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 PRIVA _________


• A. Bear fruit by your private charitable DEEDS. ______

“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

PRAYER • B. Bear fruit by your private _________ 6 S. “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and
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

FASTIN • C. Bear fruit by your private ________ 17 G. “But you, when you fast, anoint your head 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 PUBLIC _______ .

• A. Public good works are to be DISPLAY purposefully __________ 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot ED.

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 nonbelievers to give God ______ GLORY . 11 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 SACRIFICE involvement and __________ . – 27Pure and undefiled religion before God and the
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 PERSON ___________ AL.

• A. Bear fruit in your neighborhood MARKETPLA and ______________ CE. – 9Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken
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 __________ MARRIAGE. – 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. 24 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

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