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Work Out Your Own Salvation Philippians 2:12-18. Have the Mind of Christ Philippians 2:1-11 Spiritual blessings in Christ, 2:1Spiritual blessings in Christ,

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1 Work Out Your Own Salvation Philippians 2:12-18

2 Have the Mind of Christ Philippians 2:1-11 Spiritual blessings in Christ, 2:1Spiritual blessings in Christ, 2:1 Unity, humility & service, 2:2-4Unity, humility & service, 2:2-4 Jesus, our example to follow, 2:5-11Jesus, our example to follow, 2:5-11 2

3 Work Out Your Own Salvation Does Not Mean… Each person decides how to save himself, Prov. 14:12; 19:21; Jer. 1O:23 (Jgs. 21:25)Each person decides how to save himself, Prov. 14:12; 19:21; Jer. 1O:23 (Jgs. 21:25) You earn your salvation, Eph. 2:8- 9; 2 Tim. 1:9You earn your salvation, Eph. 2:8- 9; 2 Tim. 1:9 3

4 Work Out Your Own Salvation Means… You are expected to do something in order to be saved, Matt. 7:21 (Heb. 5:9; Lk. 17:10)You are expected to do something in order to be saved, Matt. 7:21 (Heb. 5:9; Lk. 17:10) No one can work out your salvation for you, Rom. 9:3; 2 Cor. 5:10No one can work out your salvation for you, Rom. 9:3; 2 Cor. 5:10 Christians are expected to grow up spiritually, Col. 2:19; Eph. 4:15-16 (Heb. 5:12)Christians are expected to grow up spiritually, Col. 2:19; Eph. 4:15-16 (Heb. 5:12) 4

5 How Do We Work Out Our Own Salvation? Continue to obey, 2:12 (1:27)Continue to obey, 2:12 (1:27) –From the heart, Rom. 6:17 (Acts 2:37-38) –Welcome truth, 1 Ths. 2:13 (Acts 17:11-12; Jas. 1:21-22) –Fervent devotion & conviction, 1 Ths. 1:9 (Acts 19:18-20) 5

6 How Do We Work Out Our Own Salvation? Reverently endure, 2:12Reverently endure, 2:12 –Fear (phobos) - “dread, terror”, Matt. 10:28 –Dread the outcome of displeasing God, Heb. 10:31 6

7 How Do We Work Out Our Own Salvation? Humbly depend on God, 2:12Humbly depend on God, 2:12 –Trembling (tromos) – Not trusting oneself; not being adequate “one who distrusts his ability completely to meet all requirements, but religiously does his utmost to fulfill his duty” (OLB Lexicon)“one who distrusts his ability completely to meet all requirements, but religiously does his utmost to fulfill his duty” (OLB Lexicon) –2 Cor. 7:15; Eph. 6:5; Phil. 2:12 7

8 How Do We Work Out Our Own Salvation? Trust in God’s will & work, 2:13 (Heb. 13:20-21; Eph. 3:20-21)Trust in God’s will & work, 2:13 (Heb. 13:20-21; Eph. 3:20-21) Do all without complaining & disputing, 2:14Do all without complaining & disputing, 2:14 –Complaining (murmuring) – 1 Cor. 10:10 –Disputing ( doubting, arguing) – Lk. 24:38 8

9 Why Should We Work Out Our Own Salvation? To be blameless & harmless, 2:15To be blameless & harmless, 2:15 –Without fault; deserving no censure –Lights in the world, 2:15; Matt. 5:

10 Why Should We Work Out Our Own Salvation? To hold fast (forth) the word of life, 2:16To hold fast (forth) the word of life, 2:16 –Keep truth as your guide & stay –Teach the truth to others, 2 Tim. 2:2 Note: Possibility of falling away is realNote: Possibility of falling away is real

11 Why Should We Work Out Our Own Salvation? To have a faith that sacrifices & serves, 2:17-18To have a faith that sacrifices & serves, 2:17-18 –Paul rejoiced in laboring for their salvation –The sacrifice & service of our faith matures us (Rom. 12:1-2)

12 Work Out Your Own Salvation Growth in Christ is essential to eternal life, 2 Pet. 1:5-11, 3:18Growth in Christ is essential to eternal life, 2 Pet. 1:5-11, 3:18 Fail to grow…fail to “work out our own salvation”…will be lost! Jas. 4:17Fail to grow…fail to “work out our own salvation”…will be lost! Jas. 4:17 Enduring faith saves – Heb. 10:36- 39Enduring faith saves – Heb. 10:


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