Sermons on Philippians

Sermons on Philippians

The Danger of Drifting Away

Hebrews 2:1; Proverbs 23:7; Proverbs 24: 30-34 Thorns and thistles can crowd out the things of God. We can look and hear about people who have images they have made. Look at the gods of pleasure we have. We have gods that keep us from the true God. Procrastination can little by little become drifting. Philippians 3:7

The Adventure: Editing the Packing List

Philippians 3: 7-15 In pursuit of courage we need to face our fears: change, the unknown, fear of what others think, fears of hurts from our past. To focus on mission we need to hold loosely to the methods of the past. In pursuing the mission the method changes…this generation is different so it demands change in method to reach it.

Peace

Galatians 5:22; John 14:27; Philippians 4:4-9 The How 1. Choose to rejoice in God and who he is 2.Bring worries, fears & concerns to God in prayer 3. Fill mind with God’s truth 4. Choose to practice these things that bring the Peace of God (TAKES 90 DAYS TO REFRAME THINKING) COLOSSIANS 3:15

A Tale As Old As Time

Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart, a settled state of contentment, confidence, and hope that the Holy Spirit wants to grow in us. Paul had to learn it (Philippians 4: 11-13.

Retread: The Process

From Abram to Abraham Genesis 15:1-6; 16: 1-4a; 22:1-4, 15-18 1. Do not be anxious, Phil 4: 4-6 2. Transformed Rom 12:2 3. Take My yoke = Rest Matt 11:28 Obedience in Walking in His Word

WHY vs. WHAT

“Why is a place where we often get stuck.” We try to understand and can’t get past it. Instead if we go to the Lord asking, “What are You doing?” Israel is on the edge of the Promised Land but they moved to grumbling. Numbers 14: 1-12. Characteristics of WHY Thinking–Grumbling: Philippians 2: 14-18; Fear: Romans 8: 15; Self-preservation: Philippians 2:3 Characteristics of the WHAT Thinking–Brokenness: Psalms 34: 18; Expectation: Phil 3: 13; Courage: Joshua 1: 6 “Courage is doing the right thing in the face of an emotion saying you should be nervous or anxious.” WHY will keep us where we are; WHAT positions us to move toward change and promise.