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Week 6 | Service | Day 4


Here is a passage of Scripture that provokes both conviction and a challenge to what we believe with our feet. James 2:14-17: “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?” So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.


  1. What do you think is James’ point in this passage? How does it appear contradictory? 
  2. What do you think is the difference between “faith and works”? How are they related to each other?
  3. How do “works” relate to an act of worship through loving and serving others? 
  4. What other observations do I have from the text?

R E S P O N D 

  1. How will I honor God as a result of this passage of Scripture?
  2. Where or to whom could I exercise an act of kindness? What will I do? Be specific. 
  3. With whom will I discuss this? (A person to connect with and keep me accountable)