Bible Strong-Faith and Works June 2018

New Living Translation

Based on Matthew 25:31-46

The connection between faith, works, and final approval is a consistent feature of Jesus’ teachings. For Jesus, works are a sure indicator of faith, which begins with repentance, a conversion of the heart and mind that involves turning away from sin to God.

Jesus did not teach salvation by works. He taught the necessity of a conversion which results in a life of obedience. Good works are the natural consequence of a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jesus promises blessing and reward to those who live in accord with God’s will. Consequently, righteousness is required of those who want to enter the Kingdom. Salvation is not achieved by works, but neither is it without works.

God Bless. Heal the broken-hearted, bind up all their wounds.