Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day four)
Can we claim a valid, saving faith if it does not result in works of mercy and ministry? James says “no.” James would not disagree with Paul or Jesus that we are saved by grace through faith alone. James is going one step further and saying that if our faith has any usefulness, it will result in works of service.
Here at First Baptist, San Antonio, we put action to our faith. Christmas Care, Disaster Relief, ESL training, serving military, working at Lamar and Briscoe elementary schools, backpack ministry, Mission: Dignity, SA Christian Dental Clinic, community garden—all of these ministries and more are doing what James tells us to do. How about you? Are you involved in serving and ministering to others…giving your faith the opportunity to exercise and grow? Find out more about these ministry areas in our church and get to work. Faith without works is useless!