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(7) Observe, too, that this friendship was maintained with great constancy. Illustration: Faith can never be exercised by proxy. Their resolution, however, though ardently and sincerely expressed while under the excitement produced by most thrilling eloquence, was but ill-sustained or vindicated by their future conduct. Be prudent.4. THOSE WHO WOULD HAVE ABRAHAM'S PRIVILEGES JUST LOOK TO IT THAT THEY HAVE ABRAHAM'S FAITH. He opened it and found, not the chrysalis, but a dead butterfly — one beautiful wing outstretched against the polished metal, the other partially developed and still entangled among the cotton. Next to this, Abraham's obedience to God was unquestioning. James 2 Partiality and Favoritism May 31, 2020 James 2:1-5 NIV My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. )The Friend of God.The friendship of GodHomilist.I. Increase in love to God, and in nearness of access to Him, that the Lord may at this good hour stoop down to us as our great Friend, and then lift us up to be known as His friends.I. An empty barren faith is a dead faith. that we must ascertain if ours be the genuine faith of God's elect? Received the promises with all humility.2. THE FRIENDSHIP OF GOD ASSURES US THAT ALL THE OCCURRENCES OF LIFE, HOWEVER VARIED AND PERPLEXING, SHALL CONTRIBUTE TO AN ULTIMATE WELFARE. Well, then, you must be fully reconciled to Him. Grow in grace. THE FRIENDSHIP OF GOD INVOLVES THE ASSURANCE OF SUCCOUR IN-SEASONS OF PERPLEXITY AND DANGER. Have you seen Miss America walking down the runway, tears streaming down her face? The Divine immutability is, on the contrary, the source of the Christian's most rapturous joy! Was it not a great venture for God to call any man His friend? The imitation of the Divine character gives to the mind the lofty pleasures of benevolent feeling and action.II. Abraham rejoiced in Jehovah! Manton, D. D.I. Jesus Himself invites us to live and act, and be His friends. . Hence it produces effects wholesome it would appear for the time, but of a most limited character. Startling is the reflection that Satan has been the contemporary of all ages! Abraham rejoiced in Jehovah! Progressive.3. Beveridge.If I see fruit growing upon a tree, I know what tree it is upon which such fruit grows. (2)Of a great sound and noise; can talk of grace, boast of knowledge, glory in their faith. The Divine immutability is, on the contrary, the source of the Christian's most rapturous joy! Can two walk together except they be agreed? UNINTERRUPTED INTERCOURSE.1. (Yet how many examples of ministerial fidelity may be readily recalled] Numerous cases are historical: Elijah, Micaiah, John the Baptist, Knox, Howe, Massillon, etc.) Your trusted source of Christian resources since 1891. The two classes occupy different standpoints in relation to truth. for we are led to judge the character of God by the character of the man whom He selects to be His friend. The Father of the faithful was beyond all men "the Friend of God," and the head of that chosen race of believers whom Jesus calls His friends. IN BOTH CASES THERE IS A KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORICAL FACTS. The chrysalis had burst into a half-formed butterfly and perished. The chrysalis had burst into a half-formed butterfly and perished. The Divine unchangeableness is a cause of terror to lost spirits. To remove certain practical errors, and —2. )A barren faithM. 4. Surely, none of us will neglect any gracious attainment which lies within the region of the possible. Friendship, if it exists, will breed mutual delight. Plummer, . Taylor was excited this week because her “Nanny and Papa” were coming to see her on Friday. I want you also to note the singular excellence of Abraham. How GOD MANIFESTED HIS FRIENDSHIP TO ABRAHAM.1. The spring time came, summer and autumn followed with more than wonted splendour, and again it was winter, when, while Sir Noel was looking for something else, his eyes fell upon the small tin box. (2)Apprehension for the future.III. Friendship cannot be all on one side. Spurgeon. Finally, it must be by a faith which, while it puts away from itself all merit of works, yet brings forth abundantly those works of holy obedience which are the proper fruits of the Spirit, and which flow as legitimate effects from the holy principles which grace has implanted in the breast. On and on it went, two children trying to out-do one another, creating a cassette tape that would be valuable to precious few people in the world. Now notice THE TITLE VINDICATED. Work with a spirit suiting the gospel.3. Received the promises with all humility.2. Galatians 1:19; 2:9,12 6. Next, here is solemn thought for those who would be friends of God. Beveridge.If I see fruit growing upon a tree, I know what tree it is upon which such fruit grows. He had a great love for Alexander as a man, whereas others only cared for him as a conqueror and a monarch; and Alexander, perceiving this, placed great reliance upon Parmenio. Abraham loved God for God's sake, and followed Him fully, and so the Lord made him His confidant, and found pleasure in manifesting Himself to him, and in trusting to him His sacred oracles. Another attribute of faith is sublimity. You require to trace this upwards and downwards to believe that that living shred, that filament of a stem, could be the living sustaining, channel that carried the sap from the root to all these flower's and verdant branches. "If ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins. max volume. Afflictions themselves are part of God's wise and gracious discipline — evidences, not of anger, but of love.IV. It comes with a demonstrative rush as though it would carry everything before it, but when it reaches a certain point there it stops, and with all the ocean at its back it does not exceed the mark where it is accustomed to pause. The chrysalis had burst into a half-formed butterfly and perished. Works do not give value to faith, but it is faith that makes works acceptable; it is the tree that makes the fruit good, and not the fruit that makes the tree good. Does knowledge inspire joy? Patents of nobility are mere vanity when laid side by side with this transcendent honour. Having cleared our way thus far, we are in a position to do two things, viz. Founded on faith.III. Can two walk together except they be agreed? Without this faith it is impossible to please God: when it is exercised and we come, and ally ourselves with our blessed, pardoning, life-giving Saviour, He, too, beholds the happy result of His work and is satisfied. Heaven and hell are mental realities.(D. Luther. On certain grand occasions we read: "The Lord made a covenant with Abram." They have heard the evidence, examined it, and are clearly, fully persuaded of its truth. Beveridge. The Spirit of God produced in him a deep sincerity, a firm principle, and a noble bearing.3. That on earth alone can joy-producing faith be exercised.2. The Divine immutability is, on the contrary, the source of the Christian's most rapturous joy! You and I need friendship: we cannot always lead a self-contained and solitary life; we are refreshed by the companionship, sympathy, and advice of a like-minded comrade. There was great propriety and fulness of meaning in the name as applied to him.1. How GOD MANIFESTED HIS FRIENDSHIP TO ABRAHAM.1. 2. D. D.)Faith and worksBp. FAITH IS NOT GENUINE UNLESS IT PRODUCES SUCH ACTIONS AS ABRAHAM'S.(T. The arrangements for seating a congregation amongst ourselves sometimes show "respect of persons," as in the case of an elevated and luxurious pew for the lord of the manor. Heaven and hell are mental realities.(D. I. Visits were received, and secrets were made known, and thus friendship grew. The Lord never forsook Abraham: even when the patriarch erred, the Lord remembered and rescued him. Love must be created in your heart; gratitude must beget attachment, and attachment must cause delight. and just as the household of Abimelech had been healed in answer to Abraham's supplication. James was apparently dissatisfied with people who talked the talk but never got around to walking the walk. A vain faith and a vain man are oft suited and matched.3. Abraham's communion with God was constant. It is a noble title, not to be equalled by all the names of greatness which have been bestowed by princes, even if they should all meet in one. And so if I see how a man lives, I know how he believes.(Bp. (Dean Plumptre.)Empty-headedA. Startling is the reflection that Satan has been the contemporary of all ages! One day, our girls sat down in front of a tape recorder, and sent an audio letter to their grandmother. H. Introduction: The “Wall of Shame” in Lima, Peru is a concrete barrier that literally separates the rich from the poor. (1)Remorse for the past. Our lives must, in the main, run in parallel lines with the life of the gracious, holy, and loving God, or else we shall be walking contrary to Him, and He will walk contrary to us.4. He —1. SERIOUS PURPOSES OF OBEDIENCE ARE ACCEPTED FOR OBEDIENCE.IV. II. By His sympathy.3. He received and returned the friendship of God. FAITH IS NOT GENUINE UNLESS IT PRODUCES SUCH ACTIONS AS ABRAHAM'S.(T. Empty-headed, in being so deluded as to suppose that a dead faith can save; empty-handed, in being devoid of true spiritual riches; emptyhearted, in having no real love either for God or man.(A. He was a perfect child towards God, and therefore a complete man.2. Hence St. James says, that "through works is faith made perfect," that is, through the perpetual activity and stir of practical devotion.(J. Grow in grace. Jesus Himself invites us to live and act, and be His friends. There is all this difference between being "saved so as by fire," and having "an abundant entrance ministered unto us "into the kingdom. 2. Bengel. He was his shield, and his exceeding great reward, and the Lord Himself delighted to commune with Abraham. (6) There was also between these friends a mutual love and delight. Brooks. )LinksJames 2:5 NIVJames 2:5 NLTJames 2:5 ESVJames 2:5 NASBJames 2:5 KJVJames 2:5 Bible AppsJames 2:5 ParallelJames 2:5 Biblia ParalelaJames 2:5 Chinese BibleJames 2:5 French BibleJames 2:5 German BibleJames 2:5 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)Of a great sound and noise; can talk of grace, boast of knowledge, glory in their faith. What, then, is the true faith? Close. If we are to be the friends of God, there must be a conformity of heart, and will, and design, and character to God. But thankfully, there's help. Hence St. James says, that "through works is faith made perfect," that is, through the perpetual activity and stir of practical devotion.(J. earthly distinctions should be indiscernible in the presence of. There is one marked difference, however, in this historic knowledge — viz., the Christian has read the history, but the devil has lived it! H. Spurgeon.Abraham was called the Friend of God because he was so. Christmas Doxology (3 of 3) Series: Christmas Unwrapped James Merritt Philippians 2:5-11 Introduction 1. Each part of Christian doctrine, if I may so speak, will be exhibited by its appropriate proof. The Lord is a Friend who can never know a limit in blessing His friends. Jesus propounds no riddle when He invites you and me to come to Him just as the blind beggar and the penitent harlot came. That the propagation of this faith is entrusted to human instrumentality.3. BELIEVERS MUST SEE THAT THEY HONOUR AND JUSTIFY THEIR FAITH BY WORKS. In this Expository Sermon Outline entitled Faith Through The Storm, we look at James 1:2-8 and discover important principles that will help us face problems. There are several things you can always count on seeing during the Christmas season. It is that of Pharisaic contempt of the poor. The other day there lauded on the shores of France a boatful of people sodden with rain and salt-water; they had lost all their luggage, and had nothing but what they stood upright in: they were glad, indeed, to have been saved from a wreck. He was suddenly aroused by shouts, and the roar of cannon an d of musketry, that were to him the certain signs of a midnight assault, He hastened from his tent, he cast his eyes around him, and at once discovering by the burning houses, by the quarters of the attack, by the skill with which it was planned, by the energy with which it was executed, the genius of his only rival, he turned to his staff and said, "Conde is come." But you have not gone far enough yet. )The Friend of GodC. He was a perfect child towards God, and therefore a complete man.2. (2) In consequence of these visits of friendship paid to Abraham, secrets were disclosed (Genesis 15:13-16; Genesis 17:16-21; Genesis 18:17-19). Sameness of interests.2. mute. Visits were received, and secrets were made known, and thus friendship grew. His power, knowledge, wisdom, are without limit, and His ever-wakeful eye marks the interests of all who trust in Him.III. "Why cumbereth it the ground?" The other day there lauded on the shores of France a boatful of people sodden with rain and salt-water; they had lost all their luggage, and had nothing but what they stood upright in: they were glad, indeed, to have been saved from a wreck. H. Temporaries are but vain men; like empty vessels, full of wind, and make the greatest sound; they are full of windy presumptions and boasting professions. Why not? Received the promises with all humility. Thus Hezekiah was tried to see whether natural vainglory would overcome humble gratitude for God's mercy. An empty barren faith is a dead faith. Improved them with much fidelity.II. To remove certain practical errors, and —2. The title only declares a fact. THE FRIENDSHIP OF GOD ASSURES US THAT ALL THE OCCURRENCES OF LIFE, HOWEVER VARIED AND PERPLEXING, SHALL CONTRIBUTE TO AN ULTIMATE WELFARE. The apostle's reproof is faithful, but it is also affectionately tender (vers. By His sympathy.3. A. Bengel.Our natural disposition with regard to spiritual exercises is a compound of indolence, coldness, and faint-heartedness; therefore we need continually to be stirred up, chafed, and animated by the Word of God and by prayer. The consciousness that we are reconciled to the Most High, and have in Him a Father and a Friend, sheds over the mind a tranquillity which excels the excitement of worldly joy.2. (5) Since Abraham was God's friend, God accepted his pleadings, and was moved by his influence. James writes to Christians who were facing various trials (Jas. Having loved His own He loves them to the end. No such necessity can be supposed of the All-sufficient God. Andy Cook is the pastor of Shirley Hills Baptist Church in, Warner Robins, Georgia. The mini-fork system was designed to help folks take smaller bites. Of this faith God is the Author. The consciousness that we are reconciled to the Most High, and have in Him a Father and a Friend, sheds over the mind a tranquillity which excels the excitement of worldly joy.2. Oh, happy man, that dwelt on high while men were grovelling at his feet! He received and returned the friendship of God. Oh, happy man, that dwelt on high while men were grovelling at his feet! I think I hear you say, "Yes, it was indeed a high degree to which Abraham reached: so high that we cannot attain unto it." It has passed away like a vapour. A man is known through his friends: you cannot help judging a person by his companions. Manton. Among the Jewish people Abraham was frequently spoken of as "the Friend of Goal." The faith of devils produces great mental misery. - C.J. Oh, happy man, to know no scepticisms, but heroically to believe! 1. In the end, the results will be more valuable than any other possession on earth. He had a great love for Alexander as a man, whereas others only cared for him as a conqueror and a monarch; and Alexander, perceiving this, placed great reliance upon Parmenio. An empty barren faith is a dead faith. That faith is not a mere credence of Divine facts.3. The sap which flows from the root does not expend itself wholly in leaves — there is the bud, the blossom, and the ripened cluster. Spiritual happiness here is the great evidence of personal Christianity.5. Presumers are either ignorant or inconsiderate. I think I hear you say, "Yes, it was indeed a high degree to which Abraham reached: so high that we cannot attain unto it." Look at the name, "Friend of God," and regard it as A TITLE TO BE WONDERED AT.1. UNINTERRUPTED INTERCOURSE.1. (1) The Lord often visited Abraham (Genesis 15:11 17:1; 18:1, etc.). In order to attain it, there must be —I. The two classes occupy different standpoints in relation to truth. (3) More than that, compacts were entered into. James 2:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 2:5, NIV: "Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?" THE FRIENDSHIP OF GOD INVOLVES THE ASSURANCE OF SUCCOUR IN-SEASONS OF PERPLEXITY AND DANGER. (Luke 13:7).(T. THE OBJECT OF FAITH IS THE SAME IN BOTH CASES. THE FRIENDSHIP OF GOD ASSURES US THAT ALL THE OCCURRENCES OF LIFE, HOWEVER VARIED AND PERPLEXING, SHALL CONTRIBUTE TO AN ULTIMATE WELFARE. Can any suggest to Omniscience an idea which might reverse His purposes? BELIEVERS MUST SEE THAT THEY HONOUR AND JUSTIFY THEIR FAITH BY WORKS. 1:12) or in temptation (1:13-16). He was God's servant and yet His friend; therefore he obeyed as seeing Him that is invisible, and trusting Him whom he could not understand.4. Lessons:1. 3. (1) Because it may stand with a natural state, in which we are "dead in trespasses and sins. A little word from a friend will pain you much more than a fierce slander from an enemy.(C. By His love.2. Once with solemn sacrifice a light passed between the divided portions of the victims. Justified by works.Abraham's faith and privilegesT. A diet is one thing. Loving devotion.(Homilist. It answers clearly to the "Raca" of Matthew 5:22. Mutual.2. ", Illustration: Chuck Yeager, the pilot who first broke the time barrier, revealed some interesting tidbits from aviation history in his autobiography. Oh! False and mistaken faith is usually a brat of darkness: either men do not understand what faith is, or do not consider what they do.2. Luther. pluck it off; who would suffer a dead plant in his garden? RSV Revised Standard Version. At another time it is written that God sware by Himself, saying, "Surely, blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee." How could he have been God's friend had not grace wrought wonderfully in him? It answers clearly to the "Raca" of Matthew 5:22. So the apostle, "O vain man"; so Christ, "O ye foolish and blind"; so John the Baptist, "O ye generation of vipers." Sameness of interests.2. If so, sympathize with William the Conqueror a man who lived almost 1,000 years ago. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him. Christians, while contemplating God, grow glad in His presence; their faith rises into rapture, "joy unspeakable and full of glory." We submit that the secret is this, viz., IN THE CASE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS ACCOMPANIED BY HOPE, WHEREAS IN THE CASE OF SATAN IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH UTTER HOPELESSNESS. That on earth alone can joy-producing faith be exercised.2. The two friends grasped hands, and pledged their troth. Parmenio was a great general, but all his fame in that direction is forgotten in the fact that he was known as the friend of Alexander. for we are led to judge the character of God by the character of the man whom He selects to be His friend. They must —1. The chrysalis had burst into a half-formed butterfly and perished. )The Friend of GodC. Heaven and hell are mental realities.(D. As Satan stands in the solemn temple of history, he trembles under the remorseless tyranny of self-condemnation! James 2:1-13. The heavens are not pure in His sight, and He charged His angels with folly, and yet He takes a man and sets him apart to be His friend. On the low grounds falls the fertilising rain of heaven; the bleak mountain tops are barren. Bathing his forehead in the sunlight of Jehovah's love he dwelt beyond all questions and mistrusts. Empty-headed, in being so deluded as to suppose that a dead faith can save; empty-handed, in being devoid of true spiritual riches; emptyhearted, in having no real love either for God or man.(A. No such necessity can be supposed of the All-sufficient God. Howard Hendricks puts it this way: "There is no such thing as a correspondence course for swimming.". This test, let me further observe, is needed for the individual himself. 1:22), whether in trial (Jas. The faith in Divine truth which is to save must be exercised now. Beveridge.If I see fruit growing upon a tree, I know what tree it is upon which such fruit grows. Plummer, . It cannot be that He is solitary: He is within Himself a whole, not only of unity, but of tri-personality — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — and herein is fellowship enough. Introduction. If you and I can do this, then we can enter into friendship with God, but not else; for distrust is the death of friendship.3. Luther. (2)Apprehension for the future.III. Why not? Love must be created in your heart; gratitude must beget attachment, and attachment must cause delight. "(2) Because it receiveth not the quickening influences of the Spirit. (2) In consequence of these visits of friendship paid to Abraham, secrets were disclosed (Genesis 15:13-16; Genesis 17:16-21; Genesis 18:17-19). Abraham's desire for God's glory was uppermost at all times. Our lives must, in the main, run in parallel lines with the life of the gracious, holy, and loving God, or else we shall be walking contrary to Him, and He will walk contrary to us. Parmenio was a great general, but all his fame in that direction is forgotten in the fact that he was known as the friend of Alexander. Months later, I picked up some details from the receiving end of that project. By His love.2. Abraham rejoiced in Jehovah! She quitted the devoted city. He was God's servant and yet His friend; therefore he obeyed as seeing Him that is invisible, and trusting Him whom he could not understand.4. It answers clearly to the "Raca" of Matthew 5:22. Mutual.2. In this case the august Friend displays His pure love, since He has nothing to gain. The New Testament rings with declarations of this truth. Jesus Himself invites us to live and act, and be His friends. Personal communication.3. IN BOTH CASES THERE IS A KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORICAL FACTS. . It is a noble title, not to be equalled by all the names of greatness which have been bestowed by princes, even if they should all meet in one. 1.) How ABRAHAM MANIFESTED HIS FRIENDSHIP TO GOD. No such necessity can be supposed of the All-sufficient God. If we have got as far as that, then the next thing will surely follow — there must be a continual intercourse. To Abraham through-the grace of his Divine Friend difficulties were blessings, trials were blessings, and the sharpest test of all was the most ennobling blessing. 4. Oh, that we may get to ourselves this good degree, this diploma, as "Friend of God"! (2) In consequence of these visits of friendship paid to Abraham, secrets were disclosed (Genesis 15:13-16; Genesis 17:16-21; Genesis 18:17-19). Parmenio was a great general, but all his fame in that direction is forgotten in the fact that he was known as the friend of Alexander. Plummer, . Surely, none of us will neglect any gracious attainment which lies within the region of the possible. Afflictions themselves are part of God's wise and gracious discipline — evidences, not of anger, but of love.IV. 1.) Our blessed Lord drew lessons from singing birds and gay flowers; and I have seen in the conservatory a plant from which such saints as John Bunyan's Mr. Feeble-mind might gather strength, and draw something more fragrant than its odours, and something more beautiful than its purple flowers. Parmenio was a great general, but all his fame in that direction is forgotten in the fact that he was known as the friend of Alexander. If there be no works acceptable to God — if there be, for instance, no power of holiness manifested in the ordinary details of the Christian professor's life — it profits nothing, it leaves the sinner as it found him; it is but a cremation of his own mind, it is not that faith which brings the soul by the Spirit into union with Christ, and gives it both power and activity. Yet, behold, in infinite condescension the Lord deigns to seek the acquaintance of His own creature, the love of man, the friendship of Abraham. IN BOTH CASES THERE IS A BELIEF IN DIVINE FAITHFULNESS. You know, my mother had told me many times before how much she loved those girls, but with that one, difficult little repair job, she assured me beyond any doubt that she really loved those grandchildren! He had a great love for Alexander as a man, whereas others only cared for him as a conqueror and a monarch; and Alexander, perceiving this, placed great reliance upon Parmenio. Why not? Visits were few and far between, so we did what we could to keep our parents in touch with their grandchildren. Next, there was joined to this implicit trust a practical confidence as to the accomplishment of everything that God had promised. Improved them with much fidelity.II. JAS 2:20-22 You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Among the Jewish people Abraham was frequently spoken of as "the Friend of Goal." O Lord, how excellent is Thy lovingkindness, that Thou shouldest make a man Thy friend!2. Secondly, we are taught to believe that God exists in a mode altogether unsearchable and incomprehensible; so that in the simple and undivided essence there are three distinguishable subsistences — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. A vain faith and a vain man are oft suited and matched.3. A vain faith and a vain man are oft suited and matched.3. )The Friend of GodG. Abraham's desire for God's glory was uppermost at all times. Faith in moral truth, in all worlds, must always have an influence on the emotions.3. So a soul may arrive at the half-way point of a full surrender, and yet perish short of it. 4. (1)Remorse for the past. In this case the august Friend displays His pure love, since He has nothing to gain. The Spirit of God produced in him a deep sincerity, a firm principle, and a noble bearing.3. James; Chapter 2; Verse 5; Sermons on James 2:5. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting … David, sensible of this, entreated the Lord to examine and prove him, and to try his reins and his heart (Psalm 26:2). My daughter, Joanna, told us that it was a still couple of hours before they were scheduled to arrive, and so she told Taylor it … THE NATURE OF THAT FAITH WHICH BY IMPLICATION IS COMMENDED IN THE TEXT. Presumers are either ignorant or inconsiderate. PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE.1. Sameness of interests.2. Be prudent.4. D. D.empty-handed, and empty-hearted. By His love.2. We're sorry, an error occurred. 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