Cary Cox, from James 2:14-17. James is teaching us what true, saving faith looks like. Real faith always shows itself genuine by overflowing into works of obedience. A self-professed, so-called faith, without works, is dead.
Cary Cox, from Romans 8:4. Why are we declared righteous in Christ? For what purpose are we not condemned? Paul shifts his focus from justification to sanctification; from our positional righteousness in Christ, to our practical obedience in this life, by the power of the Holy Spirit.