Righteous Faith Precedes Righteous Deeds

Romans 4:3  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Paul appeals to Scripture as the final authority, not church history or church tradition. When was Abraham declared righteous? Was it when he was...

Learning By Doing

The book of James is so practical. It is the kind of book that stares you in the face and challenges you to get up and do something. Yes, our salvation is by grace apart from our works (Ephesians 2:8-9), but James reminds us that a genuine faith is a faith that works...

A Faith that works

James 2.26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Just as money can be genuine or counterfeit, so too faith can be the real thing or just an imitation of the real thing.  If it’s a faith that fails to produce good deeds,...

Investor or Consumer?

Eph 4:16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.We live in a day and age of...

Let your light shine

​I am reminded of the many places in Scripture where we are told to be zealous of good works. I’d like to pass along a brief reminder today in regards to the connection between good works and the glory of God. Jesus said in Mt 5:16 “Let your light so shine...