Sunday, August 9, 2015

Not a Secret

Philippians 1:21 – 2:4
The Apostle Paul often urged the believers in the early church to be of “one mind” or to have the “mind of Christ.”  This exhortations rings true for the church today.  What does that kind of unity look like. How do we get there? Thankfully, it’s not a secret.
As believers, we are Called to be Transformed by renewing our Minds (changing how we Think ).

Sow a Thought, reap an Action.
Sow an Action, reap a Habit.
Sow a Habit, reap a Lifestyle.
Sow a Lifestyle, reap a Destiny.

I. The Appeal for Christian Unity.  Philippians 2:1

·       Colossians 3:12-15

II. The Essence of Unity. Philippians 2:2a

·       Romans 15:5

·       1 Corinthians 1:10

III. The Expression of Unity. Philippians 2:2b-4 

·       Having a Common Outlook. v. 2b

·       Humility v. 3

·       Consideration of Others v. 4


IV. The Pattern of the Disciple.

Spiritual Disciplines are for Spiritual Disciples.
Jesus’ Model
Disciplines of Forbearance:  Solitude and Silence
·       John 6:14-16
Disciplines of Engagement:  Worship and Study
·       John 4:21-24

My next step as a disciple: ____________________________________


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