To the Work
To the Work
Text: Philippians 2:12-18 (NIV)
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16 as you hold outa the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
II. Work Out Personal Salvation: Running A Race
A. A Race Requiring Discipline
B. A Race For Your Life
C. A Race Enabled By God
III. Work With Personal Appeal: Representing A Family
A. Agreeable Children: Not Difficult
B. Spotless Children: Not Corrupt
C. Inviting Children: Not Ugly
IV. Work For Personal Fruit: Reaping A Crop
A. Hoping: Seeking The Harvest
B. Sacrificing: Paying The Price
C. Rejoicing: Celebrating The Results
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 The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.