Presentation on theme: "We Can Rejoice in the Lord Because We Have Salvation (Philippians 2:12-18)"— Presentation transcript:
We Can Rejoice in the Lord Because We Have Salvation (Philippians 2:12-18)
A Quick Review This lesson represents our 10 th installment in this series of lessons. So far we have learned that we can rejoice in the Lord because: –We are saints (1:1) –God continually works in our lives (1:6) –We are partakers of grace (1:7) –Our love is abounding (1:9-11) –God works all things out for our good (1:12-18) –We have a purpose in life (1:19-26) –We can grow in our faith (1:27-30) –We have the blessing of unity (2:1-4) –We have the honor of possessing humility (2:5-11)
We Can Rejoice in the Lord Because We Have Salvation What is salvation? How is our salvation made possible? How do we secure our salvation? What benefit is there to obtaining salvation?
What Is Salvation? Salvation is described in many ways in Scripture. Salvation is: –A release from the bondage of sin (John 8:31,32; Galatians 1:3,4) –A redemption of the soul leading to eternal life (Ephesians 1:7) –A reconciliation with God (Colossians 1:19-22) –A resurrection of the soul after being dead in our sin (Ephesians 2:1-7)
How Is Our Salvation Made Possible? The Bible tells us that our salvation is made possible by the gospel message. (Romans 1:16; I Corinthians 15:1-4) The Bible also tells us that our salvation is made possible by grace. (Titus 2:11-14; 3:7) The Bible plainly states that our salvation is made possible only through Jesus (Acts 4:12) and the reception of the Word (James 1:21).
How Is Our Salvation Secured? First of all, our salvation is secured through obedience. (2:12; Hebrews 5:9) Second, our salvation is secured by way of approaching it with an attitude of fear and trembling. (2:12) And third, our salvation is secured by holding fast to the word of life. (2:16; I Corinthians 15:1,2; Colossians 1:23)
What Benefit Is There to Salvation? We can become blameless. (2:15) We can become harmless. (2:15) We can become children of God. (2:15) We can become without fault. (2:15) We can shine as lights. (2:15) We can rejoice in the day of Christ. (2:16) We can rejoice with others. (2:18)