The Book of James, possibly the New Testament’s oldest text, addresses Jewish Christians about the vital relationship between faith and works. Contrary to the belief of faith freeing individuals from all moral and societal laws, James emphasizes that genuine faith should naturally produce good actions. He underscores this with key verses that highlight the significance of actions accompanying faith, the power of the tongue, and the efficacy of a righteous man’s prayer. The book challenges Christians to practice their beliefs genuinely, reflecting on the teachings of Jesus. While good deeds don’t lead to salvation, they manifest as a result of true faith.
As a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, be challenged by this 11-part study to not just “talk the talk,” but to “walk the walk.”