THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
Adult/Young Adult Topic: JUST DO IT
Printed Text: James 2:14-26
KEY VERSE: James 2:26 (NIV) As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Some people make bold claims about the standards by which they live, but their actions deny those claims. How can we tell when someone is genuine? James says that the one who has faith will demonstrate that faith by his or her works, as did Abraham and Rahab.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: It is important that we are both hearers and doers of the Word of God. We need not broadcast our good works but allow those works to speak for themselves so that God, who sees our faith at work, will reward us, whether privately or publicly. People do not care how much we know until they know how much we care.
PRAYER: LORD, help us to walk by faith and to be fruitful in that endeavor. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen