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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)


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