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...

Faith works by love

The title today is found in Galatians 5.6. The Greek word for works here is a word that means to operate or to put on display. It also could be translated energy. In other words, it is love that energizes, or puts faith on display. Faith and love are “twin...

Zealous Of Good Works

Knowing that we are saved by grace through faith, and not of works, has caused some believers to flee at any mention of good works. Let us never forget that the saving grace of God will be practically expressed by good works. A proper understanding and interpretation...

The Work Of Faith

The apostle Paul wrote about “the work of faith with power”. To ignore the work of faith is to ignore the transforming power of the gospel. Saving faith produces works of faith. These works are actually the visible fruit of a healthy branch that is abiding in vibrant...

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...