Posts Tagged ‘ Good Works ’

VerseD: Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24‭-‬25, ESV

Jesus came to proclaim the good news of reconciliation with God. We are now sent to fo the same as we await His return, so we mist encourage each other to continue spreading the Gospel.

VerseD: Acts 4:12

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12, ESV

We can strive to be good on our own, but it takes the Son of Man who died for our sins to find eternal life.

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 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: John 8:12

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:12, ESV

It is the light of Christ, and should not be our deeds that repel and is not our good works that necessarily draw others to God.

Our goodness and light comes from Christ, and it will either repel or draw others in.

VerseD: Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16, ESV

God’s light is put in us by the Holy Spirit when we put our faith in Christ. Then Christ works in us to do good works in this world that some may also trust Him.

VerseD: Philippians 4:9

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9, ESV

The world watches us to find hypocrisy. Younger Christians watch us to know what is okay.

Live a life honoring to Christ as He lives through us. Give everyone good reason to follow us as we follow Him, our good conduct reflecting Him.

VerseD: James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

James 3:13, ESV

God has given us good works to do to share with the world the light and wisdom of God: Jesus.

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

Anything good we do is because of Christ working in and through us.

May we lead others to be found in Him.