Doing the Word
Faith drives faithfulness, and so those who trust in Christ are called to act on what they believe. James the son of thunder listened carefully to Jesus who warned His followers not to be like the servant who took the talent his master entrusted to him and buried it in ground (Matt. 25:25). So James contrasts the self-deceived who hear the word and forget about it, and those who hear the word, persevere in it, and practice pure religion before God.
NOTE: There was a problem with the audio recording this week. The sermon notes are available as a PDF.