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The Greatest Invitation Imaginable

1 John 1:1-4 A glorious sweep of God's saving work: 1.  ETERNITY PAST (v.1a) 2.  THE INCARNATION & EARTHLY MINISTRY OF JESUS (vv.1b-2) (Allusions to John  1:1-18) 3. THE APOSTOLIC PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL (v.3a) “The Christian message is neither a philosophical...

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Press On, Brothers and Sisters

Philippians 3:12-21 We must press on to make salvation our own because Jesus Christ has made us his own. We press on by striving for the prize (v. 12-16). We press on by imitating Paul to avoid quitting the race (v. 16-19). We press on by awaiting our Savior’s return...

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The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Jesus Christ

Philippians 3:1-11  “Rejoice in Lord. To write these things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.” To rejoice in the Lord is to see the value of the flesh. To rejoice in the Lord is to see the value of Jesus Christ. "To be made righteous is to be made ‘right...

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People to Follow in the Faith

Philippians 2:19-30 "The best friends are those who imitate our Lord Jesus in looking out for the interests, needs, and concerns of others. Such have been delivered from the bondage of self-obsession; they are free to live in self-forgetfulness, full of Christ’s...

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What Working Out Looks Like

Philippians 2:14-18 We are told what it looks like to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Working out our salvation looks like choosing gratitude in a grumbling world (v. 14-15). “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and...

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Work Out Your Own Salvation

Philippians 2:12-13 We work out our own salvation by being committed to a "long obedience in the same direction."  “It is this ‘long obedience in the same direction’ which the mood the world does so much to discourage. When the path of obedience to Christ becomes...

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Scooping Heavy Rocks

Philippians 2:4-11 Jesus is the reason we look to the interests of others.  Jesus empowers us to look to the interests of others (v. 5). Jesus is our example of how to look to the interests of others (v. 6-8). Jesus returning is our motivation to look to the interests...

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United We Stand

Philippians 2:1-4 "So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from...

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Standing Firm in the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Philippians 1:27-30 We are called not only to believe in Christ but also to live for Christ. We must live for Christ always. "To conduct ourselves 'in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ' therefore does not suggest we should try harder in order to secure...

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Christians Won’t Lose

Whether we live or we die, we must seek to honor Christ as we rest assured that we won’t lose. Our greatest desire must be that Christ is honored (v. 18-20). “Christ has disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in...

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