The gospel brings to “light” that which God has already done for us and in us (2 Timothy 1:10).
So why do good works? Because we are thankful for the blessing of salvation completed by a Sovereign God.
Therefore, we do not simply have a hope like a birthday wish for salvation. Our hope is a sure anchor which is the faithfulness of God in Jesus Christ.
If Jesus came and died on the cross only to make salvation a possibility, then He does not seem very powerful does He?
“If the good Lord’s willing, then the creek WON’T rise!”
We need to keep in memory those times when we see the Lord at work in our lives or the lives of others.
He said that his name was already John for he knew that God had named the child even before he was born according to the testimony of Gabriel.