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Graceful Works

  • You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. James 2:24 WEB

    Growing up on a farm with two brothers and ten step-siblings, I got to see first-hand the differences between those who were pleasing to their parents, and those who were not. The parents could ask one child to do something and they would. This pleased the parents and sometimes there would be a reward for the child. The child and the parents were happy.

    Other children when simply asked to come home after work, would somehow land in jail instead. This seemed to hurt the parents, the child got no reward and they were all sad. The parents loved all of the children whether they obeyed their wishes or not, and they were all a part of the family, but there was joy and a reward for those that were obedient.

    God loves each of us and we should respond to that by doing good. When we do, there will be a reward. We gain joy, fulfillment, and self-worth by doing good, as well as the favor of God on our life. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19).

    His love is free and you cannot earn it, but your life can be pleasing to Him, or not. Abel was pleasing to God, but his brother Cain was not (Genesis 4:4). Ask, Action, Reward: when God asks you to do something, and you take action, there will be a reward. You can't shuffle the order.

    We are saved by grace through faith, which is the unmerited favor of God (Ephesians 2:8), but good works should follow us for faith without works is dead (James 2:26). No amount of good works will get you to heaven without faith in Jesus, but He said: 'Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?' (Luke 6:46). We believe in Jesus, but we should also do what He tells us.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen! Another awesome message. I feel the Lord reminding me of discipline in certain areas of my life. Lord, I need you now. Blesses to our Lord.

March 25, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. YES PLEASE! Amen <3 Thank you  
March 25, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

March 25, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

March 25, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

March 25, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen!

March 25, 2017
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Anthony Kulbicki
Anthony Kulbicki

Amen.

March 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Perry :)!

March 26, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor for another thought provoking devotional great works!

March 25, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  for God love

March 25, 2017
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Cherise Mcenerney
Cherise Mcenerney

 Amen, and Amen. I always remind myself every day of the many blessings that I have been so lovingly given, and one way I do this is tell myself, if you talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk <3 Thank you so much Pastor for your every day words. They have given me so much peace for awhile now, and I am so happy and blessed to be a part of this beautiful Ministry now. God Bless all and wishing all of you a truly beautiful day, and Much love in Christ<3 

 

March 25, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Cherise <3!

March 26, 2017
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Susan Boyette
Susan Boyette

Amen Pastore Dion

March 25, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!      

 Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

I agree and pray your prayer over my family and I. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

March 25, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you for your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that you have for me on this Earth and make what it's important to you, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I prayAmen!!

March 25, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

March 25, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and make what is important to You, important to me. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 26, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

 Amen 

March 26, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen. 

March 26, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Pastor Dion,Thank you for this message. Lots of things to think about.Amen

March 27, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

March 27, 2017