Faith Without Works Is Not

Faith Without Works Is Not
James 2:14-26
Question: What is James trying to do with this text?
Introduction: Can faith without works save? V. 14
I.The nature of our faith seen in our relationships with others.
A. False faith evidenced by an empty compassion. 15-16, 17
B. True faith evidenced by a risky compassion. 25, 26
II.The nature of our faith seen in our relationship with God.
A. False faith evidenced by words without obedience. 18-19, 20
B. True faith evidenced by a risky obedience. 21-23, 24
Diagram of the Text:
A-1 Spurious-evidenced in human relationships 15-17
B-1 Spurious-evidenced in the relationship with God 18-20
B-2 Genuine-evidenced in the relationship with God 21-24
A-2 Genuine-evidenced in human relationships 25-26