Archive for the ‘ Works ’ Category

VerseD: Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10, ESV

The ultimate good work was Christ dying on the cross for our sins. We ought to sacrifice of ourselves to take that news to others, helping them get through this life (especially when considering this really may be their best life now!)

VerseD: Matthew 3:8

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Matthew 3:8, ESV

We show our salvation by the change, the difference in how we act and think. We don’t do good works to earn salvation, rather they are a sign that we are saved from sin and God’s wrath.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31, ESV

There are times we disagree about how to worship God, but as long as it does not contradict Scripture and we strive to honor God in our acts, we should show grace to each other in Christ’s love.

VerseD: 1 John 4:11

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:11, ESV

God loved us enough to become one of us and die for us. We should be willing to lay our lives down for others for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.

VerseD: Matthew 6:3

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing

Matthew 6:3, ESV

People did not expect God to become a man, yet He did to help us.

Our world has become cynical and doesn’t expect people to do good things. Don’t do good things for them, but for the One who first did it for us.

VerseD: Luke 6:45

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Luke 6:45, ESV

No one is truly good apart from Christ. All we do and say is tainted by our sinful nature.

In Christ, we are made clean and clothed in righteousness, able to do truly good works.

VerseD: Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Galatians 6:10, ESV

Let us take every opportunity to give others reasons to praise and thank God by helping all, most of all our brothers and sisters in Christ.

VerseD: John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
John 15:4, ESV

All that we do is tainted by sin, like a plant in a planter without good water or nutrients barely growing. We need the life-giving water of the Holy Spirit to truly do good works to bring glory to God.

VerseD: 1 Peter 3:13

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
1 Peter 3:13, ESV

Our priorities should be based on God’s goodness and all things good (according to their nature or purpose).
Then we have a defense and clear conscience as we seek to glorify God.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:44, ESV

When we pray for and do good works toward those who mistreat us, we either heap coals on their heads for the final judgment or lead them to saving knowledge in Jesus Christ.