Philippians 2:12-18

Philippians 2:12-18

Sunday 7th March, 6pm sermon by Owen Woodall

Questions to consider from Philippians 2:12 – 18

1.      A Christian needs to walk a line between being dependant on God, but at the same time, not refusing to take any action of their own in their life.  How do you find the correct balance?  How did Jesus?

2.      At what times in your life, and in which areas of your life, do you find your obedience to God difficult?

3.      When you read “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” what parts of this verse comfort you, and what parts concern you?

4.      Alex Motyer’s quote, which compared our salvation to marriage stated “[for] marriage once possessed is possessed in full, but merits a lifetime of exploration, enjoyment, development and discovery”. Given this, what does the journey of your salvation look like?

5.      The apostle Paul’s message provides something of an equation whereby following God and being obedient to His Word in a corrupt world, causes our witness to ‘shine like stars’.  Where have you seen this occur in your life? 

6.      What goals do you have for your faith and ministry as a follower of Jesus?  What do you “run for” or “work for” in Paul’s words?  How does this help you faithfully serve the gospel?