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What Are Your “works of Faith”?

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What Are Your “Works of Faith”?

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In Luke 18:8 Christ asks, “…when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”.  What is faith? Millions of people believe that they have faith. But there is a problem, most do not believe they need to have any works. James 2:17 says, “Thus also faith by itself if it does not have works, is dead.” Our faith need additions referred to in the Bible as “works” in order to become complete. Just what are the “works” that must accompany our faith – and how can we know whether or not they are present in our lives?

Sermon Notes

“…when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

These are the words of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 18, and verse 8. What a thought-provoking question for you and for me to consider and to apply to our lives today!!

Messiah’s question should do much more than merely pique our interest. It should grab our attention – and cause us to consider what he meant.

What do you suppose Jesus Christ actually meant – or possibly implied – as He posed this important question?

Was He giving a warning – in advance – that we might carefully and prayerfully prepare for the tumultuous times that lie ahead?

Question number one: What is FAITH?

Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
American King James Version×
– “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

So faith is NOT something physical, but rather it is something spiritual.

2 Corinthians 5:7 2 Corinthians 5:7(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
American King James Version×
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

Millions of people believe that they have faith. But there is a problem! Most do not believe they need to have any works.

JAMES 2:17 “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

What does this mean? It means that our faith needs to be complete! It needs additions referred to in the Bible as “works” in order to become complete.

Just what are the “works” that must accompany our faith – and how can we know whether or not they are present in our lives?