Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:12-13
1. We grow spiritually when we put forth EFFORT.a. We should be FEARFUL of not putting forth enough effort.
2. We grow spiritually only when GOD works in us.a. Our growth is SOLELY a work of God.
3. We grow spiritually when we POSITION ourselves to be transformed by God.a. Weekend Service.b. Small Group.c. Ministry.d. Sharing Your Faith.