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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you still believe "work" has a connection with your job to gain money? Deeper word study on the word "works" II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To enumerate the usage of "works" in the Bible based on Greek.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you still believe "work" has a connection with your job to gain money? Deeper word study on the word "works"

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To enumerate the usage of "works" in the Bible based on Greek.

IV. TEXT:

Philippians 2:13 (Amplified Bible)

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

V. THESIS:

Works is not connected with job to gain money but a spiritual word

VI. TITLE:

Works

(Word Study: works) based on Greek word

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 60 - 64 A.D.

C. Purpose: 3-fold purposes:

1. To express Paul's affection for the Philippian believers

2. To thank them for their gift

3. To encourage them to a lifestyle of unity, holiness and joy

D. To whom written: Philippian believers

E. Main theme: JESUS CHRIST

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Works is a spiritual word not a physical "work" that will gain you money, income or profit in the end. Does not refer to a "job" in the Bible.

1. Greek word: "energeo" which means "to be active, efficient", effectual, fervent, be mighty, shew forth self, work

2. Used 21 times in 19 verses of the New Testament Greek

B. What are it's usage?

1. Refers to miracles

Matthew 14:2 (Amplified Bible)

And he said to his attendants, This is John the Baptist; He has been raised from the dead, and that is why the powers of performing miracles are at work in Him.

Mark 6:14 (Amplified Bible)

King Herod heard of it, for [Jesus’] name had become well known. He and they [of his court] said, John the Baptist has been raised from the dead; that is why these mighty powers [of performing miracles] are at work in Him.

2. Works of the Law

Romans 7:5 (Amplified Bible)

When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened and aroused up by [what] the Law [makes sin] were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death.

3. GOD working

a. To accomplish things in us.

1 Corinthians 12:6 (Amplified Bible)

And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all.

Ephesians 1:11 (Amplified Bible)

In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will,

Philippians 2:13 (Amplified Bible)

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

b. In raising up the LORD JESUS CHRIST from the dead and in CHRIST's ascension and glorification.

Ephesians 1:20 (Amplified Bible)

Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],

c. His Powers at work in us

Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Bible)

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—

1 Thessalonians 2:13 (Amplified Bible)

And we also [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it].

d. thru the life of Apostle Paul

Colossians 1:29 (Amplified Bible)

For this I labor [unto weariness], striving with all the superhuman energy which He so mightily enkindles and works within me.

4. HOLY SPIRIT working

a. Gifts, achievements and abilities came from the HOLY SPIRIT

1 Corinthians 12:11 (Amplified Bible)

All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.

b. As contrary to the Law

Galatians 3:5 (Amplified Bible)

Then does He Who supplies you with His marvelous [Holy] Spirit and works powerfully and miraculously among you do so on [the grounds of your doing] what the Law demands, or because of your believing in and adhering to and trusting in and relying on the message that you heard?

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