The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (C)
July 7, 2019
Sermon Text: Galatians 6:1–10, 14–18
Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Dearly Beloved of the Lord,
It is true. The Christian Church and the Christian faith are not about doing good works. And yet it is what Christian men, women, teenagers and children do… all of the time!
The Apostle Paul encourages us, “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9-10)
So… is doing good works essential or not? Well it all depends on the reason for doing them and what you hope to accomplish by them. If it is to gain God’s favor, garner His forgiveness, win your salvation or play any part in it… no… good works have no bearing whatsoever on the same.