Trinity 13 sermon

Take comfort in this: while God puts good works in front of you each day as you interact with your neighbors, your salvation in no way depends on how well you do. Hebrews 11:6 says that “without faith it is impossible to please God.” This means conversely that with faith it is impossible not to please God.” It may be that you have often resembled the priest and the Levite more than the Samaritan when you have seen others in need. Or you may have acted heroically and generously like the Samaritan, but then you wanted others to know about your good work and praise you instead of God. But God is still pleased with you and forgives your sins. Jesus already lived the perfect life for you that God requires of you.