Different Kinds of Works – Notes/Study Sheet

(Rev. 22:14)

 

Introduction:

   * Sin is the root of man’s problems (Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5). Pride a great contributor (Prov. 16:18; I Jn. 2:16).

   * Teaching of Calvinism –

   * 2 truths to combat Calvinism: 1)                                                                2)

  

 

1. Works of the flesh (Gal. 5:19-21).

 

 

 

 

   * Fruit of the spirit (Gal. 5:22-26)

 

 

2. Works of the devil/works of darkness.

   * I Jn. 3:8 –

 

   * Rom. 3:12 -

 

   * Eph. 5:11

 

 

3. Works of righteousness/moral goodness.

   * Titus 3:5 -                                                                                                  Rom. 13:3 –

  

4. Works of the Law of Moses (Rom. 3:20).

   * Gal. 5:19; 24&25 –

 

   * Men no longer subject to Law of Moses (Matt. 5:17-18; Rom. 7:1-5).

   * Col. 2:14 –

  

5. Works of righteousness introduced by man (Rom. 10:1-3).

   * Man-made works, traditions. Neither sanctioned by God.

   * Mark 7:8,13 –

 

   * Hypocrites (Matt. 23:1-4)

 

6. Works of God (John 6:28-29).

   * Works of faith (I Thess. 1:3; II Thess. 1:11).

   * Doing God’s work our duty (Luke 17:10).

   * God approves of those who do His will (Matt. 7:21).

   * Save yourself through obedience (Acts 2:40)

   * Work out your salvation (Phil. 2:12)

   * Book of James teaches importance of works/obedience. Abraham and Rahab justified by their actions (Jas. 2:21-25)

   * Eph. 2:9 –

   * Gal. 2:16 –

   * Obey God, then comes salvation. Jesus learned this (Heb. 5:8-9). See also Rom. 6:16-18.

   * I Peter 1:22 – we’ve purified our souls by obeying the truth.

 

“Not as I will, but as thou wilt” – Matthew 26:39

 

 

                                                                                                                                    R.W. McAlister  12/7/08 p.m.