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September 2016




This is the Fourth message of a series on the topic of “FAITH” from the book of James. This month’s message is “Faith Proves Itself by Works”. This is the day, the time and the hour to hear and receive the very Word of God and believe it and stand upon the Word of God.


As you read the following inspired scriptures written by Paul the Apostle in the Book of James referring to Faith Proves Itself by Works;  “WILL WE OPEN OUR EARS TO HEAR WHAT SAYS THE WORD OF GOD?”  “OR WILL WE CHOSE TO KEEP OUR EARS AND HEART CLOSED TO GOD” IT’S YOUR CHOICE.


Faith Proves Itself by Works


Faith displays itself in works: James 2:14-26

“Faith is more than mere words; it is more than knowledge; it is demonstrated by obedience; and it overtly responds to the promises of God”.



James 2:14  aWhat doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a What doth it profit, my brethren)

Matthew 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

Matthew 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


James 2:15  aIf a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

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Luke 3:11  He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.


James 2:16  And a one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

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1John 3:17  But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

1John 3:18  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.


James 2:17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Commit Verse 2:17: Faith and works go together.


James 2:18  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: a shew me thy faith without thy works, b and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

Cross Reference Scriptures to (a shew me thy faith without thy works,)

Hebrews 6:10  For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

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Jamess 3:13  Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.


James 2:19  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

James 2:20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?


James 2:21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, a when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

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Genesis 22:9  And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

Genesis 22:10  And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

Genesis 22:11  And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

Genesis 22:12  And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

Genesis 22:13  And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

Genesis 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

Genesis 22:15  And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

Genesis 22:16  And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

Genesis 22:17  That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Genesis 22:18  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.


James 2:22  Seest thou a how faith wrought with his works, and b by works was faith made perfect?

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Hebrews 11:17  By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

Hebrews 11:18  Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

Cross Reference Scriptures to (b by works was faith made perfect?)

John 8:39  They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.


James 2:23  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, a Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called b the Friend of God.

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Genesis 15:6  And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

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2Chronicles 20:7  Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:14  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 15:15  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.


James 2:24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

Commit Verse 2:26: He who has faith that has works following, it is justified.


James 2:25  Likewise also a was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

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Hebrews 11:31  By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.


James 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Commit Verse 2:26: True faith must manifest itself in works of faith.



Our choices and decisions on receiving God's Word are very important to each one of us.  We must learn to put our Faith and Trust in God and His Word the Holy Bible. Will you take this day, time and this very hour to make your choice and or decision? Will you receive God and His Word “AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO HIS KINGDOM”? Below is a prayer to receive Jesus Christ and start a relationship of eternal life with Him.

 PrayertoReceiveJesusas LordandSavior:

Heavenly Father,
I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and believe He died on the cross and rose on the third day. I ask you to come into my heart. I ask you now to wash me and cleanse me. I give you my spirit, soul and body.  I will with your help follow you all the days of my life. I thank you for writing my name in the Lambs Book of life.
Thank you Father, In Jesus Name, Amen



It is our prayer that this message of  “Faith Proves Itself by Works” has brought hope and help to your life and that you will totally give all of your spirit, your soul and your body to Jesus Christ and be a mighty witness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To go forth with what God has called you to do with Him.

May God's riches blessings and His love be poured out on your life daily in Jesus Name?

In His Love and His Service,

William & Susan


Note: Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Bible.