by P. David Baik
James Lesson 4 (2022)
FAITH AND DEED
Key Verse: 2:17
What is the difference between someone who talks about a problem and someone who does something about the situation?
Read verses 14-17. What is the relationship between faith and deeds? (14) What illustration did James use to explain how real faith affects a person’s deeds? (15-17) How did Jesus describe a faith that has no accompanying deeds? (17)
Read verses 18-19. What is wrong with having faith without deeds? What do the demons believe about God? How does it affect them? What is one way to tell if a person has a real, living faith? What is difficult about applying what we hear in the church to our everyday lives?
Read verses 20-25. What did Abraham do to show his faith? (21-23; Gen 12:1-4, 15:1-6, 22:15-18) How is a person justified before God? (24) How did Rahab show faith? (25; Josh 2:1-24)
Read verse 26. How are faith and deeds like the body and the spirit? Why is it essential to have an authentic faith accompanied by action?
In what areas of your life do you want to begin acting more like a Christian? In what home, work, or neighborhood situations might you be able to show faith in God? How?