HS Chapel Good Works Part II 1-27-2011
“What are your good works this year?”
1. Works are neutral until someone places a value on them.
Someone is evaluating the work you do
2 Works include all you do .
Col. 3:23 “ And whatsoever you do, do it
3. Good Words are Natural for Christian
The true Christian really performs good works often without even thinking about it. The true Christian rarely thinks, "Say, here is a good work I can do, so maybe I had better do it."
Paul wrote to Titus (3:1-2), "Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men."
Vs 8Those who have believed in God should be careful
4. Good works are important
One way to please your Heavenly Father is through good Works.
5. Jesus is keeping Track of all your works. Although it has been shown that a Christian cannot be saved by doing good works, might there be any related benefit? Indeed there is!
Jesus spelled it out in Matthew 16:27 when He said, "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works."
The same idea is repeated in Revelation 22:12 where we find, "And behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
Gods Positioning System –
6. You have a choice
What Prevents a Christian who has been born again, received the very life, a new nature, and has been destined for good works, to fail to walk out these good works.
Very Simple – An act of your will. You will determine your good works.
Matter of submitting your will. If God has preordained that you should have a life of good, then what is preventing you from fulfilling His Plan? You Will in the major factor.
Old sinful nature
The devil knows he can not make you do anything.
Appeals to our impulses - urge
You can overcome impulses, passions, emotions, pleasures
Devil is out not just to try to get you to have a good time, experiment with drugs, alcohol, sex. His plan is to cause you to miss the good things that God has in store for you.
Ultimately, his plan is rob you, destroy and kill you.
Role of the Holy Spirit in your choices.
Bottom line, it is up to you. God’s Word tells you that it is important to make right decisions; Holy Spirit is there to encourage you and to point you in the right direction,
Recalculating process – get back on course.
With every temptation, there is a way of escape – one of these is to make a quality decision not to do- always consequences to the decisions we make.
God has before ordained that you should walk in them. His purpose was for you to do good work, regardless of what it is.
I’ve believing that this year will be a year of good works. When you met someone in the hallway, how you doing in good works?