PHILIPPIANS 2:12 & 13
CHARLES E. WHISNANT, PASTOR/TEACHER
January 03 2010
O THEN MY BELOVED JUST AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED NOT IN MY PRESENCE ONLY BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE (Phil 4:1, 1Corin 4:14, 1Peter 2:11)
WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION: ten heauton soterian katergazesthe (2PPMM):
Phil 3:13-14, Prov 10:16; 13:4; Matt 11:12,29; Luke 13:23-24; John 6:27-29; Rom 2:7; 1 Corin 9:24-27; 15:58; Gal 6:7-9; 1Thess 1:3, Heb 4:11;6:10-11; 12:1; 2 Peter 1:5-10; 2 Peter 3:18
WHAT DOES IT MEAN “WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION?”
First: this “working out” does not have the idea of “self-help” salvation. While we know God wants 100% righteousness, and we think we might have only 64%, some believe they need to work for the rest. T or F.
Second: We are not to be working toward or working at our salvation. T or F
Third: If God has not already worked in salvation, you can’t work it out in your life. T or F
Fourth: The moment you are born again, you are not much different than the moment before you believed. T or F
Fifth: All your problems of life were solved at the moment of your salvation. T or F
Sixth: After you believed you had much of the same problems, misconceptions, attitudes, sins and even doubts moments before you believed. T or F
Seventh: What happens (should) following salvation you see for the first time there are things you need to change. T or F
Eighth: In salvation you learn you have a new nature, the Holy Spirit, a new heart-felt attitude and you begin to see as you respond to the work of the Holy Spirit that salvation has already begun to work in your life. T or F
Ninth: That which has already been planted in you (salvation) you see that you have much to express in action and in your conduct. T or F.
Tenth: A parallel between Phil 2:12-13 would be Deuteronomy 32:4-5 T F
Moses reminds them of their past deliverance and future obligations.
Moses’ argument is they are to possess the land and to live there as God’s obedient children.
THE MEANS WHEREBY WE WORK OUT THIS SALVATION?
Get in there with God.
Vs. 12 gives the idea Paul was a Pietist. Vs 13 gives the idea Paul was a Quietist.
Eleventh: It is all you and all God in the process of salvation. T or F
Twelfth: It’s our desire, our words, our heart, our mind, our thoughts. T or F
Thirteenth: Salvation demands turning from sin and to take Jesus as Lord T or F
Fourteenth: It’s all of God, who chose us before the foundation of the world. T or F
I Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Galatians 2: 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. We are the way we are in two ways. God made us the way we are by grace, and we are by the energy that we put forth in our effort to work with God in our sanctification. T or F.
Colossians 1:28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” 15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.
It’s not standing still, and see the salvation of the Lord, it’s what? ____________________________
God was going to give the victory, and in such a way that they knew it was all of God, but He wasn’t going to do it, until they moved forward. And in like manner, we want God to give us the victory here at Rivers of Joy Baptist Church, but we must move forward and labour hard in doing the work of the ministry before God gives us the victory.