What is ‘FaithWorks’?

“FaithWorks” is my attempt to keep you updated on the latest “works” or “goings-on” in Baptist Faith Missions. I want to keep up a relatively current conversation with you concerning what is happening…what is developing…and what we are planning.

“FaithWorks” means two things: [1] You can read it as a declarative statement: “ Faith works.” True faith always works. We are Baptist FAITH Missions, so if we are FAITH missions, and true faith WORKS, then our FAITH will WORK.

Galatians 5.6 declares that “FAITH WORKS through love.” And our FAITH will WORK also through our love for the Lord Jesus Christ, for missions, for our missionaries, and for the world of lost people whom Jesus loves.

[2] Secondly, you can read “FaithWorks” as a description of the kind of WORKS we are doing — they are FAITH-kind of WORKS. To quote James 2.18 in that classic challenge of his to those who claimed that they had FAITH ONLY WITHOUT WORKS: “Show me your faith without your works, and I WILL SHOW YOU MY FAITH BY MY WORKS.” And, “thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” [James 2.17]

So, FAITH ONLY…WITHOUT WORKS…IS DEAD, and we can also be sure that WORKS DONE APART FROM FAITH IN CHRIST WILL BE DEAD WORKS ALSO. So, the kind of WORKS we want to do are FAITH WORKS. WORKS that are done in obedience to the words of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I hope to keep you up-to-speed on the works Jesus Christ is doing through us here in Baptist Faith Missions. John 14.12: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me [FAITH], the WORKS that I do he will do also; and GREATER WORKS than these he will do, because I go to My Father, and whatever you ask in My Name [FAITH], that I will do [HIS WORKS THROUGH US], that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”