We know we’re supposed to live out our faith, but, nevertheless, we often find it difficult to do this genuinely, and without great effort. How do followers of Christ come to the point where they can naturally live out the inner condition of their hearts?
Combine this with the age-old debate of faith vs. deeds. The anxiety of dismissing grace often collides with the anxiety of lazy faith. Is there a middle ground? Does the Book of James leave room for failure and the grace we find when we make mistakes? If so, why do we still find it so difficult to live in the same level of conviction James describes?
On this second episode of The DBC Podcast, I sit down with Jeff Reams, Minister of Mission, and my Discipleship Intern, Allen Taliaferro, to conversationally wrestle with these difficult questions. What is the way forward for a Christian who wants to abide in the wonder of God’s abundant grace while still making a dedicated effort to perform good works according to the commands of Scripture? How do we think about these deep dimensions of Christian commitment?
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