“Am I Saved by Works?” (Father Simon Says)

Some say that “you are not saved by what you do, only by what you believe.” Within the debate between works vs. grace, Fr. Richard Simon is here to remind you that the things you believe will shape the way you live.

Jesus came to model action through faith. Talk is cheap, but feeding the poor and clothing the hungry? That’s where it’s at. 🍲👕

Now, in the Old Testament, Jews had to follow 613 rules. With Jesus, He brought a new covenant that wasn’t about avoiding shrimp or mixing fabrics. He embodied the law, showing us how to live with love and kindness. But wait—don’t toss out the Ten just yet! 🚫

The 10 Commandments aren’t just old school rules; they’re a blueprint for living a life in harmony with God and each other. From honoring your parents to not coveting your neighbor’s Tesla, these commandments dive deep into the essence of being truly human and reflecting God’s nature. It’s all about relationships, integrity, and respecting the dignity of others. 🙌💖

Father brings it home with a powerful reminder: Living the commandments is living in God’s grace. They’re not outdated rules but a reflection of God’s love and how we’re designed to live—connected, compassionate, and committed to the good. So go ahead, enjoy your pulled pork, but live a life of truth, generosity, and faithfulness. That’s what matters.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.