Walk in Good Works


1. According to Matthew 7:22-23, salvation is based on faith in Jesus ("they call him Lord") AND good deeds, i.e., prophesying, casting out demons, and performing miracles.

2. In Luke 18:9-14, Jesus talked about a Pharisee who believed in God, did good things, and did not do bad things. Yet, he was not saved. Why not?

3. Salvation by doing good works seems right in the eyes of man. One of man’s basic desires is to be in control of his own destiny, and that includes his eternal destiny. Salvation by works appeals to man’s pride and his desire to be in control. Being saved by works appeals to that desire far more than the idea of being saved by faith alone.

What is wrong with this thinking, according to Ephesians 2:8-9?


4. On the other hand, James 2:26 tells us that faith without works is
  because the lack of works reveals an
  unchanged life and a heart that has not been transformed and regenerated by God.

5. Our godly attitudes and ... (Matthew 5:15-16)
  display evidence of our devotion to Christ.
  The important thing is to be sure that our works glorify
  and not ourselves.

6. Give two reasons why all of us should be faithful students of God's holy Word. (2 Timothy 3:17)

7. In Romans 2:10, what did the apostle Paul say will come to those who "worketh good."
  a) b)

8. In the Old Testament days, and probably still today, some claimed to have the "gift" of faith, but not the "gift" of works. They would say something like, "It's fine for you to have your gift of works and it's nice that you help take care of the needy. But that isn't my gift (or my calling)."

James would not tolerate this type of thinking. How did he answer this in James 2:18?


9. I believe that putting your full tithe in the offering basket on Sunday (Malachi 3;10) isn't really giving. That is simply not stealing - not keeping back from God what is already His.

In addition to the tithe, we are also to ... (Luke 6:38)
  Using both Malachi 3:10 and Luke 6:38, what has God promised to do for "givers."
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