GOD AT WORK IN US
I. TEXTUAL THOUGHTS
1. Philippians 2:13 - God is continually working in the Christian:
a. He is "energizing" them.
b. He is doing it for his good pleasure.
2. Philippians 1:6 - God working in us is a process, which He will bring to completion.
3. Philippians 4:13 - With Christ working in us, we can do all things that God would
have us do.
4. Matthew 19:25-26 - It is impossible to live a life worthy of the Gospel without God;
with God, all things are possible.
II. MAIN THEME - God works in us in many ways, for many reasons.
1. God works in us through:
a. Suffering - 2 Corinthians 1:8-11.
b. Our brethren and their prayers - 2 Corinthians 1:10b-11.
c. Himself - 2 Corinthians 3:4-5.
d. Our focusing on Jesus - 2 Corinthians 3:18.
e. The Holy Spirit - Galatians 5:22.
f. Christ - Ephesians 1:19b-20.
g. Good works God prepared for us to do - Ephesians 2:10.
h. The Scriptures - 2 Timothy 3:14-17.
2. God can best work in those who:
a. Receive God's grace - 2 Corinthians 9:8.
b. Flee evil and pursue God's way - 1 Timothy 6:9-11.
c. Don't quarrel about words - 2 Timothy 2:14.
d. Cleanse themselves - 2 Timothy 2:21.
e. Humble themselves and cast their cares upon God - 1 Peter 5:6-7.
1. Let your mind dwell on the above passages - Philippians 4:8.
2. Learn from and watch those who live like God is working in them - Philippians 4:9.
3. Practice the above lifestyle - Philippians 4:9.
IV. MEMORY VERSE - Philippians 2:13