Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sermon Notes from Sunday, September 11th

Here are the sermon notes from today's sermon on Philippians 1.27-2.2.  To get these notes in PDF and find the sermon audio, visit  You can also find the sermon audio on iTunes via our podcast.

4 – Worthy of the Gospel of Christ
Philippians 1.27-2.2

Motivations matter in the Kingdom of God.
  • Higher:  who God is, what He has done, and who He has made us to be.
  • Lower:  warning, guilt and shame.
  • Lower motivations can keep us from unrighteous acts but do not produce a righteous life.

3 Expressions of Walking Worthy of the Gospel

Standing firm in one spirit.
  • Through the Gospel, Jesus creates equality among humanity.
  • Through the Gospel, Jesus creates community for humanity.
  • Application:  talk to people before you talk about them.

Striving side by side
  • The church Jesus creates through the Gospel is the main method of spreading the Gospel.
  • “I am not gifted for evangelism.”
  • “I don’t know any lost people.”
  • “I don’t know how.”
  • “I can’t answer all their questions.”
  • “I can’t answer all their objections.”
  • “I don’t have an opportunity.”
  • Application:  tell your story.

Not frightened by opponents
  • It is a sign of their destruction because it signals that there is more to love than your own life.
  • It is a sign of your salvation to others and yourself because of the courage you display by His grace.
  • Application:  fight to live securely.

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