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good works

Acts, actions, or efforts that are charitable, generous, kind, or philanthropic. Thanks to the good works of volunteers like Sarah, our organization has been able to reach out to thousands of families in need across the state.
See also: good, work

good works

Acts of charity, kindness, or good will, as in She spent much of her life in doing good works, especially for the homeless. This expression, also put as good work, originally had the theological meaning of an act of piety. Today it is used in a more general context. [c. a.d. 1000]
See also: good, work

ˌgood ˈworks

kind acts to help others: The company produced a report giving details of its good works for the community and the environment.
See also: good, work
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From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works TeamA members and prominent college football media members will select the 2014 Good Works Team.
Companies now make much of the CSR programme and increasingly their good works are being factored into their PR programmes.
When we came to the Reformation, he sang the praises of the Protestant recovery of the doctrine of justification by grace alone without good works.
They should take the time to ensure that the recognition of good work is sent up the chain of command as well as down to the line officers.
One of her critics, however, complained, "This sort of silly example of political correctness can ruin years of good work and give our school a bad name.
To honor these players and bring awareness to their selfless deeds, Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) have announced the 22 student-athletes chosen for the 2008 Allstate/AFCA Good Works Teams.
This market of intellectual services is to control the good works, and control of premises after work under section 123 of the Act of 29 July 1998 on the fight against exclusion (Articles 1334 - 1 et seq of the Code of Public Health).
On the other band, you will take with you to the Lord the honour that you have won through good works.
An indulgence removes some punishment for sin in response to certain prayers, almsgiving, or good works.
Tonight, producers resort to all manner of narrative gambits to get viewers to stay tuned, apparently unconvinced that the good works of their subjects is enough.
Architects, with a few exceptions, rather than ask questions or undertake good works, began before the ashes of the World Trade Center were even cold to provide answers and to seek work.
Because I would also do a "touch and go" in Ephesians, I rarely quoted verse 10 which says, "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Bennis' good works are known throughout the campus, where she has taught for 29 years.
Now, both churches acknowledge a common belief in the basis of justification: "By grace alone, in faith in Christ's saving work and not because of any merit on our part, we are accepted by God and receive the Holy Spirit, who renews our hearts while equipping and calling us to good works.