Resources on Good Works in the Christian Life

May 15, 2016  |  Luke Simmons

Today’s sermon text is Titus 3:8 — The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. (emphasis added)

Confusion abounds on the role of good works in the life of a Christian. Here are a few resources that will help you dig deeper into this issue:

“Pleasing God by Our Obedience: A Neglected New Testament Teaching” by Wayne Grudem.
This 13-page article has proved especially helpful for hundreds of people at Redemption, showing that God truly does delight in his children obeying him.

“Can We Be Glorified Without Being Sanctified? Good Works, Good News, and Christian Assurance” by Kevin DeYoung.
Recently delivered at the T4G Conference, this message aims to show from God’s Word, exploring the history and theology of the church, how good works, good news, and Christian assurance are not opposed to each other and how these things do in fact go together.

The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung.
This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness.