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Summary: Great joy comes from knowing the Lord Jesus Christ and serving others.

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The Joy of the Christian Work

Text: Philippians 2:12-16

Introduction:

The Word of God tells us that it is good for a man to work. There can also be joy in work. May we study how the Lord has incorporated into Christian work - Christian joy.

I. THERE IS AN OUTWARD WORK. v. 12

A. The work should involve the correct motive.

‘‘ye have always obeyed . . . ‘‘ ‘‘your own salvation**

B. The work should involve the correct manner. "with fear and trembling"

II. THERE IS AN INWARD WORK. v. 13

A. It is a work that only God can determine. "to will"

B. It is a work that only God can do. "do of His good pleasure"

1. He does it according to His own purpose.

2. He does it according to His own pleasure.

III. THERE IS AN EARTHLY WORK. vv. 14-15

A. Reverance the Lord as you work on earth. v.14

1. In your conversation

2. In your conduct

B. Reveal the Light as you work on earth. v. 15

IV. THERE IS AN ETERNAL WORK. v. 16

A. There are rewards to be won.

B. There is a race to be run


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