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Real Faith = Real Works (James 2:14-26)Tommy Boring, December 8, 2013
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
It doesn't matter how long one has been saved, when you think of faith with your salvation it will bring back a lot of great things. By faith the men of God did many of great things. Faith is never alone. Faith will produce works if it's used. There are many religions that are built upon works. Works alone will not bring faith. People revolve around works but without faith they are all dead. It's impossible to please God without faith. Matthew 7:27 Just because one says they are a Christian doesn't mean that they are one. A real Christian will have real faith with real works. By faith one became saved. A real profession of faith doesn't mean a real possession of faith. We've had people that are our faith heroes. They walked by faith and worked through faith. The devils believe that there is God. How does one show their faith without works? Just as the body without breath is dead, the same for works without faith. You can always tell a tree by the fruit it bares. If you've truly been saved, your fruit/works will prove it.
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC.
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14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16And 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? 17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (KJV)