How Obedient Christians ‘Produce’ Salvation

Philippians 2:12–13


One of the most important truths in the world is that God justifies us by grace alone through faith alone. In this lab, John Piper answers what it means to work out our salvation.

Some questions to ask as you read and study Philippians 2:12–13:

  1. If we are justified by grace alone through faith alone, is our obedience optional to get to heaven?

  2. Watch the lab. In your own words, explain what Paul means when he calls us to “work out our own salvation.”

  3. How can you work out your salvation when tempted with sin this week?


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Principle for Bible Reading

Word Searches

Word searches are important for deep study of the Bible. To conduct one, search for a particular word throughout the Bible to help clarify meaning and make connections to other Scriptures. A concordance makes these searches easy as they list words and where each is used in the Bible. Beyond this you can usually search Bible apps or online texts for instances of where specific words are found throughout the Bible.