Joyful Obedience – October 15, 2017
(Philippians 2:12-18) Because of who Jesus is and all He has done for us, we should faithfully and joyfully obey Him!
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13
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Joyful Service – October 8, 2017
(Philippians 2:1-11) Jesus’ mindset, ministry and majesty in contrast to our sin, selfishness and desperate need for grace. May we embrace the mind of Christ and follow His pathway to humble service and sacrifice, all for the glory of God!
“Have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5
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Joyful Growth – October 1, 2017
(Philippians 1:24-30) A lesson in sanctification: what it means to be a growing believer and what it looks like. Working to make progress toward maturity in Christ.
“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.” Philippians 1:27
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Joyful Suffering – September 24th, 2017
(Philippians 1:12-26) If our greatest joy is being one with Jesus then we can rejoice in suffering and even death.
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21
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Joyful Prayer – September 17th, 2017
(Philippians 1:1-11) Choose Jesus to choose joy. Our joy should not be attached to our circumstances but to our Savior. Let’s turn prayer from work into worship. Prayer is G.rateful R.elational A.doration C.onfident and E.mphasizing S.piritual needs.
“Always in every prayer of mine for you all, making my prayer with joy.” Philippians 1:4
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Defined by Jesus – September 8th, 2017
(Philippians 1:1-2) We are Directed by Jesus (as servants); we are Defined by Jesus (as saints); and we are Dependent on Jesus (for His grace and peace)
“Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi.” Philippians 1:1-2a
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