have a spirit is dead,  so is the faith  that does nothing is dead!