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Topic: Works

Episode Topic Audio

2021-06-14
Light & Good Works for Evangelism: Does my light (life) and good works have a part in the salvation of others? [Titus 2:14, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14, Ephesians 2:8-9].



2021-06-03
The Narrow Path Website: Caller talks about the amazing website, TheNarrowPath.com.
Judgment Day: Does the Bible say that our works will all be put on display on judgment day? [Matthew 12:36, Luke 12:3, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 21:4].
Peace Without Christ: Is it biblical to say that people cannot have peace without Christ? [John 14:27, Isaiah 48:22, Isaiah 57:21].

2021-05-27
Distractions of Social & Political Issues: How much should we be involved in political and social concerns as opposed to staying focused on those inside the church? [I Corinthians 5:12-13, James 1:27, I Peter 2:12, Titus 2:14, Titus 1:15, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14].



2021-05-21
Different Levels in Hell: Are there different levels of punishment in hell? [Luke 12:47].
"Total Depravity": Does "Total Depravity" imply that the unsaved can do no good thing, or is it that they can do good things, but still fall short of the glory of God? [Luke 19:16-25, Matthew 19:16-26, Romans 8:8, Acts 10].
Doing Perfect Things: Can Christians do perfect things?

2021-05-14
More Severe Punishment in Hell for Evil People: I was hoping that Hitler would be punished worse in Hell, than perhaps others? [Matthew 16:27, Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 2:6, I Peter 1:17, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:13].



2021-02-23
Christian Obligations (Law of Moses & Good Works}: What do you think about the idea that we should keep the Law of Moses and the necessity of doing good works? [Romans 4, Galatians 5:6, James 2:8, John 13:34, Titus 1:16, Titus 2:14, Titus 3:1, Titus 3:14, James 2:14-26, I Corinthians 6:9-10].



2021-01-12
Doing Good of God: What does it mean that those that are "doing good" to be "of God"? [3 John 1:11, I John 2:29 ].



2021-01-12
Good Works Unacceptable to God from the Unsaved: What do you think about saying that good works are unacceptable to God unless we are converted? [Colossians 3:17, Acts 10:31].



2020-12-23
Believe His Works: How are we to understand Jesus when he said if you have a hard time believing in me, then believe in what I am doing? [John 10:38].



2020-12-22
Having to Answer for Our Past Sins: If God instituted the new covenant, and our sins are remembered no more, are we still going to have to still answer for our sins? [Jeremiah 31:34, 2 Corinthians 5:10, I Peter 1:17, James 2:14-18, I Corinthians 11:31, I John 1:7-9].



2020-11-09
Bless Those That Curse You: Could you explain what Jesus meant by "bless" as in "Bless those that curse you"? [Matthew 5:44, Exodus 23:4-5].



2020-10-23
Christians being Judged: Is there going to be a judgment with rewards for Christians on Judgment Day? [James 3:1, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:14-15, 1 Peter 1:17, Ephesians 2:8-9].



2020-10-22
I Never Knew You: How do you interpret it when Jesus said, "I never knew you."? [Matthew 7:21-22].



2020-10-20
Various Levels of Hell: Could you clarify the different levels of hell? [Matthew 10:15, Luke 12:47].
Burned Up by Fire: Could you comment on the Corinthians 3 verse about works being burned up by fire? [I Corinthians 3:15].


2020-10-08
Work Out You Own Salvation: What does it mean to "work out own salvation with fear and trembling"? [Phil 2:12-13].
The Just Shall Live by Faith: What does it mean to "the just shall live by faith" as it says in Hebrews 10? [Hebrews 10:38, Habbakuk 2:4, Galatians 5, Matthew 23:23].
Working Out your Own Salvation in Fear & Trembling: What does it mean to work our your faith in fear & trembling? [Philippians 2:12-13]

2020-10-01
Working Your Way into Heaven: Can you earn your way into heaven by doing good works?



2020-09-28
Hardened Hearts: Could you help me with my struggle in understanding when the Bible says God hardened people's hearts? [Isaiah 64:6].
Good Works as Filthy Rags & The Ones Who Don't Know Him: If we all deserve hell, and our works are as filthy rags, how does it work for those that have never really had any breaks or opportunity to know Christ? [Isaiah 64:6, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 21:27, Titus 2:14, Acts 10:34, I Timothy 2:4, 2 Chronicles 7:14, 2 Peter 3:9, Ezekiel 33:11].


2020-09-22
Over or Under-Confidence in One's Salvation: Some people seem almost pretentious in their salvation, and yet I don't feel that way, can you comment? [Matthew 7:13, Luke 13:24, I Peter 14:18, Matthew 7:21, Matthew 16:24-26, James 3:1].
Lord, Lord, but He Never Knew Them: How could the people do works in his name, but end up not really saved? [Matthew 7:21, I Corinthians 13, I John 3:14].


2020-09-18
Faith vs Works, Jesus vs Paul: How do we know where the line is between faith and works, particularly relative to the differences between Paul & Jesus' teachings (call continues after break)? [Galatians 5:6, Romans 12, Romans 14:17, Ephesians 4:32, Philippians 2:1, Matthew 5, I Corinthians 7:10-15].



2020-08-19
Eternal Security or Lost Faith: How do you reconcile the promise of eternal life in scripture to your view that one can lose that faith? [John 5:24, Genesis 3:23, Revelation 22:3, John 3:36, John 6:38, Galatians 5:6].



2020-07-09
Jehovah Witness Views of Government Involvement: How would you respond to the Jehovah Witness view of not becoming involved in government issues? [Matthew 25:31-36, James 2:16].
Jehovah Witness View that Jesus is Not God: What do you say to a Jehovah Witness to respond to their belief that Jesus is not God? Topical series recommended:Knowing God. [John 1:1].


2020-06-02
Former Catholic Questions "What is Essential": From a Former Catholic, who is now attending a non-denominational church; "I get confused about the meaning of being "Born again" among other things. What should I be more focused on to grow in my faith?"
The Pentecostal Denomination & The Trinity: Does it matter what church I go to? The pastor of the Pentecostal church is nice, but his view of The Trinity doctrine is different.


2020-05-15
Hostility & Evangelism: Do you have guidance as to how to handle those who seem to be hostile to any kind of evangelism? [Matthew 5:15-16, 7:6].



2020-04-20
Good Works: Would you discuss what good works are in the Bible? [Ephesians 2:10, Titus 1:16, 2:14, 3:1, 14, James 2:14-26, Matthew 7:22].



2020-03-03
Good Deeds by non-Christians: Can't non-Christians still do good things, and cannot that still be from God? [Romans 6:23].



2020-02-12
Unsaved, Unmarried Couple Commit to Christ: An Unmarried couple who lived together (mentioned on February 6, 2020) committed to Christ and want to get married.
Salvation, Repentance, Good Works: How is the difference between "change of mind" vs "change of action or behavior" relative to repentance, salvation, and doing good works? [Galatians 5:17-18].


2020-02-07
Judgment for What: If our sins are forgiven when we are saved, why do we need to judged later? [I Corinthians 3:10, 5:10, Titus 3:14, Romans 2:6f, 14:10, I Peter 1:17, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Matthew 16, 25:31].
Separate Judgments for Saved and Unsaved: Are there two separate judgments? One for the saved, and one for the unsaved? [Matthew 25:31].


2020-01-07
Helping the Homeless: How should I handle my frustration with the homeless that simply seem to be using our church for what they can get out of it and seem to disrespect us with coarse language, etc.? [Galatians 6:10].
Internet Dating: Is it acceptable to look for a wife on the internet through a dating site?


2019-12-10
Saved by Faith or by Works: Are we saved by works or faith? Salvation [Galatians 5:6,16, Titus 2:14, I Corinthians 6, James 2:14-26, 3:2, Luke 10:27, Romans 8:16, John 5:10].



2019-11-08
Grace or Works: Are we kept in Christ by grace or by works? [I Peter 1:5, Romans 5:2, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 3:12, 4:16, 2 Corinthians 12:9].



2019-10-09
Charging for Ministry: Is it acceptable to accept gifts for ministry, if I don't actually charge for my service? [I Corinthians 9].
Greater Works & Miracles: What does it mean by "greater works", when Jesus said we would do greater works than He did? [John 14:12-14].


2019-09-11
Knowing God's Will for Your Path: How does one know what God's choice may be, regarding the path one is to take? [Titus 2:14, Ephesians 2:8-10, I Corinthians 7:39, Acts 16:6].
Saved by Grace-Judged by Works: If we are not saved by our works, why will we be judged by our works? How is this contrasted and can this be harmonized? [Galatians 5:6, James 2:19].


2019-08-23
Do We Owe God: Do we owe anything to God? [I Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthains 5:14-15, Romans 13:8].
What is Judged at the Judgment: What is to be judged at the judgment - if our names are in the Book of Life or our works, or what? [Matthew 16:28, 28:20, Revelation 20:12-13, I Peters 1:17, John 5:45-47, 12:48, 8:31].


2019-08-12
Salvation vs Judgement: If one is already saved, then why would there be a judgment to follow? Or if unsaved, what would the judgment be about? [Luke 12:47-48, Matthew 5:16, 16:27, Titus 2:14, I Peter 1:17].



2019-08-08
Simply Believing: Are there other examples of people being saved just by a simple belief, without the evidence of their works and what followed?



2019-07-05
Church replacing Israel: If the church was to replace Israel, why is it not mentioned in the Old Testament (old vs new covenants? [Jeremiah 11:16, Galatians 3: 14-16].
Old Testament Saved by Works: In the Old Testament, were the faithful saved by works rather than grace? [Hebrews 11, Micah 6:6-8, Psalm 51:17, Psalm 40:6-8].


2019-06-06
Giving Your Extra Funds: After you pay your bills, how do you save and disburse your extra money? [Matthew 6:19f, Matthew 10: 17-27].



2019-06-03
Unsaved Doing Works In the Name of Jesus: You were talking about the unsaved doing mighty works in Jesus' name - can you tell me who they were? [Numbers 22-24, I Samuel, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10].



2019-05-28
Good Works Done Privately: How do you balance doing good works in the name of Christ, and still keep them secret? [Matthew 6: 1; Matthew 5:16, Isaiah 65:5, I Peter 4:3-4].



2019-05-22
Wood, Hay & Stubble: What is meant by the passage about "wood, hay, stubble"? Does it support the Catholic view of purgatory? [I Corinthian 3:5, 12, I Corinthians 1-4, I Peter 2:5].



2019-03-22
Saved by Grace or Works: Are we saved by grace or by works? (caller thinks Steve believes that one must work for their salvation) [Titus 2:11-12, Titus, Galatians 5:6].



2019-02-27
Salvation: Some people argue that if you have to do more than accept Jesus Christ as your Lord & Saviour, you're working for your salvation



2019-02-06
Repentance for Salvation: Isn't it a false doctrine to teach that we have to repent from our sins in order to be saved?
Paul & Modern Translations: What's that verse about all Scripture being inspired? Is Paul talking about the New Testament? New Translations of the Bible? [2 Timothy 3:16]


2019-02-01
International Church of Christ: Do you know anything about the International Church of Christ?



2019-01-31
Parable of the Sheep & the Goats: Can you please explain the parable of the sheep & the goats? [Matthew 25:31-46]



2019-01-24
Faith & Good Works: Faith in Christ is a must for salvation, but are doing good works just optional?



2019-01-18
Anything You Want God Gives: Does the Bible say that anything you want, He will give to you? [John 15, I John 5:14].
Judged by Our Works: Did you say we are not judged by our works?


2018-12-03
Faith of Christ or in Christ: In Galatians it says "faith OF Christ" vs "faith IN Christ" [Galatians 2:16]
Not of Works: "It's of Faith & not of Works" discussion. [Ephesians 2:8-9]


2018-11-29
Greater Works than Jesus: So we'll do greater works that Jesus? When did or does that happen? [John 14:11-12]



2018-11-21
Casting out Demons (God's will...or not): Casting out demons, doing great miracles, but not doing the Will of God, but there are others doing the exact same thing, doing the WILL OF GOD, but still being separated out as goats, but Jesus saying, "I never knew you" to the first group, but the leave the second group alone. [Matthew 7:21, Mark 9:]



2018-11-20
Judged by our Works: If we're all saved when we are in Christ, then why are we judged for our works?



2018-10-25
Differing Views of Hell: What about people who have never heard of Jesus, or, who just are not ready to accept Him yet?
Judged by Faith or Works or both: Are we judged by faith or works, or faith & works?


2018-10-17
Show & Don't show your Works: Conflicting Scripture about doing deeds in the view of others or doing them in secret, which is it? [Matthew 5:15, 6:1]



2018-09-25
Salvation without Works....but Works: How does salvation w/ out works coincide with the required works?



2018-08-21
Two Judgments: Are there more judgments than just the one at the end? Judgment for salvation vs judgment for works? [john 3:16-18]



2018-08-06
Revealed by Fire: Is this talking about having regrets & shame if people don't live for God or is it talking about something else? [1 Corinthians 3:13]



2018-08-01
Hyper-Grace & Repenting: Hyper-grace people are going to have a rude awakening if we don't take account of our sins as we go along, repenting for them. What do you think?



2018-07-12
Justification by Faith: So Martin Luther re-discovered the fact that we are Justified by Faith alone, so did God use a proviso for all the people who were taught by the Catholic Church that it was by works?



2018-06-12
Faith & Grace: Are we saved by grace or faith? Is faith a gift God gives us or do we have to find it? [Ephesians 2:8-10]



2018-04-11
Works and Grace: DO all Catholics believe we can earn our Salvation through our works & Sacraments?
Tradition: Paul said we should keep the traditions. Does that mean like the Catholics do? They always emphasize Protestants are wrong about "Sola Scriptura", that Scripture & Tradition are equally important. [2 Thessalonians 2:15]


2018-04-05
Faith & Works: Why so much about works, I thought we were saved by faith?



2017-12-18
Loving like a Christian: We shouldn't just love as a surface issue, but doing good works & loving like a Christian.



2017-11-21
Calvinism, Faith being a Work: Why is it that Calvinists say that having faith is a work? [John 6:28]
Steve's Lectures About Rapture: A lengthy discussion about Steve Gregg's lectures on about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture.


2017-11-09
Lordship Salvation: What is Lordship salvation? [Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 10:9]
License to Sin: What about a person who said the sinner's prayer in their youth, yet have lived a sinful life & think they are still saved?


2017-10-18
Lectures to start with: What lectures do you recommend that I start listening to?
Driven by Eternity: Are you familiar w/ a book "Driven by Eternity" by John Bevere? He says we need to really focusing on our Eternal Destiny.


2017-10-06
Grace & Works: A nominal Christian thinks he's saved because he's under grace & not works. What would you say about that? [Ephesians 2:8-9, James 2:14-19, Galatians 6:7-10]
Varying Rewards in Eternity: Will there be different rewards for amount of work done?


2017-10-03
Johann Blumhardt: Can you please talk about what you were saying about Johann Blumhardt?
Credit for Good Works: Do we get credit for doing good works w/ God?


2017-09-19
Job, Imputed Righteousness & Righteousness as Filthy Rags: Job & his righteousness, we need imputed righteousness because isn't our righteousness as filthy rags? [Jeremiah 17:9, Isaiah 64:6]



2017-09-07
Law of Liberty & Action over Word: What is the "word" He is talking about? [James 1]



2017-09-06
Discipleship: Doesn't Calvinism basically suggest that we don't have to worry about works & discipleship?



2017-09-05
Faith & Good Works: Good works vs faith, & caller's Mormon friend appreciated it (but was wrong w/ what he agreed). [Ephesians 2:8-9, James 2:26]



2017-08-24
Last Act is a Horrible Sin: What if your last sin a terrible sin at the very last minute of your life, what will God do with you?



2017-08-03
No Redemption Message in EO or RC: I'm wondering how we should feel w/ the Eastern Orthodox & Roman Catholic church since they have no message of redemption?



2017-07-31
Good Works Secret: Don't let one hand what the other hand is doing, so we are supposed to keep our good deeds a secret? [Matthew 6:3]



2017-07-18
Judged by Your Knowledge: Are you judged according to the light you have?
Paul's Gospel Different than James: Paul seems to teach a different gospel than James, where Paul says faith alone, but James says faith & works. [Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:19-23, James 2:1426]


2017-06-26
Striving, but then Easy: These 2 verses seem contradictory to each other, one saying we have to Strive to enter the Kingdom of God, but then it says that His yoke is easy. Which is it? [Luke 13:34, Matthew 11:30]



2017-06-06
God's Work Beginning from End: "No one can know the works of God from the beginning to the end", what does this mean? [Ecclesiastes 3:11]
The Term, Christian: I've heard that the name "Christian" has a pagan origin


2017-03-20
Faith & Works: Are we saved by faith or faith & works? Isn't faith a gift of God?



2017-01-23
Sincere, but Sincerely Wrong: What about those who are sincere in what they believe, in seeking God, but are sincerely wrong?



2016-03-08
"Consensual Theology" (Homosexual Acceptance): Have you ever heard of “Consensual Theology”, which is approval of Homosexual monogamy?
Perseverance: Isn't perseverance a work rather than just a faith?


2015-12-04
Judgement: White throne judgment, & all these other judgments that Jesus talks about, you say they are all one & the same, but Dispensationalists like to distinguish the White Throne Judgment as separate, because we are supposedly not judged by our works. [1 Peter 1:17, Romans 2:5-11]



2015-11-02
Jesus breaking the Sabbath: I don't care about the Rabbi's version of what work was or not but what actually constituted as work on the Sabbath in the Old Testament? [John 5:18]



2015-09-08
Works as a Result of Faith, Enduring to the End: Our good works are a result of our strong faith, is that right? What does "Enduring to the End" mean? [Matthew 24:12-13, Matthew 10:22 22]
Taking the Bible literally or figuratively, Idioms: Does Steve take the Bible more literally or figuratively?


2015-08-27
Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me: God was just looking away for a minute sort've like when your own child might be seriously injured, you just sort've want to look away even though you love the child very much. [Matthew 27:46]
Faith & Works (Saved By): God's work & our work, but we are saved by God's work, but maintain our salvation by our works, caller thinks. [Philippians 2:12]


2015-08-19
Judgment of Believers: Do we have to give an account of for everything we've ever said or done? [Matthew 12:36]



2015-07-27
Lordship of Christ: Did Steve say that faith without works is dead? Aren't we completely saved by grace? What does it mean to do "good works"?



2015-07-20
Faith (Grace) & Works: There's a disagreement among the elders of the church, but one says that it's our faith that saves us, but it's our works that justifies our faith, but the second elder says that when it says, "Can such a faith save him?", that it's not talking about Salvation but our Physical life or something, what does Steve think about that? Zane Hodges, Absolutely Free, Lordship salvation, the second elder handed to him to read. [James 2:14]



2015-07-16
Not Being Loving Toward Unbelievers: A friend of the caller said that we shouldn't love anybody who is not a Christian. [Galatians 6:10]



2015-07-14
Public Persona & Private Persona: Caller thinks his ex-wife acts like a genuine Christian in public, but when they are behind closed doors, anything but, & wants to talk about, "by their fruits you shall know them".



2015-06-02
Salvation (by Works): There's a required preconditional work, like saved by faith, but you have to have Fear of the Lord for instance.



2015-05-28
Calling & Election Sure: Does Calling & Election mean you are not really saved until you do all the works in the Sermon on the Mount? Steve explains what it really means. [2 Peter 1:10]
ISIS & Islam in Prophecy: Where does ISIS & Islam fall into Prophecy, if anywhere?


2015-05-21
Obedience Necessary for Salvation: is Obedience necessary for Salvation, or does the make Salvation a reward for Good Works?



2015-05-11
Salvation Being Conditional: If Salvation is Conditional, how do escape the suggestion that you have made salvation a matter of works?



2015-05-04
Mountains, literal or figurative: Is this a literal mountain or figurative, the mountains of your life, obstacles, where it says we can move mountains? [mark 11:23-24}



2015-04-20
Adam & Eve's Children & Incest: How did Adam & Eve's children not be incestuous relationship when they got married, had children?
You do to the Least of These: When Jesus said, "When you've helped the least of My Brethren, you have helped Me", who was He talking to, fellow Christians? [Matthew 25:40]


2015-04-08
Joseph Prince - Grace Message: Caller wondering about the Radical Grace Message that Joseph Prince teaches, Grace, Faith & Works.
Losing One's Salvation: Caller would like Steve to talk about the possibility of losing one's salvation."


2015-02-04
Holiness Movement - Perfection: Perfected by love so much that there'll be NO desire to sin at all EVER even on this side of glory; "Entire Sanctification".
Good Trees Bearing Bad Fruit: So then even if we are good trees, occasionally we'll producing bad fruit, right?


2015-02-02
Grace & Works: At what point do you think grace is overridden by failing to do a specific work, if at all?



2015-01-15
"Greater Works": What greater works was Jesus talking about that we would do? [John 14:12]



2015-01-15
Denying the Lord: Can we Deny the Lord by our lack of works? Will He say He never knew us if He at one time DID know us? [Titus 1:16, Matthew 7:23]



2014-12-02
Once Saved, Always Saved: Once Saved, Always Saved just isn't right!
Faith & Works: We aren't saved by works, but it isn't all just faith either!
Judaism: Should I do any Jewish practices as a Christian since I was born/raised a Jew?

2014-11-24
Saved by Faith & Not Works: We are saved by faith, but not works, but I've always struggled w/ that because then a person thinks they can live a life of sin, & just have faith. What do you say? [James 2:14-15]
Death-bed Conversion: So if we repent right before we die, no matter if it's a deathbed confession or not, we are saved. What about someone like Adolph Hitler?


2014-10-29
Seventh Day Adventists: Seventh Day Adventists believe that we are saved by grace & not by good works, unlike what you seemed to say the other day.



2014-04-07
Paul: Did Paul corrupt the gospel Jesus taught?
Jesus & Paul differing on Original Sin: Did Jesus teach that we were almost divine, that we were basically good? But Paul taught that we were very evil? [Mark 7:20, Romans 3:10-18, Romans 5:12-21]
Greater Works: What about the passage of Scripture that says Jesus' Apostles would be able to do GREATER works that Him? [john 14:12]

2014-01-15
Workers of Lawlessness: How can workers of lawlessness perform miracles when they weren't followers of Christ? [Matthew 7:21-23, 2 Thessalonians 2:9]



2013-01-29
Things Done in the Body: Christians are going to be judged for rewards, & we have to make sure our works are for the right motivation. [1 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15]


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