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Pearls from Philippians: Conforming Comfort

Pearls from Philippians: Conforming Comfort Sermon Audio Here

Philippians 2:1-13

When you’re struggling with stress, where do you find comfort? Favorite activities? Comfort food? How do you extend that comfort to the rest of your life?

What’s the Recipe For A Comforted Life?

Conformation: Align Your Life With Christ ~ Philippians 2:1-4

  • 1 IF (you hear Christ [paráklēsis], feel His love, partner with the Spirit, and feel it in your gut) OUR HEART IS HIS
  • 2 then OUR MIND SHOULD BE TOO
  • 3 no one-upping or pointless posturing; OUR WILL AS WELL
  • 4 ACTIVELY MAKE ROOM FOR OTHERS IN OUR LIFE (not a singular journey, but something we do in community)

Comprehension: See The Cycle Of Christ ~ Philippians 2:5-11

  • 5/6 Christ didn’t hold onto the glory of Godhood
  • 7/8 gave up glory to be grubby like us
  • 9/10/11 Jesus restored to glory, given back what He wouldn’t take for Himself

Construction: Carefully Craft Your Life Like the Lord ~ Philippians 2:12-13

  • 12 Christ obeyed and was raised to glory, we will too; Father starts and finishes our salvation, but we shape it as well
  • 13 God is working; we are to reflect that in our own lives (Just like Jesus!)

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