The Jewish elders asked Jesus to help a Roman centurion since he deserved it because of his good deeds. However, Jesus perceived something much deeper in the centurion, namely his faith, and healed his servant on this account.
When we serve as Christ’ ambassadors, inviting people into relationship with Him, we fulfill both commandments that Jesus said important. Our faithfulness to the mission and ministry God has given us expresses our love for God, and our efforts to share the love of Christ with others expresses our love for our neighbor.
How can we be the kind of Christian who is successful and effective in the eyes of God?
As believers, we are all called to holy living and good works as the appropriate response to what God has done for us. But with regard to salvation, grace is all we need.
教会で仕える: If we live for God and for others, we die to self. And in that process, we will discover a new life, a life filled with joy and peace, a life wholly focused on pleasing God.
Faith is the cause and works are the effect. If we have faith, than good works will be a naturally byproduct of that faith.