We are saved by grace through faith. We do not earn our salvation but receive God’s gracious gift with thankful and repentant hearts. This doesn’t mean that good works are optional for the follower of Jesus Christ. Good works are a sign of an authentic faith that flows from a spirit of love and gratitude for what God has done for us. They are an indication that His spirt lives within us and is at work conforming us into the image of Jesus Christ. We, His workmanship, are created in Christ Jesus for good works, and we ought to walk in them. If we are not, something is wrong. We will start the year off by looking at six marks, six signs, if you will, of authentic faith.