You have probably heard the phrase, “Faith without works is dead.” But what does this really look like? What is meant by the word "faith"—faith in what, or in whom? And what kind of works does true faith produce?
This Summer, we at Redeeming Grace Church have the joy of studying together through the book of James. This book is much more than a New Testament version of Proverbs. It's a picture of true faith – faith that flows from an unwavering trust and confidence in the person and work of Christ. This is faith that works — for the glory of God, for our joy, and for the benefit of others. True, gospel-fueled faith is Faith in Motion. Is your faith in motion? How do you know? Come and find out.
We also have the joy of hearing James preached not only by Pastor David, but by five other godly men who are both preparing for and already engaged in ministry at Redeeming Grace Church. These men (Dan Smith, Kirk Scott, Larry Miller, Nathan Stiff, and Tyler Jacobus) are equipped and have a heart after God and His Word to shepherd us well. We will see the book of James from many perspectives and styles, but with ONE central theme: Because of what Jesus has accomplished for us in the gospel, we have the motivation and fuel to put faith rightly into action.
So, come and hear about controlling the tongue, not playing favorites, ministering to the needy and the outcast, being a doer and not just a hearer of the word, dealing with doubt, and the source of true wisdom — all through the lens of the Cross, for the good of God’s people, as we continue on mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ who grow, live, serve, and lead in the gospel.