More Accurate Weights (Philippians 1:27-2:11)Nathan Herrlin, 2017-10-08
Part of the Chasing Happy series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Happiness is always linked to circumstances BUT it is most often sabotaged when I fail to see (or give appropriate value to) some of the best things God has given me.
4 Spiritual Realities:
1. I am united with Christ.
2. I am loved by Christ.
3. I have personal connection with the Holy Spirit.
4. I’ve been treated by God with Tenderness & Compassion.
What do these realities DO?
1. They bring us Together.
2. They drive out self-centeredness.
3. We begin to reflect what we’ve been given.
27Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you and be absent, I may hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel; 28and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God; 29because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf: 30having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me. 2:1 If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, 2make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; 3[doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; 4not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others. 5Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven and [things] on earth and [things] under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (ASV)