We’ve been talking about having faith for your future and began with discerning the will of God. We must know His will in order to live it out. Then we moved to praying the will of God. And now we are examining faith through our actions.
“God will always require you to walk in faith, no matter how long you’ve been saved.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Living Faith is Expressed through Action
Living faith is more than talk. It is faith that is expressed through actions and is profitable to someone.
1 John 3:17-18 (NKJV) – But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
Galatians 6:10 (NKJV) – Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Actions are Evidence of Living Faith
James 2:18 – But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
Show me your faith! Make sure there is evidence that you are a follower of Christ and have a living faith.
“Do the DNA test on your faith.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
An Example of Living Faith
Abraham showed his living faith in that after receiving his promised son, he was told to sacrifice his son on the altar. Abraham woke up early the next morning and went to do exactly as the Lord commanded. In such his faith and actions were working together.
“If you are saved there should be evidence.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Another example recounted in the second chapter was Rahab the harlot, who had heard of the God of the children of Israel. And so she decided to hide the spies and help the children of Israel. And ultimately, God honored the faith of a harlot.
“Here’s the message: Do Something!” – Pastor Billy Johnson