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This is a faithful saying, and these things I
want you to affirm constantly, that those who
have believed in God should be careful to
maintain good works. These things are good
and profitable to men. Titus 3:8
Process #1:
Bear fruit through good works that are
• A. Bear fruit by your private charitable
“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men,
to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from
your Father in heaven. 2“So when you give to the needy, do
not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the
synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell
you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But
when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know
what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in
secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret,
will reward you.” Matthew 6:1-4 NIV
• B. Bear fruit by your private _________ PRAYER
6 S.and
“But you, when you pray, go into your room,
when you have shut your door, pray to your Father
who is in the secret place; and your Father who
sees in secret will reward you openly.” Matthew 6:6
• C. Bear fruit by your private ________ FASTIN
“But you, when you fast, anoint your headG.
and wash
your face, 18so that you do not appear to men to be
fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret
place; and your Father who sees in secret will
reward you openly.” Matthew 6:17-18
Process #2
• Bear fruit through good works that are
• A. Public good works are to be
purposefully __________DISPLAY
“You are the light ofED.
the world. A city on a hill cannot
be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it
under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it
gives light to everyone in the house. 16in the same
way, let your light shine before men, that they may see
your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
 32Jesus answered them, “Many good works I
have shown you from My Father.” John 10:32a
• B. Public good works should cause non-
believers to give God ______ GLORY
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners . and
pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war
against the soul, 12having your conduct
honorable among the Gentiles, that when they
speak (present active) against you as evildoers,
they may, by your good works which they
observe (present active participle), glorify God
in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:11-12
• C. Public good works require personal
involvement and __________ SACRIFICE
. and the
– 27Pure and undefiled religion before God
Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their
trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the
world. James 1:17
– 14And let our people also learn to maintain good
works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be
unfruitful. Titus 3:14
Process #3:
• Bear fruit through good works that are
• A. Bear fruit in your neighborhood
and ______________
CE.let a widow under sixty years old be taken
– 9Do not
into the number, and not unless she has been the
wife of one man, 10well reported for good works: if
she has brought up children, if she has lodged
strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she
has relieved the afflicted,
if she has diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 5:9-10
– 18Let them do good, that they be rich in good works,
• B. Bear fruit in your family and __________
– 4And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to
wrath, but bring them up in the training and
admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
– 33Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so
love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see
that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33
• C. Bear fruit by using your gifts in church
and _________ MISSIONS.
And let us consider one another in order to stir
up love and good works, 25not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves together, as is the
manner of some, but exhorting one another,
and so much the more as you see the Day
approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
The Precept
God commands all believers in Jesus
Christ to fulfill their eternal destinies
by devoting their lives to bear much
fruit by doing good works to the glory
of God.
At Joppa there was a certain disciple

named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas.

This woman was full of good works and
charitable deeds which she did. Acts 9:36
Now may the God of peace who brought up
our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great
Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of
the everlasting covenant, 21make you
complete in every good work to do His will,
working in you what is well pleasing in His
sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory
forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21