August 26th, 2014 by admin
The Lord has provided us with spiritual resources that we can draw on to stand firm in this life. Like any asset, it is important we keep an eye on these valuables.
Resource definition: a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively. The word is from the Old French dialect of the early 17th century: resourdre ‘rise again, recover’.
In Philippians 4:1-9 Paul refers to four “resources” we should watch.
August 17th, 2014 by admin
Ultimately there are two controlling ambitions: one is for our own glory; the other is for God’s glory.
In Philippians 3:10-21 Paul is telling us:
1. It is ok to be ambitious.
2. Your ambition must be Christ-centered.
3. If your ambition is just for personal satisfaction, it will lead to destruction.
4. Remembering your citizenship is in heaven will help keep your focus.
August 12th, 2014 by admin
Self-confidence is limited by your strength. God confidence is limited by God’s strength.
Key text: Phil. 3:1-11
A group had infiltrated the church in Philippi and was insisting that the new Christians should be circumcised. In essence, they were saying they were not “real Christians” and faith in Jesus Christ was not enough. Paul was saying, “I have more reasons to be confident than they do. But what my confidence is built on is not what I can accomplish or what I was born into. My confidence is in knowing Jesus and in His power there is no limitation.”
In Philippians chapter three Paul expands on what gives us true confidence before God, but first he lists what is false confidence.
August 7th, 2014 by admin
If we follow Paul’s example, we too can have great friendships that will journey through life with us.
1. A wise person chooses friends carefully.
2. When you choose your fiends, you have sealed your destiny.
3. Choose friends that are for you and for your vision.