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Joy: Joy and Suffering

January 14, 2018 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Joy

Topic: Biblical Passage: Philippians 1:12–1:14, Philippians 1:18–1:20

Acts 5:40-41
Philippians 1:12-14, 18-20

FEAR
FOCUS
FRUIT

FEAR:

  • Philippians 1:14
  • Philippians 1:27-30
  • Philippians 4:1

     1.  Fear of the wrong things…. (SPEAKING THE GOSPEL), verse 14

Perhaps some future day, Lord,
Thy strong hand will lead me to the place
Where I must stand utterly alone;
Alone, Oh gracious Lover, but for Thee.
Elizabeth Elliot
     2.  No FEAR of the right things....
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:9
  • Romans 9:3

FOCUS:

  1. FOCUS, Paul says, on me.
  • Philippians 1:14
  • Philippians 3:17
  • Philippians 4:9

     2.  FOCUS on THE GLORY of CHRIST

  • Philippians 1:13
  • Philippians 1:20

     3.  FOCUS on the Holy Spirit

  • Philippians 1:19

     4.  FOCUS on the mission

  • Philippians 1:13

FRUIT:

  1. COURAGE: Polycarp
  2. SPEAKING (the gospel) with boldness  (Philippians 1:14)
  3. Mission  (Philippians 1:13)

Now what?

  1. Acknowledge and inventory your fear…
  2. Deepen you MC experience… “partnership” in living the 3G life
  3. Read…the Biblical examples and books about the saint
  4. Measure your BOLD PROCLAMATION and obey the Lord

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