The High Calling. Philippians 2:1-11

January 28th, 2019

Hinckley Evangelical Free Church

 January 27, 2019 

The High Calling

Sermon Series:  Philippians

 

Philippians 2:1-11

  • the p_____________________ of Christian living … “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
  • the p_______________ for Christian living, …

the m________ of Christ….."

"if" could be translated "since" or "In view of the fact"

  • Is there any encouragement from being united to Christ?

Discovering that being a child of God is adequate c_________________

  • Is there any "comfort from His love?

The moment that Christ ceases to be real to us, we lose our affection for others!

 

Experiencing the L_____ ___ _____ casts out all of those self-seeking aspects of self-love.

  • Is there any fellowship in the Spirit

'fellowship' means a joint p_____________.... there must be unity and like-mindedness.

  • Is there any tenderness and compassion?

“for my s_________ will bear witness with His S_______” … this is the evidences of real spiritual life

Make my joy complete...  that is,

"fill it to the point of o________________",

"Let this mind BE in you, which was also in Christ Jesus."

 

          "...."consider others b_________ than yourselves..."

 

"But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world".... (G____ 6:4) 

"In the b_________" He "was with God, and ... was God" John 1:1,

"God manifest in the f__________" (I Timothy 3:16).

"Before Abraham was, I am" (J_______ 8:58).

... "but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a s______________"!

 

... God exalted Him to the Highest place, and gave Him a name that is above every name.... And at that name every knee shall bow... then every tongue shall confess That Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

 

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Character Counts. Prison Epistles, Philippians 1:27-30

January 22nd, 2019

Hinckley Evangelical Free Church

 January 20, 2019 

Sermon Series: “Prison Epistles”

Character Counts

Philippians 1:27-30

 

 

People won’t buy what we confess in public…

If we are not conducting ourselves with integrity in private!

This is an outright appeal:

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner w_________ of the Gospel of Christ!”

Definition:

The word “Conversation” means;

  1. To perform their d_______ as a good citizen…
  2. Live a “c______________ life” directed by the Spirit of fellowship….not by rules or statutes!

 

Things to ‘put off’:

          - a_________…

          - w________…

          - m_________…

          - evil s______________…

          - filthy communication out of the mouth

Things to ‘put on’:

          - bowels of m__________

          - k____________

          - humbleness of m_______

          - m__________

          - longsuffering

          - f__________ one another

          - f__________ one another

 

Our manner of life either helps or hinders the cause of Christ!

 

“Stand firm in ‘one Spirit’, contending as ‘one man’ for the faith of the Gospel”!

 

This is an exhortation to u_______…

 

The Adversary has one goal in mind… and that is d______

 

“Snowflakes are frail, but if enough of them get together they can stop traffic”. Vance Havner

 

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do!  There can be no courage unless you are scared.”

Eddie Rickenbacker

 

Courage comes when you are f____________ and there is r_________ to yourself.

 

Never forget: “Greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world!”

 

The way you face a____________ both reveals who you are and strengthens your faith and character to be more like Christ.

 

Called by God to s___________...

This verse simply tells us that the privilege has been bestowed upon us to s_________ in the place of Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Proper Perspectives On Problems: Sermon Series: “Prison Epistles”

January 17th, 2019

Hinckley Evangelical Free Church

 January 13, 2019

Sermon Series:  “Prison Epistles”

Proper Perspectives on Problems

 

Philippians 1:12-30

Problems:

¬everyone has them

¬Most people don’t like them

¬Many don’t want to be one

¬Some think that they are to fix all of them

 

¬Problems are perceived to be:

–a p____________ for some past failure,

–the willing a_________ of the intervention of God in our lives,

–or the mischief of S_________.

 

If Problems don’t exist, then we can never realize the ____________ of _________________ them!

 

¬With the p____________ of every problem there is the p________ to be used in a mighty way!

 

¬It is impossible to see the Lord’s plan in our lives when our eyes are on ___________!

¬The real test of a Christians p__________ is witnessed when one finds himself under p____________, or facing p______________!

¬When they saw how Paul lived ‘above the circumstances’, they were c__________________ by that example.

 

 

¬Suffering comes into our lives because:

–We will not j_________ our own sin

–God is p______________ us from sin

–We need to be ‘s___________” as believers

–We need to learn to lean on the Lord alone

–It keeps us f____________ on the goal…

 

The ultimate reason that suffering comes into our lives is so that we can become “__________ ________” for others.

“A part of God’s redemptive process was to prepare many bodies in which Christ might be magnified”

–J.H.Pickford

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”  I C________________ 6:19-20 

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." (R___________ 12:1)

 

¬For me to live is __________ and to die is _____________! YOU fill in the blank!!! 

What does your “Prison Epistle” look like?

II Corinthians 3:2

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Joy Beyond The Obstacles: Sermon Series Philippians

January 11th, 2019

Joy Beyond the Obstacles

 January 06, 2019

Sermon Series:  Philippians

What does your Prison Epistle look like???.

The Theme of Philippians is J___…

–19 times – joy, rejoicing, or gladness

–In spite of incarceration

–In spite of opposition from the e___________

–In spite of opposition from other b____________

 

The secret is found in the word “mind”

                   M_______ = ten times

                   T________ = five times

                   R_____________ = once

 

The secret of Christian joy is found in how we think!

 

Definitions:

          Happiness  is dependent upon circumstances….

          Joy is independent of circumstances

 

          - Joy has the p____________ of being permanent

          - Joy is an I______________ state of mind and heart

The four attitudes that maintain joy:

1.The S___________ mind… 

Philippians __:___ (ESV)
21  For to me to live is C______, and to die is g______!

 

2.The S______________ mind ...

 

Philippians __:__ (ESV)
3  Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in h_________ count others more s______________ than yourselves.

3.The S______________ mind…

 

Philippians __:20-21 (ESV)
20  But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we a______ a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21  who will t__________ our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to s____________ all things to himself.

 

4.The s___________ mind …

 

Philippians 4:____ (ESV)
7  And the peace of God, which surpasses all u________________, will g_________ your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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The Gift Of “An Everlasting Relationship” John 1:14

January 11th, 2019

The Gift of

“An everlasting relationship”

December 23, 2018

 

John 1:14 (ESV)
14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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