• When the topic of religion is "risen" (haha), many people say that Sisters and Popes do good works. Pastors and choir members do good works; Performing jail ministry and helping those in need in third-world countries are good works.

  • However, almost no one mentions "witnessing" or "Jesus' teaching" as good works. Doing good works is not limited to those appointed in positions of speaking authority. It's a charge upon every one on this earth by the Lord.

  • God wants us to serve just like His Son. Jesus did teach, pray, and serve, and he knew ahead of time that his works would lead to his crucifixion.

  • Don't expect anything in return for your lifetime of service to God--other than treasures in heaven. Conducting the Father's business is THE #1 priority.

  • Ephesians 2:8: Grace. Another gift from God already given us.