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Devotional 5: We Work, God Works! - Philippians 2:12-13

Hello Metro,

Welcome to our online devotional for our Philippians series. This devotional is intended to be a simple way for you to go a little deeper in our study, and to remind yourself from week to week what the Holy Spirit is illuminating to you. It would also make for a great conversation over coffee with a friend! Taking a little time just once per week to review what you heard and to read the passage over again will take God’s Word into you more deeply, or as Paul said to the Colossians, to “let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Each devotional also includes the worship song we concluded each sermon with. Click on the link to take a few minutes of private worship. May this devotional be an encouragement to you and your walk with Christ.

Devotional 5: We Work, God Works! – Philippians 2:12-13
1. Read the passage slowly. 
  • What stands out to you from the passage?
  • What two things are simultaneously true from this passage? How does that affect your mindset to maturing in Jesus?

2. Consider

“Clearly, the responsibilities of Christian obedience and membership in Christ’s body are not casual matters…But as awesome as our call to work out our salvation is, we are not left to our own devices, “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (v. 13).” – R. Kent Hughes, “Philippians, Colossians and Philemon,” pg. 101.

3. Prayer and Praise