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Luke Knight
Luke Knight
Sunday, May 24, 2020
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The Book of James: Ancient Wisdom For Right Now

Flesh It Out (James 2:14-26)

14 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? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 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?

17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”

19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.

25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.

1. A life of faith is as much about substance as it is about transcendence.

2. A substantial life of faith is filled with ordinary offerings.

Lyrics

Who You Say I Am

Verse 1
Who am I that the highest King
Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in
Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me


Chorus 1
Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I'm a child of God
Yes I am


Verse 2
Free at last
He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin
Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me


Chorus 2
In my Father's house
There's a place for me
I'm a child of God
Yes I am


Bridge
I am chosen not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me not against me
I am who You say I am

New Wine

Verse
In the crushing in the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender
You are breaking new ground
(You are breaking new ground)


Pre-Chorus
So I yield to You and to Your careful hand
When I trust You I don't need to understand


Chorus
(So) Make me Your vessel
Make me an offering
Make me whatever You want me to be
(God) I came here with nothing
But all You have given me
Jesus bring new wine out of me


Tag
Jesus bring new wine out of me
Jesus bring new wine out of me


Bridge
'Cause where there is new wine
There is new power
There is new freedom
And the kingdom is here
I lay down my old flames
To carry Your new fire today

Great Are You Lord

Verse
You give life You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope You restore ev'ry heart that is broken
And great are You Lord


Chorus
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only


Bridge
And all the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry these bones will sing
Great are You Lord