You’re Not Alone in Fighting Sin

Philippians 2:12–13

In this lab, John Piper reminds us of the fact that Satan works so hard to blind us to the fact that God’s children are never alone in their fight against sin.

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

  1. What role do we have in fighting sin, and what role does God promise to fulfill?

  2. Watch the lab. How does the for in Philippians 2:13 help us understand how to fight sin?

  3. Philippians 2:13 encourages us in our fight against sin. What specific sin can you target this week?

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Principle for Bible Reading


This is one of the richest relationships in the Bible. A ground gives support or a reason for another statement. A grounding statement is often introduced by the words “for,” “because,” or “since.”

A ground is an argument or reason for another statement. One way to remember this is that the ground is the ground upon which another statement is built. The supporting (or grounding) statement comes after the statement it supports. When you come to a grounding statement in the Bible, ask what came before it that it supports.