This past Sunday at BridgeCity Church, a Mill Creek WA Church, Pastor Nate continued to preach through Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. Paul calls the church to pursue humility as demonstrated by Christ and to live with Gospel-maturity. The text today is “perhaps the strongest biblical expression”¹ of God’s sovereignty and human responsibility as Paul calls the Philippians to work out their own salvation, which is in turn only possible because of God’s work. John Murry further expounds:
“God’s working in us is not suspended because we work, nor our working suspended because God works. Neither is the relation strictly one of cooperation as if God did his part and we did ours so that the… coordination of both produced the required result. God works and we also work. But the relation is that because God works we work. All working out of salvation on our part is the effect of God’s working in us… The more persistently active we are in working, the more persuaded we may be that all the energizing grace and power is of God.” – John Murray
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¹ Moisés Silva, PHILIPPIANS 2nd Ed., (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 1992, 2005), 122.