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Faith Proven by Works
Bill  Williamson
Bill Williamson
Sunday, March 19, 2023
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Faith Proven by Works

Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)
For by grace you have been saved through ___________________. And this is not your own doing; it is the _____________ of God, __________ _____  ______________ of works, so that no one may ___________. 


James 2:18 (ESV)
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith _______________ from your works, and I will show you my faith ______my works. 


What does justification mean?


What does God declare the sinner?


What does sanctification mean?


What are the three phases of sanctification?





Positional sanctification is the _____________ _____________.


Progressive sanctification is the _________________ of learning to live more like Christ.


Final sanctification occurs in the ______________ 


What does ‘saving faith’ produce?


What are works?




This Week's Verses
Matthew 7:21 (ESV)
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

James 1:22–23 (ESV)
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.

This Week's Prayer
Father, forgive me when I choose to be disobedient to Your leading to do the works You have called me to do. Jesus, thank You for placing me into the body of Christ by the work of Your sacrificial death. I desire to please You by serving the body in every way possible as You direct. Holy Spirit, give me guidance strength and understanding so I may serve the body of Christ well. Teach me to humbly use the gifts You have given so the body of Christ will be edified and Christ will be glorified. Oh God, I make myself available to You. Use me as You direct.

For next week look at: James 2:14-26 and Romans 12:3-8.