Gratitude posted by John Sorensen on Jun 08, 2016
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When we witness with others, it’s important to understand that saving faith is trusting in Christ alone for eternal life and not in our works. So what is the role of good works in our lives?
Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International. When sharing your faith, it’s important to explain the role of good works and the motive for godly living because people tend to know that good works fit in there somewhere. So, once we put good works in their proper place, they grasp it. And what’s the proper place for our good works? Well, it’s certainly not to gain eternal life. Instead, we do them out of gratitude for what Jesus did for us. That’s when good works are in the right place. Once we receive God’s grace through Christ, good works flow out of gratitude, not because of any earning on our part. Think of it this way, once you are saved, the rest of your life and your good works are your “thank you” to God for what He has done for you. For more tips and tools to help you share your faith, visit our website at ShareLife.today.