Presentation on theme: "We Can Rejoice in the Lord Because We Have Salvation"— Presentation transcript:
1 We Can Rejoice in the Lord Because We Have Salvation (Philippians 2:12-18)
2 A Quick ReviewThis lesson represents our 10th 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)
3 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?
4 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)
5 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).
6 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)
7 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)