Poisons and Antidotes of Effective Living
A look at the things that Help or Hurt our Witness and Work from Paul's letter to the Philippians.
11.26.2023 pm service at Briggs Chapel
What are some of the things that HINDER our witness and work?
What are some of the things that will HELP AND AID our witness and work?
An Overview of Philippians
Triumphal in many things, even good things, but not in the excellent thing. Philippians 1
***1. Triumphal and growing in the ability to discern the excellent thing. Philippians 1
Temporary thoughts on life and death. Philippians 1:
***2. Properly reflect on Christ at work in us and what is to come through life and in death. Philippians 1:
Terror of being rejected and persecuted for living heavenly-minded lives. Philippians 1
***3. Recognize the blessings of persecution and how it manifests believers and unbelievers that the threats of others do not make us defensive. Philippians 1
Taking more Concern and Care of Ourselves and missing the example of Jesus. Philippians 2
***4. Dying to self-interest and the need to demand the right to be treated fairly, rightly and honorably because we are believers — looking to the example of Jesus, who didn't consider Himself cheated when others didn't see and exalt Him for who He is. Philippians 2
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Who and What makes a difference in our witness and work?
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Those who continue in rebellious unbelief against Christ and His Kingdom will be punished in hell forever and receive it directly from God Himself. God Himself is Present in Hell Punishing Unbelievers.
Verse by verse exposition through the book of 2 Thessalonians. (Sermon also includes the reading and exhortation from the Lord's Table liturgy) 2 Thes 1:6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. 8 For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. 9 For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Colossians chapter 1 will be our entire attention this Lord's day. In the morning we will begin with 1.1-8 and in the evening we will continue at 1.9-14. In both texts thanksgiving looms large. In the morning the amazing grace of Jesus Christ in saving us is front and center as our reason for thanksgivingScripture Reading: Colossians 1.1-14
Text: Colossians 1.1-8
Message: "Thanksgiving 3: Gospel Hope"
Theme: Believers give thanks for all in whom the fruits of eternal hope burst forth
Believers are called "holy" and "faithful": Why?
We are thankful for fruit as proof
We are thankful for hope, the source of these fruits
Believers rejoice to see this fruit of hope world-wide: How?
2 Peter 1:11-15
...for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.