All Saints Day (Observed) Nov 3rd / Rev. DJ Kim / Sermon / James 2:14-26 / Lord's Prayer
Rev. D. J. Kim, Lutheran Church Canada Central District Missionary at large and chaplain with the Regina Police Services and the Royal Regina Rifles Reserves, preached on All Saints Day (Observed). He also sang the Lord's Prayer during the prayers of the church. No Manuscript is available for this sermon, please enjoy listening to it. Provided is the text from the Epistle of St. James, upon which the sermon is based.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
The Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, (debts)
As we forgive them that trespass against us. (debtors)
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.