Sunday School, December 29, 2013
This section deals with two major themes that are linked by performance - works and heretics. We are not saved by our works but our works give evidence of our salvation. This is a controversial issue because many people think they will get to heaven based on their good works. As Christians we are servants of the most high God. Our text declares that maintaining good works is good and profitable unto men. Verses 9 and 10 reveal controversial individuals - heretics, those who are bent on foolishness and divisive contentions. These are to be avoided and rejected before they divide the local body of Christ.