Faith Mixed with Obedience

Introduction: Faith must be mixed with Obedience. To say we have FAITH in God without OBEDIENCE is a misnomer.
James, the half brother of our Lord Jesus makes this distinction. 
Check it out.

1. FAITH (Heb 11:1,6) – “…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen….. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Remember: Prayer is the door to heaven – FAITH unlocks the door! Go unlock the door.

2. FAITH with OBEDIENCE! (James 2:24,26) – “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only….. as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”

Where are your works? Obedience proves one’s faith!

3. FAITH mixed with OBEDIENCE comes thru the Word of God! (Rom 10:17) – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Do you want to build your faith? Get in the Word! Then obey it!! Next, will come blessings from the Lord.

4. FAITH mixed with OBEDIENCE comes thru the Word of God by the Power of the Holy Spirit! (Rom 8:14) – “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Faith does not work apart from the Holy Spirit; instead, it is a byproduct of the fruit of the Spirit. Keep the fruit coming.

Conclusion: FAITH is multifaceted. It must be joined with OBEDIENCE. But the OBEDIENCE is accompanied because of the power of the Holy Spirit. “Trust & Obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.”
Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese