Col 3:1-11; Eph 2:10; Gal 5:16-17; 2Co 13:14; 1Co 15:9-10; Gal 5:13; 2Co 5:9-15; Col 3:12-17
PRCHR-53-160515 - length: 62:30 - taught on May, 15 2016
His grace toward me did not prove vain.
from verses 5 to 9 we have the negative side of practical Christianity.
This means a very active spiritual life. We do these things.
We do these things.
God does them too!
It is His workmanship, - and our walk. (EPH 2:10)
God is at work in me - as I work out my salvation. (PHI 2:12-13)
I can walk by means of the Spirit, - but only because the Spirit wars against the flesh. (Galatians 5:16-17)
The fruit of the Spirit is love, - and so we are to serve one another through love.
We are to labor and strive, yet it is according to His power which works mightily in us. (COL 1:29)
Practical sanctification is a partnership.
The Holy Spirit is at work and we are called to participate in His work.
It’s the grace of God - and our response to the grace of God. Our participation in grace.
koinonia = Fellowship. Partnership. Joint participation in a common endeavor.
an association involving close mutual relations and involvement.
God enables us to act.
And yet even there, as we act, God is still at work - right in the activity itself.