Salvation is complete in Jesus Christ. Therefore, when Jesus was born into the world, God’s salvation of His people was as good as done! No matter what man would try to do, God was saving His people.
I do believe there are a few themes that should come through when we are declaring the good news.
The birth of Jesus marks not the possibility of redeeming grace but the dawn of redeeming grace.
He did it all for us.
Let us rejoice in the sovereign grace of God, and cry out WITH our Savior, “IT IS FINISHED!”
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.