The great Reformer Martin Luther once said,

"Faith is a living, restless thing. It cannot be inoperative. We are not saved by works; but if there be no works, there must be something amiss with faith."

 John Calvin later summarized the same thought stating,

"It is faith alone which justifies, and yet the faith which justifies is not alone.

In the book of James, sometimes called the Proverbs of the New Testament, we see this exact same message taught: that while we are absolutely saved by faith alone, a faith that is true and living will demonstrate itself in godly action.  

Having just completed a series on the spiritual disciplines which are all about growing our faith, we now turn to James to help us learn how to put that training of our faith into action. 

We began our summer series James: Demonstrated Faith on July 3.