How Do We Get to Heaven?

Philippians 1:20–26

God is sovereign over the ends and means of our salvation. In this lab, John Piper shows us that those who God has saved will continue on in the means of grace.

Principle for Bible Reading

Summarize in One Sentence

It is often telling if we understand something by whether or not we can summarize it succinctly. Striving to summarize a section, a chapter, or a whole book of the Bible can expose our comprehension and sharpen our thinking.

So how would you summarize Philippians 1:20–26?

Study Questions

  1. A stranger stops you on the street and asks you how to get to heaven. What do you say?
  2. Pastor John asks the question: If God has guaranteed that we get to heaven (Philippians 1:6), are the means to get to heaven necessary?
  3. How can you “work out your own salvation” this week (Philippians 2:12)?