Good Works (Fruit or Root of Salvation)

There is much discussion in the world of children’s ministry these days over the issue of values based curriculum.  I believe that discussion is an important one to have, and in the end it comes down to how values are taught rather than if they are taught which will determine whether or not a curriculum has the right focus.  The whole argument though, is much older than just the current discussion.  The argument stems from a misunderstanding of good works that dates back to the time of the New Testament writers (and frankly, well back into Old Testament times).

Ephesians 2:8-9 clearly explains how we are saved:

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