Prayer: a Reflection

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Prayer is to Christianity what salt is to peanuts.

It’s a big important idea in Christianity.

If you were in a primary school classroom and asked the students to randomly say ten things that came to mind when they thought of the Bible and Christians, it’s a pretty sure bet that prayer would be on the list somewhere.

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Good works… the hard truth.

Editors note: this is a follow-up post from my previous one. I recommend reading that one first which you can find here, otherwise enjoy.

 

Hey fellas,

 

In my last post I explained what a Christian is and why being a Christian is not as simple as just receiving God’s grace. I explained that we cannot earn our salvation through good works because we are all sinners. When we confess our sins, and accept Jesus Christ as our saviour we receive God’s grace.

 

The Holy Spirit transforms us. From this moment, we strive for a life of honour, humility and integrity – Acts 20:35, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Hebrews 13:18. We become followers of Christ, soldiers ‘equipped for every good work’ – 2 Timothy 3:17.

 

In short,

 

we are not saved by good works, but we do good works because we are saved.

 

So what are good works anyway?

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