- In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus clearly delineates between those who God will accept into His Kingdom on Judgement Day and those He will not. However, if not taken in context, one can quickly misunderstand the words of Jesus. In this study, we deal with a number of misconceptions, but in particular, that our good works for the "least of these" are what save us. The Bible is clear that it is by faith that someone is "saved" and brought into a relationship with Jesus. We can't do anything to deserve salvation. Serving the poor, the naked, the stranger, the hungry, the thirsty, the prisoner all flows out of a gratefulness for the salvation Jesus provided on the cross. At the end of this message, we're left with some practical advice when we consider the question: How can we be more intentional about living by the Spirit and serving "the least of these"? Keywords: Salvation, Works/Deeds, Serving, Following the Spirit
Scripture References: Matthew 25:31-46
This is a verse by verse study through the Gospel of Matthew.
Matthew 26:69-75, Matthew 27:1-10