Pastor Izzy from Courageous Church helped us delve into James 2:14-17, a verse that talks about how our faith should show in what we do, not just what we say we believe.

The Christian life is all about trusting in God and following His guidance, even when things seem uncertain. In his writing, James talks about how faith should inspire us to take action, not just talk about our beliefs.

In James 2:14-17, he asks, “What good is it if someone claims to have faith but lacks deeds?” Real faith is shown through our actions, not just our words. For example, if someone needs help, it’s not enough to just say, “I hope things get better.” We should do something to help them. True faith is active and alive. It’s not just about saying we believe; it’s about living out those beliefs in our daily lives. As he says, faith without action is useless.

Pastor Izzy reflects on this, saying that in his own life, he’s had to take bold steps of faith, like starting a church or trying new things, trusting that God would guide him. “For us, when we felt that God called us to plant a church, we couldn’t just sit on that. And then it happened, we actually had to take a step and have conversations and put ourselves out there in the mystery in the unknown.

Faith isn’t just a concept; it’s a powerful force that moves us forward in God’s plans. It means trusting God completely and letting His spirit work through us. When we have real faith, it shows in how we love and care for others and in the risks we take to follow God’s leading.

So, as we think about what James is saying, let’s consider what God is asking us to do and where He’s leading us. Let’s be bold in living out our faith, knowing that real belief naturally leads to action.

Listen to Pastor Izzy’s full message below!