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Matthew 7:15-27

Good Works

OUTLINE:
God’s grace …
I. What He’s Done
A. Saved Our Souls
B. Made Us New
C. Showed Us the Way
II. Who We’ve Become
A. New Creatures
B. Re-created for His Glory
C. Witnesses to the World
… bears good fruit.

Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day 32

86. Q. Since we have been delivered from our misery by grace
alone through Christ, without any merit of our own, why must we
yet do good works?

A. Because Christ, having redeemed us by His blood,
also renews us by His Holy Spirit to be His image,
so that with our whole life we may show ourselves thankful to
God for His benefits,
and He may be praised by us.
Further, that we ourselves may be assured of our faith by its
fruits,
and that by our godly walk of life we may win our neighbours
for Christ.
87. Q. Can those be saved who do not turn to God from their
ungrateful and impenitent walk of life?

A. By no means. Scripture says that no unchaste person,
idolater, adulterer, thief, greedy person, drunkard, slanderer,
robber, or the like shall inherit the kingdom of God.