Posts Tagged ‘ Works ’

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: Psalm 47:1

Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

Psalm 47:1, ESV

Our God has done great things worthy of celebration, most importantly He saved us from our sins through the cross.

VerseD: Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9, ESV

We are given God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son’s life and work. Let us spread the gift and the Giver to others.

VerseD: Philippians 2:12

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling

Philippians 2:12, ESV

We show we are Christians when we regularly worship with other saints, we serve others out of love, and we strive to be more like Jesus.

VerseD: Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 9:1, ESV

God has done all things well: Creation, Redemption, and Renewal of His people (and eventually all of Creation) especially.

Give thanks to God for His great works.

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: 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

Jesus is the only answer for how to get to God. No other path, work, or deity can do it.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

VerseD: Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9, ESV

We can not earn or work our way to God. We either remain under God’s wrath or we accept His grace and forgiveness offered through Christ’s atoning work on the cross.

VerseD: 2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV

Do you know your Bible well enough to explain the Gospel, salvation, or why you believe what you believe?
Ignoring the Bible (or barely reading/studying it) is ignoring God.
Works apart from God’s Word is working in an unapproved manner. We love God through His Word and in deeds.

VerseD: Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Psalm 139:23‭-‬24, ESV

On our own, we are woefully inadequate to accomplish true good, let alone alone save ourselves from our sin.
Our true peace is found in letting God show us our need for Him and His cleansing, saving work.