Have you ever wondered about how to go about doing good works? Last week I listened to this sermon over and over. It reinforced the whole concept that it is not I, me, who is the one that's really doing the good work. It is Christ in me. Such a burden is lifted when we know that Jesus Christ has finished THE work that God requires. His perfect life fulfilling the Law of God, and His death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins has freed us to work for our neighbor, not for our salvation. Suddenly, moaning and groaning about all the stuff I "have to do" can go. My works are for others, that they might know Christ is their Savior, too!
"Like the sheep at the right hand of Jesus, who asked when they had done all the good works He attributed to them, you, having been knit into the body of Christ on earth, are doing good works all the time without even knowing it. Of course, the stuff that you think is good because you’re a sinner, too, might not be all that good anyway, but as the body of Christ, you are doing good things like yesterday.
"There’s always 144,000 on earth in God’s church doing His work even though it doesn’t look like it. How many do we have here today? Thirty-five? We’ve got 12,000 of a tribe, marshaled together to hear the Word of God, and then as you leave here, sent out, marching out into the world as the church militant. Doing spiritual battle even as you do your regular stuff."
You can hear more at Laughing Martin: Washed in the Blood of the Lamb