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Title: Good works...
Post by: Lori Bolinger on December 04, 2018, 11:58:37 am
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.



I'm working on a study right now that takes me into the concept of good works....so the question I put forth today is what are good works?  How do we know what good works God designed for us? 
Title: Re: Good works...
Post by: patrick jane on December 10, 2018, 01:09:05 pm
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.



I'm working on a study right now that takes me into the concept of good works....so the question I put forth today is what are good works?  How do we know what good works God designed for us?
I believe that being in Christ and Christ in us naturally produces what many consider to be good works. When I let a homeless person live in my house until they get back on their feet, feeding them and providing warmth and shelter, that's not a work to me. It happens without thinking and it comes naturally to me. Loving others and showing them love and caring and compassion and understanding comes naturally to me so I don't think of works when theses things occur in my life.
Title: Re: Good works...
Post by: Bladerunner on December 17, 2018, 07:30:25 pm
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.



I'm working on a study right now that takes me into the concept of good works....so the question I put forth today is what are good works?  How do we know what good works God designed for us?
I believe that being in Christ and Christ in us naturally produces what many consider to be good works. When I let a homeless person live in my house until they get back on their feet, feeding them and providing warmth and shelter, that's not a work to me. It happens without thinking and it comes naturally to me. Loving others and showing them love and caring and compassion and understanding comes naturally to me so I don't think of works when theses things occur in my life.

   Good for you PJ... There are many that do works based upon what they think Jesus is looking for . For the true Christian, good works as you said comes naturally without thinking and forethought.

Blade




Title: Re: Good works...
Post by: patrick jane on June 12, 2019, 04:28:33 am
I concur, Blade.
Title: Re: Good works...
Post by: patrick jane on June 29, 2019, 11:09:09 am
I concur, Blade.
Yes.
Title: Re: Good works...
Post by: patrick jane on July 11, 2019, 05:48:54 am
I concur, Blade.
Yes.
Indeed.
Title: Re: Good works...
Post by: patrick jane on October 02, 2020, 11:31:53 am
I concur, Blade.
Yes.
Indeed.
me too