His grace toward me did not prove vain.

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

Class Outline:

John Farley
May 15, 2016

Practical Christianity:
His grace toward me did not prove vain.

COL 3:1-11

from verses 5 to 9 we have the negative side of practical Christianity.

This means a very active spiritual life. We do these things. 
And yet…..

We do these things. 
And yet…..

God does them too!

EPH 2:10

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)

GAL 5:16-17

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.
(GAL 5:13,22)

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.

2CO 13:14

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.

We act.

And yet even there, as we act, God is still at work - right in the activity itself.