The Pastor’s Desk

AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD

Jas 2:24-26  “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” … Continue reading AS THE BODY WITHOUT THE SPIRIT IS DEAD, SO FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD

ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD

Jas 2:21-23  “Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called … Continue reading ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD

WILT THOU KNOW, O VAIN MAN, THAT FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD?

Jas 2:18-20  “Yea, 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. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without … Continue reading WILT THOU KNOW, O VAIN MAN, THAT FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD?

MERCY REJOICETH AGAINST JUDGMENT

Jas 2:11-13  “For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, … Continue reading MERCY REJOICETH AGAINST JUDGMENT

HAVING RESPECT TO PERSONS (SHOWING PARTIALITY) IS A SIN

Jas 2:8-10  “If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of … Continue reading HAVING RESPECT TO PERSONS (SHOWING PARTIALITY) IS A SIN

GOD CHOOSES THE POOR RICH IN FAITH

Jas 2:5-7   “Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy … Continue reading GOD CHOOSES THE POOR RICH IN FAITH

HAVE NOT THE FAITH OF JESUS WITH RESPECT OF PERSONS

Jas 2:1-4  “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that … Continue reading HAVE NOT THE FAITH OF JESUS WITH RESPECT OF PERSONS

PURE RELIGION

Jas 1:26-27  “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” Proverbs 22:1 … Continue reading PURE RELIGION

BE NOT A FORGETFUL HEARER

Jas 1:23-25  “For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, … Continue reading BE NOT A FORGETFUL HEARER