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May 06, 2018

Joy in Setting a Shining Example

Joy in Setting a Shining Example

Passage: Philippians 2:12-18

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Choosing the life of Joy

In this text in Philippians 2:12-18, Paul encourages us to "work out" our salvation with fear and trembling. It seems at odds with much of his teaching on salvation by grace alone through faith alone. However, as we dig further we see that God "works in" our salvation. Our "working out" is our expression of gratitude and joy for what God has already done. In this sermon, we are challenged to live a shining example of joy and faith. We are also challenged to avoid the greatest sin that bushels our light... a grumbling complaining spirit. Part of choosing the life of joy entails removing that bushel and allowing the light of Christ's joy to shine through us.