Person's (exterior) actions or deeds, in contrast to inner qualities such as grace or faith
I. An observation about vessels of honor and dishonor, v20. II. An implication: The privilege of being a vessel for honorable use, v21. III. An Exhortation: usefulness is related to Christlikeness, v22.
The book of Ephesians was a letter written to a young church with the intention to help them mature. 2000 years later, being the young church that we are, we, too, can learn a lot from this letter about spiritual maturity.
You are an original masterpiece created by God. In Ephesians, Paul describes you as God's workmanship. You have been created for a purpose and He gave Himself on the cross to redeem you and enable you to accomplish that purpose. Our Scripture today begins with the essential teaching on salvation. You did not and cannot save yourself through good works. If you could, you would be tempted to brag on yourself. Instead, we are saved by grace through faith. The Scripture teaches us that even the faith we have to apply God's grace is a gift from Him. We could not have faith on our own so He gave even that to us. It is that salvation that empowers us to do good works. We are not saved by our good works. Instead, our salvation empowers us to do good works. The good works come after salvation, not before. Join the discussion as Gary and Rick take just a few minutes to examine this Bible teaching. Send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faith in Five is a ministry of the Fremont Baptist Temple in Fremont, Ohio. Be sure to like, subscribe and give a five-star rating to the Faith in Five Podcast.
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This passage in the book of James is often misunderstood and has caused a lot of confusion in Christianity and in the presentation of the Gospel. Paul makes it clear that we're saved by faith apart from works but then James comes along and says, seemingly, the exact opposite! How do we square this circle? This teaching shows that we AREN'T supposed to try to fit James in to Paul or Paul in to James because they're talking about two TOTALLY different aspects of the Christian life. Follow my ministry with InFaith by going to:https://www.facebook.com/DennisInFaithIf you have any questions or comments that you'd like me to address you can shoot me an email to email@example.comAnd if you'd like to support my ministry with InFaith you can text the word "discipleship" to 41444 or head over to https://infaith.org/dennis-sutherby and give there. Articles on understanding the Objector in James 2:14-16"Even the Demons Believe"https://redeeminggod.com/even-the-demons-believe/"Epistolary Diatribe in the Letters of Paul (No, really! It's Interesting. I promise!)"https://redeeminggod.com/epistolary-diatribe-letters-of-paul/Theme Music:Overseas by Vlad Gluschenko | https://soundcloud.com/vgl9Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USSupport the show
What a wonderful and amazing thing it is to be saved, born again and sealed unto the day of redemption! This is something that no other dispensation offers, it is unique to the Church Age where believers are placed into the body of Christ. Want to start an immediate argument on social media? Just start talking about ‘once saved, always saved', and you'll have all the contention you could possibly imagine, but eternal security is Bible doctrine. Now let's talk about where good works come into play for the sealed believer in Jesus Christ. Paul shows us that we are not saved by our works, and not kept by our works, but that good works do play a part in the sanctified life of the Christian. Some of the things that should be present in the life of all Christians is a love for the brethren, a willingness to be useful to the body of Christ, a desire to see lost people saved and saved people get on fire for God. Now the question arises, how do we manage all this in light of having to live life in the 21st century? The same way they did back in the first century, by laying down your desires for the will of God, to accomplish the work that He saved you to do. How did Eutychus fall out of the window and break his neck while listening to the preaching of the greatest Christian in world history? Because he was half in, and half out, as gravity and ‘falling asleep on the job' will always pull you down and never up. Today I would like to bring you a message on the necessity of good works in the life of the born again believer living in the last days before the Rapture.
Sermon: Saved by Grace through Faith for Good WorksSeries: Ephesians: The Riches of Being in ChristSpeaker: Pastor Tom WilsonText: Ephesians 2:8-10Date: November 20, 2022...
WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT IT? We do a lot of good things in the Name of Christ, but are they really God's good things or just good things that we have done in our flesh for our flesh? Seems like an easy question to answer doesn't it? Our flesh can easily justify "good" things and place them under the heading of God's things. I believe if we look at the Gospel we will discover that there are certain qualifiers that define what things are good and come from God and are for God!Only the brave should enter here! Let's get serious about being faithful to what God has created and called us to do!
A new MP3 sermon from New Hope Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Created for Good Works Subtitle: Ephesians Speaker: Curtis Knapp Broadcaster: New Hope Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/4/2022 Bible: Ephesians 2:10 Length: 46 min.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.
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Is WWIII the beginning of the End Times? With war between Ukraine and Russia, how do these events align with Revelation, Israel and End Time Bible Prophecy?Guest John Hope joins with Dan, Brian and Terry to shed light on the dark times ahead and where Christians need to be keeping our eyes focused so we can Finish Strong!Dan, Terry, and Brian will help you live your life with purpose, change someone's life for the better and leave a lasting impact on those around you. Everyone starts the race... but only the Fearless Finish Strong!Fearless Faith Websiteffaith.orgTo leave a review - Open Finish Strong on the Apple Podcast app and scroll down until you see "Ratings & Reviews". There will be a link to click so that you can "Write A Review"FacebookYouTubeInstagram
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Welcome to Grace in Focus radio. Today, Ken Yates and Bob Wilkin will look at a question about assurance of eternal salvation. Part of their discussion includes how many people traditionally arrive at assurance. If you follow the Westminster Confession, there are three aspects. But Bob and Ken are willing to challenge the flawed tradition
Note from Brian: Welcome to "The Great Awareness" podcast, focused on helping Christians make sense of this world we are in. The goal is to encourage, but never at the expense of truth. We will take the truth found in Scripture and apply it to the real spiritual battles going on today. Ignoring pre-conceived beliefs, we […] The post The Great Awareness, "The 5 Pillars of a GREAT Life" : Pillar 5 - GOOD WORKS - with Brian Peart appeared first on Business RadioX ®.
In this week's special episode, I share something near and dear to my heart in anticipation of the upcoming gift season- supporting small businesses. All of the guests on the show are entrepreneurs and business owners in the wedding industry, and a lot of y'all that listen are too. So, today I am going to share some of my favorite businesses that you can support as you buy gifts for loved ones. Some of these are former or future guests on the show, some are my friends, and some are just businesses I really, really love. Over the next few weeks, I'd encourage you to support whatever small or local businesses you love! Share their posts, talk about your favorite product of theirs, or just buy local when you can. It truly means the world when our friends support our work. Below are the links to all the businesses mentioned in this episode. Go check them out! Written Word Calligraphy: https://writtenwordcalligraphy.comHello Maurelle: https://www.hellomaurelle.comHandmade Studio TN: https://www.handmadestudiotn.comBA Makeup Company: https://bamakeupcompany.com/beauty-education/Texture Design Co: https://texturedesignco.comToadfish Outfitters: https://toadfish.comEventide Pennant Co: https://eventidepennantco.comCarrie Davis: https://www.carriedavis.artBR Design Co: https://shopbrdesignco.comTiny Tassel: https://thetinytassel.comFrancis and Benedict: https://francisandbenedict.comCandlefish: https://www.candlefish.comLindale Studios: https://lindalestudios.comVisit Oh Happy Day on Instagram: @ohhappydaypodcastFind us online at www.ohhappydaypodcast.com and sign up for my email list to receive my list of top books for Christian creatives.
Today we answer the question "How do good works relate to faith?". This continues our Bible Basics series, where we are learning the foundations of the Bible and the Biblical story.Supported by our generous donors to the Bible Literacy Foundation (bibleliteracyfoundation.com). Donate today at the bottom of our home page. You can follow us on instagram at ‘@biblelit', where we share more Bible learning content like this.Bible References used in this show: James 2, Ephesians 2, Hebrews 11All Bible references are from the ESV Bible.Submit a question that we may feature on a future show! Go to: bibleliteracyfoundation.com/biblebriefCopywrite Bible Literacy Foundation 2022.Support the showTags: bible, beginner, bible verse, god, verse of the day, prayer, jesus, bible study, scripture, learn, bible introduction, introduction, intro to the bible, introduction to the bible, podcast, beginner bible, bible overview, how to read the bible, what is the bible about, what is the bible, bible study
As we kick off a new series “Be Full” and the annual Missions Emphasis — a celebration of our partnerships and projects "across the street and around the world" that are all about serving and loving others in the name of Jesus, we invited over guest speaker and pastor, Kevin Falde, to share of his experiences in his missionary works in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. "She was full of good works and acts of charity." Acts 9:36 Luke, the author of the book of Acts, commends the disciple Tabitha with the highest praise he could give for a follower of Jesus — one who was beautifully living out the full life she'd discovered in Christ by giving, serving, and loving others in His name. Because, like Tabitha, we want to Be Full as we live out our calling as His church — "full of good works and acts of charity." First time listening to our podcast? We'd like to get to know you! Head over to: http://bit.ly/connectcardccc. Connect with us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/capecodchurch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capecodchurch/ Website: http://capecodchurch.com Connect Card: https://bit.ly/connectcardccc
This episode is about building thriving communities, both online and in person. Becky is joined by Dennis Pitocco—Chief Reimaginator at 360° Nation. He and his wife have built an incredible community of writers and nonprofit leaders and generously share their time, energy, and passion to make the world a better place. During the episode, Dennis shares: About himself and his work in the world.About his other website, GoodWorks 360, where he helps nonprofits for free. The story of how he started building his online presence with his wife. How authors can connect with him and start writing for 360° Nation.The article topics 360° Nation is known for.The secrets of success for building a thriving online community. Which of the four commitments of Reach has been most critical to 360° Nation's success.The generosity of 360° Nation and why the value they offer is completely free.What inspired that amazing generosity.For our show notes, including action steps and resources, visit: https://weavinginfluence.com/podcast/episode-104-building-a-thriving-community/Please feel free to send a message to Becky at email@example.com to share your thoughts!
Essentials of the Christian Faith is a series taught by Lee Eric Fesko at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. This week, we discuss the role of good works in salvation and sanctification.
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We believe that we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ apart from works. But true faith in Jesus will lead to good works. Our faith in not just some intellectual knowledge of God but the action of living it out. James 2 teaches us that it is the work of the Holy Spirit leading us to know that we are loved so that we can love. Sermon Text: James 2:14-26 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer
Rev. Gem Gabriel, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in New London, CT, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study James 2. St. James covers two important topics in this part of his letter. Namely, the issue of showing favoritism and the necessity of living out one's faith by doing good works. Evidently, both had been problems in the early church, as they are today. James teaches whether rich or poor, or any other division mankind can conjure, all people have equal access to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. True faith, a gift of God, can be recognized by the fruit it produces: good works which serves one's neighbor. Examine yourself: are you putting your faith into action? Thy Strong Word dips back into the New Testament for a week only with a careful examination of the Epistle of Saint James. Once called an “epistle of straw” by Martin Luther, many think this meant he thought this letter was not fit for Scripture. Not so! In this brief series, each chapter will be explored to reveal not only how important the Apostle James' inspired message was for the Christians of his day, but how much we need to learn its lessons today.
Episode 1080 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Is it ok for Christians to participate in theme park "Fright Nights" on Halloween? 2. Did God ever condone polygamy? 3. Do I need to do good works in order to prove that I am saved? 4. Why did Jesus appear in a different form in Mark 16? Today's Offer Indispensable by David Cassidy Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question - What's the Difference Between Justification and Sanctification?