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Shining as Lights in the World - 2 Shining as Lights in the World - 2 Presentation Transcript

  • Shining as Lights in the World Working Out Our Own Salvation Philippians 2:12
  • Introductory ThoughtsFaced with the challenge of living in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, it is natural that we wish to react against itBut how shall we react to it? Paul offers 6 ways in which we can react Today I wish to look at the first of these, Working Out Your Own Salvation Not in the way the world reacts, but by applying the standard of Gods word
  • Introductory ThoughtsTake a close look at Titus 3:1-8 Ready for every good work - Verse 1 Not saved by works of righteousness - Verse 5 Saved by Gods mercy applied through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit - Verse 5 Need to maintain good works - Verse 82 points to consider this morning in order to work out our own salvation Developing a Christ-Like Character Developing a Christ-Like Service
  • Developing a Christ-Like CharacterBy Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ As admonished in 2 Peter 3:18Defined by Peter in 2 Peter 1:5-11 Develop Christ-Like Qualities - Verses 5-8 Through diligence and an ever increasing growth in the Christian Graces - Verses 5, 8 Lacking these graces will hinder our entrance into heaven - Verses 9-11
  • Developing a Christ-Like CharacterBy Putting off the Old Man, and Putting on theNew ManColossians 3:1-17 By setting our minds on things above - Verses 1-4 By ceasing to do the things which Gods wrath is going to come upon one day - Verses 5-9 By allowing the new man to reflect the image of Christ - Verses 10-11 By developing Christ-Like qualities - Verses 12-14 By allowing Gods peace to rule in thankful hearts - Verse 15 By letting the Word dwell in us through singing - Verse 16 By doing all things in the name of the Lord - Verse 17
  • Developing a Christ-Like ServiceFulfill your function in the Body of ChristRomans 12:1-8 We all have a reasonable service to perform - Verses 1-2 To be effective in doing this, we must: Maintain a proper spirit of humility - Verse 3 Remember that we all have a different function - Verses 4-5 Need to use the gifts we have - Verses 6-8
  • Developing a Christ-Like ServiceMinister your gift as a good steward of Godsmanifold grace1 Peter 4:10-11 Everyone has a gift - Verse 10 Since Gods grace is manifold we should expect some diversity in our service - Verse 10 We must be good stewards of our gift - Matthew 25:14-30 We must exercise our gift to the glory of God - Verse11
  • Concluding ThoughtsMuch more could be said about working out ourown salvationWorking out our own salvation in these 2 wayswill certainly help us "Shine as a light in theworld"Titus 2:14