Pearls from Philippians: Considering Commitment

Pearls from Philippians: Considering Commitment Sermon Audio Here

Philippians 3:4-14

When an old Moses Lake grocery store closed, the location reopened with new businesses that are still doing well. How did we know there was a plan for that site’s redevelopment?

What Are The Signs Of Our Salvation?

Under New Management ~ Philippians 3:4-11
Under New Managment

  • 4/6 on what do you base your spiritual self-worth?
  • 7/8 loss=damaged, totaled
  • 8/9 skubala=dung, waste
  • 10/11 I talk a lot about being made like Christ, but we’re not going to become little Messiahs: rather, we are stuck to Christ through suffering. He suffered like we suffer: that was His way of showing that He had become fully like us, 100% human. And because He became like us, we are able to identify with Him. Piggy Back’d Righteousness. Jesus carries us (Isa. 46:3-4)

Under Construction ~ Philippians 3:12-14
Under Construction

  • 12 we are IN PROCESS; picture the passing of the baton; Christ chose us to be on His team; He is the anchor and will finish the race, but we get to run as well
  • 13 We have GOT to let go of our old baggage; we can’t carry it into Christ’s eternity
  • 14 Finish line: Steve Taylor lyrics

God carries us; teaches us to walk with Him, puts us in His race, runs along side of us. But we must run as well: the finish line is closer than we think!

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