Generating God Empowered Actions
Introduction: You are a work under the mighty hand of God. He is the potter and you are the clay. Philippians 2:12-13 is the premise for this message. You work out what God works into you by the power of the Holy Spirit. To "step up," you must see your responsibility of allowing God to work in you, be open to God's work, asking for God's grace, and then begin to "step out" with what God has done in you and now through you. This is the divine generating principle. You cannot work out, generate, from, until it is in you.
I. GENERATE DEFINED
1. Generate is to bring things into existence by activating power that propels energy, actions, and great things to happen, inspiring others to action.
2. Bring into existence; cause a situation to happen; bring into reality; bring forth, create, form, initiate, originate
B. WORKING OUT WHAT GOD WORKS IN
1. Philippians 2:12-13 GNT Keep on 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.
a. Message Better yet, redouble your efforts. Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God's energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.
b. NET …continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort - for the sake of his good pleasure - is God.
c. NCV Keep on working to complete your salvation with fear and trembling, because God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him.
d. ISV …continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases him.
2. First Installments of His Grace: The will and power to work, carry out to the end that which He has work ...
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