Friday, January 2, 2015

The Importance of Good Works in a Believer's Life

This coming year I want to challenge all of our Berean Family to be  faithful in filling up your life with good works done on behalf of others for the glory of God. May we be true servants of the living God. Those who know the Lord will have plenty of evidence to verify that they have met Christ on the Calvary road. The evidence? It will be a life that is full and overflowing with good works and obedience to the teachings of God's Word. Do you have evidence in your life that marks you as a child of God?

Here are a few thoughts by Spurgeon on "Good Works".

"Those who have believed in Christ, and have been the subjects of the Spirit's work, are now "created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that they should walk in them." God desires that his people should abound in good works. It is his great object to produce a people fit to commune with himself: a holy people, with whom he can have fellowship in time and in eternity. He wishes us not only to produce good works, but to abound in them; and to abound in the highest order of them. He would have us become imitators of himself as dear children, possessing the same moral attributes as the Father in heaven possesses. Is it not written, "Be ye perfect, even as your rather which is in heaven is perfect"? Oh, that we came within measurable distance of this blissful consummation!

Have a wonderful New Year!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Dickie

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