Advent Fourteen

Actions speak louder than words

James 2:14-17

The Message (MSG)

Faith in Action

14-17 Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?

God doesn’t just say he loves us, he shows up and acts in love. Who will you show up for this Christmas?

To do:

  • What does God want you to do next year? Who does he want you to befriend? What choices does he want you to make? Pray about it, talk to other Christians you know about it.
  • Watch something a bit longer: Journey with God (63 minutes): 
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