Small Town Theologian with Jonathan Shirk

Hosted ByJonathan Shirk

Allowing the Biblical truths of the Heidelberg Catechism to shape our theology and Christian living.

STT 087 – Should Fear or Grace Motivate Good Works (HC LD 32, QA 86-87)?

We should fear God. But should the fear of losing our salvation motivate us to good works or should confidence in the grace of God motivate us to good works? In sanctification, thankfulness for receiving God’s grace motivates us to live for Christ. The gospel at work in us produces fruit. Tune in to better understand why good works are necessary and how they comfort and assure believers.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR FAMILY WORSHIP: (1) How does grace (gospel) lead to gratitude (sanctification)? (2) What is sanctification? (3) Is sanctification (gratitude) your work or God’s work? (4) How does the assurance of eternal security motivate good works? (5) What does Ephesians 2:10 mean?