Lord’s Day 32

Reuben Bredenhof

Grow more assured of your faith through doing good works

  1. By God’s divine power
  2. For your confidence in faith

Scripture readings: 2 Peter 1:1-11

Use godly deeds and words to win people for Christ!

  1. Our present challenge
  2. Our holy calling
  3. The sure result

Scripture reading: 1 Peter 2:11-25, 1 Peter 3:8-17

C. Bouwman

Christ’s grace makes us do good works

  1. The divine cause of good works
  2. The personal comfort of good works
  3. The neighbourly benefit of good works

Scripture readings: Ephesians 2:1-10, Romans 6:1-14

Wes Bredenhof

What a rich salvation we have in Jesus Christ!

  1. How he redeems us with his blood
  2. How he redeems us with his Spirit

Scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 6, Titus 2

Why do good works?

It’s because:

  1. The Father chose us for this
  2. The Son redeemed us for this
  3. The Spirit renews us for this

Scripture readings: Ephesians 1:1-14, Ephesians 2:1-10

C. Stam

Jesus Christ renews our entire life to gratitude

  1. The great necessity of this renewal
  2. The prime purpose of this renewal
  3. The added blessings of this renewal

Scripture reading: Ephesians 2:1-10

B. Holwerda

The gospel of good works

  1. In what manner
  2. For what purpose
  3. Christ makes gratitude a serious matter

Scripture reading: 2 Peter 1

R. H. Bremmer

Our Christian thankfulness

  1. Christ works this in you
  2. It is of great significance for you and your neighbour
  3. The Scriptures bind this on your heart

Scripture reading: 1 Peter 3:1-18a

W. B. Slomp

The process of integration into God’s kingdom

  1. It begins with God’s sure promises
  2. It is confirmed through good works
  3. It anticipates a rich welcome

Scripture reading: 2 Peter 1:1-11

G. Van Popta

Christ has delivered us from misery unto thankfulness

  1. Redeemed by the blood
  2. Renewed by the Spirit
  3. Warned by the Word

Scripture reading: 1 Peter 1:13-2:12

E. Kampen

As Christians we must do good works because we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works

  1. Doing good works is salvation’s purpose
  2. Good works serve a three-fold purpose
  3. The serious consequences of denying this purpose

J. Kok

Good works

  1. The purpose of Christ’s redemptive work
  2. The desire of the renewed heart
  3. The condition for entrance into heaven

Good works are:

  1. Through the work of Christ
  2. To the praise of God
  3. The fruit of faith
  4. A preaching to neighbours
  5. Preparation for heaven

K. Dijk

Thankfulness is renewal in God’s image

  1. It flows forth from the work of Christ
  2. It will be worked out in our works