Following Principles (5 of 5) by Frank Damazio

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Following Principles (5 of 5)
Series: Life
Frank Damazio

Introduction: The reality of life is that we as believers have the advantage with God on our side, the Holy Spirit working in us, and the word of God empowering us. We are people who desire to live life to the full, God's way and not ours. Philippians 2:13 is the pivotal point for us to live by the principles of God's word and empowered to do so by the grace of God that works in us. It is God at work in us, always present and always working. The will and power to work out our salvation is the first installment of grace, the encouragement to make full proof of and carry out to the end that which He has first worked and is still working in us. Our will is nothing without grace and grace is inactive without our will. God process all and we are acting all; it is a divine partnership. Grace gives us the motivation and the power if we release grace by obedience. We work with God, we work seriously, and God works powerfully.

I. LIVING LIFE BY PRINCIPLE

A. LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL

Life is meant to be lived with purpose, significance and fulfillment and lived according to God's ways, wisdom, and principles by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.

B. WORK OUT WHAT GOD WORKS IN

Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

…Keep working with fear and trembling to complete your salvation because God is always at work in you to make you willing and able to obey His own purpose.

…For God is working in you and to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases Him.

C. THE CORE PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING LIFE

1. Aligned to Authority

2. Absolute Integrity

3. Always Forgiving

4. Lasting Relationships

5. Serving God's Purpose

II. THE PRINCIPLE OF ALWAYS FORGIVI ...


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