on "Works"



  Question #2. Can we look for God's grace? .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    Amazing Grace  
  Question #3.  Is not our salvation a "gift" from God?  .  .  . .  .  . .  .  . .  .    Salvation as a gift  
  Question #4.  Should we be dogmatic about the definition of God's grace? .  "Consequences of false definitions"
  Question #5.  What really is the true definition of "grace"? .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .    Meaning of Grace  
  Question #6.  How is "grace" used in the Bible?     .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .   .    Facts of Bible 'Grace' 
  Question #7.  Should we identify Jesus as a child as our example and model?   Sweeter as the Years Go By 
  Question #8.  Will we be judged by our works or will grace be sufficient?   Works and the Judgment (pdf) 
  Question #9.  Compare Ephesians 2:8 works and Colossians 1:20-23.   Works in parallel contexts of Ephesians 2:8 and Colossians 1:20ff. 

For more information on "grace" and "works", the author's book Grace: A Free Ride to Heaven? is available from in the books section under "Gaylon West".  


John 6:29  "Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."

    My answer deals with a religious controversy in Christendom that is produced by an abuse of words that have traditional connotations that interfere with proper communication on this Bible subject. Hence, an appeal to an accepted standard is asked of the reader for original Greek words and English words. Assumption is made that God communicates to us in "human" languages. Therefore, Strong's and Thayer's dictionaries of Greek words are given; for English, such standards as Merriam Webster is used. For those of us that wish to "speak the same thing" (1 Cor. 1:10) in unity this approach should be helpful. For if we cannot agree on definition of terms we cannot agree period.

For those with an aversion to Greek words, I have substituted Strong's numbers; e.g., when the word "work" is referenced and in Greek it is ergon the superscript will be G2041.     This Greek word will be known thereafter as G2041.

    List of Greek words and their numerical designations used herein:
            work G2040
            work G2041 (noun)
            work G2038 (verb)
            work G2039

            work out G2716 (verb)
            do G4160
            do G4238
            faith G4102

2 Timothy 1:13 "Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus." -NKJV

The author is aware that just as in English, the connotation of Greek words would be affected by its context. So it is urged when in doubt, the reader is urged to look the passage up and read the context.


    It is the burden of my answer to show that "work" and "do" were common words of speech in referring to any response of one's body or mind in the Greek-Roman world. The type of "doing", whether good or bad, would have to be indicated by the context of the speaker.



First, examples of the use of the word "work" in the New Testament


John 6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the workG2041 of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.




Revelation 14:13   their worksG2041




Revelation 20:12  accordingG2596 to their works.G2041 

Revelation 22: 12 "Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, To give to each man what his actions merit." (Montgomery's New Testament)

WHAT IS ANOTHER WORD/S FOR "THEIR WORKS"  in the above passage?

Revelation 22: 12 "Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, To give to each man what his actions merit" (Montgomery's New Testament).




What is the meaning of Bible "works"?   Is it deeds that one does to help others as in "charity"?    Is it like a job?  Is it obeying rules such as in "law"'; e.g.,  the "Ten Commandments" or "civil law"?   Are there more than one Greek word that's translated "work"?   If so, what is the difference between them?




Matthew 5:16  your good works,G2041 [i] 

Matthew 7:23  depart from me, ye that workG2038 iniquity.


Matthew 23:5 their works G2041

Mark 13:34  " his (servant's) work,G2041 [ii]

Joh 4:34 His work. G2041 [iii]

Joh 6:28  the worksG2041 of God? [iv]   

Joh 6:29  workG2041 of God, [v]

Joh 9:3  worksG2041 of God[vi]  

Joh 9:4  the worksG2041 of Him who sent me [vii] 

John 10:33  a good workG2041 [viii]  

John 17:4  the workG2041 whichThou gavest me to do.G4160 [ix]

Romans 2:15  Which shew the workG2041 of the law

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the workG2041 of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know     that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Galatians 6:4  his own work,G2041 [x]

Philippians 1:6  a good workG2041[xi]

Philippians 2:12  work outG2716 (FROM G2038) your own salvation[xii]

Philippians 2:30  workG2041 of Christ[xiii]

1 Thessalonians 1:3  Remembering without ceasing your workG2041 of faith,G4102

2 Timothy 4:18  And theLord shall deliver me from every evil work,G2041


These samples show us that there are good works, evil works, works of the Law (of Moses), works assigned, work of the Lord, work of Christ, work of faith...


GOOD WORKS in fifties controversy


I witnessed a controversy over "good works and church treasuries" among churches who wanted to identify what God truly wanted churches to do.    I remember being interested in learning that there are two different words translated "good" in the New Testament (kalos and agathos).  


A Greek scholar in Texas in 1961 gave his professional opinion to D. Ellis Walker about the differences between the two Greek words for "good".   While the word kalos ("beautiful good") was the more broader of the two in application,  it included the more restricted agathos ("beneficial and useful"; i.e.,  intrinsic good  [e.g., alms]).  However both terms are used in describing the widow indeed (1 Timothy 5:10). 


That difference is significant in such passages as Matthew 5:16 "letting others see your light"; i.e.,  "good [kalos] works."    This is not just the giving of alms "good" but the practice of "beautiful" good in all areas of behavior.  I found a correlation between Matthew 5:16 and the behavior fruits and works of Ephesians 4 and 5.***


My question for us is 'what about the word "works"'?  I don't remember anyone  ever explaining "works [during the mentioned controversy].   They talked about contributing to the Lord's work and that apparently was sufficient at the time since some thought of that as the giving of alms to the church (including the preacher).   


But since there are  "beautiful" works and "beneficial" works, what does the word "works" mean?


The Bible translates "work" mainly from derivatives from one word:  identified here as Strong's G2041 ἔργον.


The English word "work/s"** is translated from these identified Greek words: G2041 ἔργον;  G2038  ἐργάζομαι derived "from G2041"; G2716  κατεργάζομαι "from G2038"; G2040 ἐργάτης "from G2041"; G2039  ἐργασία "from G2040". ****    It is readily seen that these words are derivatives of one word - G2041.  

   G2041 is a noun (name of something).   G2038 is a "middle voice" verb (action word) of the noun G 2040 ἔργον which is based on the noun G2041.   





Greek G2041               STRONG'S

ἔργον  ergon  From ἔργω ergō (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act: - deed, doing, labour, work.



1) business, employment, that which any one is occupied

1a) that which one undertakes to do, enterprise, undertaking

2) any product whatever, any thing accomplished by hand, art, industry, or mind

3) an act, deed, thing done: the idea of working is emphasised in opp. to that which is less than work


The word from which "works" come from means basically an act, whether it be a deed, labour, business, employment, undertaking.  In other words, is it not what a person is doing or has done?



Please observe that Jesus uses this word "work" G2041  in connection with the verb "do":   "the workG2041 which Thou gavest me to doG4160"  (John 17:4  ).   (do=work)


The word that's translated "do" G4160 is related if not INTERCHANGEABLE OR equivalent to the  verb "work" G2041. 

John 6:28  Then said they unto him, What shall we do,G4160 that we might workG2038 the worksG2041 of God?   (Do=work=works)

Colossians 3:23  AndG2532 whatsoever  ye do,G4160 doG2038 it heartily, as to theG3588 Lord, and not unto men;   [both G4160 and G2038 [work] are translated "DO" by the translators.

Galatians 6:10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us doG2038 good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.   [do=work]

Hebrews 13:21  ...make you perfect in every good workG2041 to doG4160 his will, workingG4160 in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.   [work=do=working in this translations]




Mat 25:32   "And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:"


Mat 25:40   And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have doneG4160 it unto me.G1698

   [Mat 25:41   Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Why are the goats lost?  Is it not because they did not "do" something.   Why are the sheep rewarded?   Is it not because they do something?]


   WHAT IS THE CRITERIA in the resurrection?

John 5:29  And shall come forth; they that have doneG4160 good,  unto the resurrection of life; and they that have doneG4238 evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.


NOTICE THE relationship of the G4160 word ("do") to two other action words like "walk" and "lying" in the following verse:


        1 John 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and doG4160do not the truth:




    G4160  STRONG'S  ποιέω 

Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct): - abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do (-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield. Compare G4238.




"do":  G4160 can refer to workmanship or verb single act of "do":

            Strong's & Thayer's:  to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct)

"do":  G4238 refers to performing continuously (so contrasts with 4160).        πράσσω  to “practise”, that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160.



Romans 7:19  For the good that I would I doG4160 not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. G4238

John 5:29    And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Mat 23:5  But all their works G2041 they doG4160 do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

     their works= they do          

Mat 5:44  doG4160 good to them that hate you,

Mat 5:19  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do G4160 and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Mat 7:12  Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do G4160 to you, doG4160 ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Mat 19:16  And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do G4160, that I may have eternal life?

Act 2:37  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do G4160?

Acts 9:6  it shall be told thee what thou must  do.G4160

Acts 10:6  shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.G4160

Act 16:30  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do4160 to be saved?

Act 26:20  But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and and doG4238[continuously] worksG2041 meet for repentance.

Rom 1:28  to doG4160 those things which are not convenient

Romans 2:3  doG4238 such things, and doest G4160 the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

Rom 2:14  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, doG4160 by nature

Rom 3:8  And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported,...  Let us doG4160 evil, that good may come?



How does one sin?

               By what he does...

1Co 7:36  let him doG4160 what he will, [marry] he sinneth not: let them marry.


Php 2:14  DoG4160 all things without murmurings and disputings:

Php 4:9  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: G4238 [continuously] and the God of peace shall be with you.

1 Jn 3:22  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and doG4160 those things that are pleasing in his sight.  Note: now what does grace mean?   Is this undeserved favor?




My answer based on legitimate definitions: 


If what one does is referred to as work, then believing must be doing something. 


On Ephesians 2:8-10    "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:    Not of works, lest any man should boast.   For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."

               I have heard time and time again that since "grace is a gift", one has to take the gift in order to receive it.  And since taking is not a work, then it's sensible to see that receiving God's gospel is not a work but a "taking" the gift.   A preacher once offered a $5.00 (bill) from the pulpit as a gift.  If a member goes to the front and takes it, the gift is his.   A member went forward and kept the $5.00.  That's how to get around grace not being "worked for".   But would not the Bible definition of work be violated here because if what we do is work, then "taking" is certainly a doing too; hence, work.   Faith is a work.


Since one is saved by faith (as well as grace), and faith is a work, then what does this "not of works" mean?


Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

       Look at the previous verse:  "not of yourselves".   What kind of works would a man be able to boast of?    Abraham could not boast of his works (Romans 4:1).   We have seen the many, many different works referred to in the Bible.   But the same word or equivalent is used.  The context has to identify the works (the doing; the action).  


Look at the next verse:


Eph 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,G2041 which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

       If the "faith" of verse 8 is the means of creating us, then we are God's product (His workmanship);   Paul identifies the faith as from hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17).   A work of faith not the work of man.  In other words, isn't the Spirit speaking of the source of the action and not simply all actions.    "Not of yourselves."   "Of" is from the Greek G1537 "ex" [we use this in many of our English words].   Strong's G1537 means  "A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out".   Is this not what we have concluded?   It had to be the source (works not from man but from God)  and it is in the Greek!
    I believe this passage (Ephesians 2:8) is correctly translated in the NIV: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—" (emphasis is mine).

   Jesus said that believing in Jesus was a work of God.   It is the faith once delivered  (Jude 3) and revealed in the gospel (Romans 1:16, 17 "for therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith"). 


   Wherein can it be categorized as a gift then?  "It is the gift of God."   Someone insists that we don't deserve God's love, grace, faith, gospel, salvation, etc.  This is indisputable.  But why take what is truth and force it into the definition of God's personality.   The lack of man deserving God's compassion has nothing to do with the definition of God's grace any more than does with His wrath and vengeance nor even with His work of faith.  To do so is to confuse the message of God's grace.  

   Indeed, due to our lost condition God is not required to save anybody.   He told our father Adam, do this (disobey me) and you will die.  That would have been the end of it except for God's plan.   God was obligated to keep His Word:  for death is the wage of sin.    But God's plan included a surprise gift as it were, a "second chance" offered to all of mankind (not just Adam).   A surprise gift indeed for even the angels were anxious for it to be revealed (1 Peter 1:12 "things which angels desire to look into).  The devil was even taken by surprise!   "For if they had known it they would not have crucified the Lord."

   God is not required nor obligated to provide this package of faith (includes Jesus' total atoning plan of salvation)!  That's why it is called a "gift".   This word "gift" is translated "without cause" in the condemnation of Jesus by his critics: "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause'" (John 15:25).   This word translated "gift" is "gratuity".   We use it when we leave a tip for a good service or just because we want to.   It is not required (generally) or nor are we obligated (to the financial hurt sometimes of the waitresses).   But "gratuity" or "gift" does not rule out work in the work place or here.


   The package is a package of work.  The work of faith.  God's work.  God's grace (favor and pleasure) is located therein!  ("By grace are you saved through (the) faith")   Through (preposition denoting the channel of an act).  The channel is "theG3588 faith" [the same in the original in Ephesians 2:8 as is Jude 3 "contend for theG3588 faith which was once delivered unto theG3588 saints."        





Rom 4:4  Now to him that workethG2038 is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.


  2 Peter 3:16  "As also in all his (Paul's) epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. "


  Now if Peter is correct, and I believe that since he is the apostle of Jesus and His spokesman just like Paul, then we must use care and not wrest this passage to our destruction.   We have to decide what work Paul is referrring to that is outside the realm of grace.  

       If we determine that this passage cannot contradict nor negate the rest of the Bible (as well as Paul's writings) then we must accept the fact that the works that exclude grace are the works under consideration.  

Don't forget that the items under consideration are mutually exclusive: grace--works.   In Ephesians, the works that are excluded from grace are those that man can boast of.   What he habitually does.   Ephesians 2 says "(those men) were by nature [by habit during growth] the children of wrath, even as others."     This is a logical interpretation of the context of Romans 4.   Look at verse 1:   the subject is Abraham receiving God's grace.   When was God pleased with Abraham?   verse 1 & 2- Abraham found no way to boast justification according to the flesh [i.e., man's works, his].  But he believed.  Remember that Jesus said that "believing" is a work [to do from God].   Abraham did something that produced the favor of God:  he believed His promise.


Do you believe God's promises to the one who believes the gospel, repents of his sins, confesses his faith in Jesus as God's Son, and is baptized in water by the command of the Lord Jesus must be honored? 

2 Peter 1: 4 "by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature".   Has God not obligated Himself to save the "obedient" believer.    Do you believe that God created His people to do good works?   Then by walking in newness of life, will you not be saved by the grace of God.   You have that assurance!   God is faithful and will keep His promise to reward you.  


What about the one who goes back to "wallowing in the mire" repossessing the old man of sin?    2 Peter 2:22 'But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."'  These "works" negate God's grace (favor) and nullify His promises.


Why did Jesus say that believing was a work?  


Because when one believes God, he does what God wants.   Again, he does.   Hence, he works the right kind of work.

Please note that a common illustration of a preacher holding up a dollar as a gift to anyone that would come forward to receive it, is ludicrous, to say the least. The illustration is proposing a person "do something" for the gift. This is supposed to answer those that say (including the speaker) "We cannot do anything to save ourselves." Walking up to get money in our day and time is definitely "doing something." And "believing" is surely "doing something." It is a work of God for us to do. The illustration of the gift of a dollar is reasonable only if it is conceded that one can do something for his salvaton.


  Jesus compares the kingdom to workers who get paid:

(Matthew 20:1-16) "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. "Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. "And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, "and said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went. "Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. "And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day?' "They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.' "So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.' "And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. "But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. "And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, "saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.' "But he answered one of them and said, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 'Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?' "So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen."  (NKJV) 

   Parables tell truth.   This parable is consistent with Revelation 22:12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.  (NKJV)


John 7:7 "The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.
Revelation 2:2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; (NKJV)


***In Matthew 5:16 Jesus uses G2041: "Let yourG5216 lightG5457 soG3779 shineG2989 beforeG1715 men,G444 thatG3704 they may seeG1492 yourG5216 goodG2570 works,G2041"

In Ephesians 5:8-11 Paul by the Spirit uses G2041 "works" in telling how these "children of light" are not to walk.     They are no longer of "darkness" but "light", nor are they to have fellowship with unfruitful works G2041 of darkness.   Their walk is referred to as the fruit of the Spirit in "all goodness, and righteousness, and truth".   That word "goodness" by the way is from G18 "agathos" "beneficial" good .

     They are also to walk in "love" (v. 2) and to give "thanks" (v. 4).  The "unfruitful" (opposite of the "fruit" of the Spirit) works are listed in verses 3-6.   Going back in the context (chapter 4:22-32) children of light are put off the old man behavior and put on the new man by speaking truth, work G2041 with his hands that which is good (beneficial good, in order to give),  good (beneficial; grace, edifying) communication, kindness, tenderhearted, and forgiving. 


References from above: Acknowledgment and appreciation to Rick Meyers' for the Strong numbers.

[i] Mat 5:16  Let yourG5216 lightG5457 soG3779 shineG2989 beforeG1715 men,G444 thatG3704 they may seeG1492 yourG5216 goodG2570 works,G2041 andG2532 glorifyG1392 yourG5216 FatherG3962 whichG3588 is inG1722 heaven.G3772[i]

[ii] Mark 13:34  For the Son of man is asG5613 a manG444 taking a far journey,G590 who leftG863 hisG848 house,G3614 andG2532 gaveG1325 authorityG1849 to hisG848 servants,G1401 andG2532 to every manG1538 hisG848 work,G2041 andG2532 commandedG1781 theG3588 porterG2377 toG2443 watch.G1127


[iii] Joh 4:34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. work.G2041


[iv] Joh 6:28  ThenG3767 saidG2036 they untoG4314 him,G846 WhatG5101 shall we do,G4160 thatG2443 we might workG2038 theG3588 worksG2041 of God?G2316



[v] Joh 6:29  JesusG2424 answeredG611 andG2532 saidG2036 unto them,G846 ThisG5124 isG2076 theG3588 workG2041 of God,G2316 thatG2443 ye believeG4100 onG1519 him whomG3739 heG1565 hath sent.G649

[vi] Joh 9:3  JesusG2424 answered,G611 NeitherG3777 hath this manG3778 sinned,G264 norG3777 hisG846 parents:G1118 butG235 thatG2443 theG3588 worksG2041 of GodG2316 should be made manifestG5319 inG1722 him.G846


[vii] Joh 9:4 "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.


[viii] Joh 10:33 The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God."



[ix] Joh 17:4  IG1473 have glorifiedG1392 theeG4571 onG1909 theG3588 earth:G1093 I have finishedG5048 theG3588 workG2041 whichG3739 thou gavestG1325 meG3427 toG2443 do.G4160


[x] Gal 6:4  ButG1161 let every manG1538 proveG1381 his ownG1438 work,G2041 andG2532 thenG5119 shall he haveG2192 rejoicingG2745 inG1519 himselfG1438 alone,G3441 andG2532 notG3756 inG1519 another.G2087

   Gal 6:5  ForG1063 every manG1538 shall bearG941 his ownG2398 burden.G5413

[xi] Phil. 1:6  Being confidentG3982 of this very thing,G5124 G848 thatG3754 he which hath begunG1728 a goodG18 workG2041 inG1722 youG5213 will performG2005 it untilG891 the dayG2250 of JesusG2424 Christ:G5547


[xii] Php 2:12  Wherefore,G5620 myG3450 beloved,G27 asG2531 ye have alwaysG3842 obeyed,G5219 notG3361 asG5613 inG1722 myG3450 presenceG3952 only,G3440 butG235 nowG3568 muchG4183 moreG3123 inG1722 myG3450 absence,G666 work outG2716 your own salvation withG3326 fearG5401 andG2532 trembling.G5156

                G2716  κατεργάζομαι  From G2596 and G2038  to work fully, that is, accomplish; by implication to finish,

[xiii] Php 2:30  BecauseG3754 forG1223 theG3588 workG2041 of ChristG5547 he was nighG1448 untoG3360 death,G2288 not regardingG3851 his life,G5590 toG2443 supplyG378 yourG5216 lackG5303 of serviceG3009 towardG4314 me.G3165


 After reading this article you may want to see the slide show sermon entitled "Sweeter As the Years Go By." -GW


Related articles and slide shows:
  Question #2. Can we to look for God's grace? .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    Amazing Grace  
  Question #3.  Is not our salvation a "gift" from God?  .  .  . .  .  . .  .  . .  .    Salvation as a gift  
  Question #4.  Should we be dogmatic about the definition of God's grace? .  "Consequences of false definitions"
  Question #5.  What really is the true definition of "grace"? .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .    Meaning of Grace  
  Question #6.  How is "grace" used in the Bible?     .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .   .    Facts of Bible 'Grace' 
  Question #7.  Should we identify Jesus as a child as our example and model?   Sweeter as the Years Go By