20161030 Present Hopes

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  • Song Name: 20161030 Present Hopes
  • Artist: Rich Blake-Lobb
  • Album: Hope
  • Year: 2016

The second in a short series exploring hope. Based on James 2:14-19 Rich considers our hopes for today.

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder."