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Ephesians 2:1-10

The Fruit of Thankfulness

OUTLINE:
Grace, faith …
I. Good Works
A. Our Shortcoming
B. Christ’s Perfection
C. Our Delight
II. Of Great Worth
A. His Glory
B. A Witness
C. Reward?
… and the Christian walk.

Heidelberg Catechism
Lord’s Day 24
62. Q. But why can our good works not be our righteousness before
God, or at least a part of it?

A. Because the righteousness which can stand before God’s judgment
must be absolutely perfect and in complete agreement
with the law of God,
whereas even our best works in this life are all imperfect
and defiled with sin.
63. Q. But do our good works earn nothing, even though God promises
to reward them in this life and the next?

A. This reward is not earned; it is a gift of grace.
64. Q. Does this teaching not make people careless and wicked?
A. No. It is impossible that those grafted into Christ by true faith
should not bring forth fruits of thankfulness.