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 ...
Introductory ThoughtsTake a close look at Titus 3:1-8  Ready for every good work - Verse 1  Not saved by works of righteou...
Developing a Christ-Like CharacterBy Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus  Christ  As admonished in 2 Peter 3:18Def...
Developing a Christ-Like CharacterBy Putting off the Old Man, and Putting on theNew ManColossians 3:1-17  By setting our m...
Developing a Christ-Like ServiceFulfill your function in the Body of ChristRomans 12:1-8  We all have a reasonable service...
Developing a Christ-Like ServiceMinister your gift as a good steward of Godsmanifold grace1 Peter 4:10-11     Everyone has...
Concluding ThoughtsMuch more could be said about working out ourown salvationWorking out our own salvation in these 2 ways...
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Shining as Lights in the World - 2

  1. 1. Shining as Lights in the World Working Out Our Own Salvation Philippians 2:12
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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

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