THE STORY SO FAR
“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” (Phil.4:12)
“Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. I have laboured and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.” (2Cor.11:24)
1) SATISFACTION COMES FROM GOING WITH THE TIDE
The tide is God’s big picture for all of _________. God’s plan is to bring ____ ______ in heaven and on earth together under one head, Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:10)
God’s purpose in creation is to make his son Jesus look ____________.
The reason many of us struggle in the Christian life is that we’re swimming __________ the tide.
God designed everything to make his son Jesus look magnificent, but we ______ our lives trying to make _________ look magnificent.
|HOW WOULD ANYONE KNOW?|
|WHAT MADE JESUS LOOK MAGNFICENT|
2) SATISFACTION TAKES ____________
Are you _____ _________ to align your life with God’s tide?
“its become clear throughout the whole palace guard and everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.” (Phil.4:13)
Its easier to remain silent. Let’s avoid giving ____________.
Why are we so shy about the gospel? – because our ___________and our __________ matter more to us than Jesus does.
Satisfaction takes __________ – courage enough for us to make the ___________ in our lives that are necessary to align ourselves with _____ _____________.
3) WHO DO YOU REALLY TRUST FOR THE FUTURE?
What does life look like if _____ matters more to us than our ________or _______?
“For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” (Phil.1:21)
The big idea of this first chapter of the book of Philippians is to challenge us about whether _______ comes first in our lives.
“For me to live is: _____________ ….what?
- “In God’s Underground”, Richard Wurmbrand
- “Desiring God”, John Piper