Grace vs. Works

It’s something we can all agree on: Martin Luther did not believe in “works” based faith. We despised it and that was a large part of the reason we rebelled against the Catholic Church.


Last week in worship, we talked about the role “works” has in our faith. Do we have to help so many people in one day to be on God’s good side? If we help no one else in our life, are we being a good Christian? Should I focus on spreading the good news or should my works do the talking?
All valid questions and here is what I think (you don’t have to agree with me):


I think that we are saved by grace and are pledged with the task of sharing our grace via works. We are not trying to meet a certain criteria of works per day, but we should love our neighbor as ourselves. If we follow the most important of all commandments, then we shouldn’t have to worry about helping others – We will already be doing it!


What is your take on these questions? Let us know in the comment section below or feel free to join us for worship every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Grace Village.

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