If you grew up Lutheran then there’s little doubt you’ve heard numerous sermons berating “works righteousness.” Good. Truly, we are saved by Jesus’ good work – not ours. We cannot earn salvation by doing…anything! Yet, there is a “doing” component in the Christian’s life of faith. We are to put faith into action! God’s blessings to you as dig into the second chapter of James and worship the One who paid it all!
James 1:22-26, 2:14-17 (Faith and Deeds)
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40 (Love God & Love Your Neighbor)