Why the good you do matters

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Pastor Zachary Elliott
Zachary Elliott, 2020
Zachary Elliot Special to Valley News Let’s start with the basics. To be a Christian, you have to first believe in Jesus Christ. It’s the only way. As scripture said, “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved,” in Romans 10:9-10. This is the first and absolute essential belief of the Christian faith. But for many, that’s where their faith stops. They forget that after you believe in Jesus, you must also follow him and do what he says. James, the brother of Jesus, had some strong words to say about people who do that. He said, “What good is it, my brothers
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