So why do good works? Because we are thankful for the blessing of salvation completed by a Sovereign God.
If we have the mind that we are instructed to have, then we see ourselves as part of the single body of Christ in our local congregation.
He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. Luke 1:54-55 Mary closes her song of praise by harkening back to the promise made to Abraham in Genesis. Holpen means "to take hold of and support or help." Sojourn in … Continue reading The Promise To Abraham
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 1st Timothy 1:16 In this verse, Paul tells us that there was a cause for the mercy he received. Was it something he … Continue reading The Cause of Mercy
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.Romans 8:2 In the book Genesis, we find that God gave Adam a law. The consequence of breaking that law was death. Adam transgressed that law and he DIED. This is a simple principle … Continue reading 2 Laws