Cary Cox, from James 2:18-24. James drives home his argument that true, saving faith is always shown by our works. Inward, invisible faith is seen in our outward, visible acts of obedience. We also compare James’ teaching with Paul’s teaching on faith and works.
Cary Cox, from James 2:8-13. The Lord really does expect Christians to love people, and to show mercy to the weak, the poor, the unlovable, the unpopular; to be kind and gracious. We show mercy toward others in this life because we have received mercy from God in Christ, and our merciful actions serve as evidence that we can expect to receive mercy on the Last Day.