Sermons on Christian Living
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem (Philippians 2:29 NKJV). Timothy and Epaphroditus are role models all Christians should admire and emulate.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13 NKJV). If God has worked IN us to save us, it will be seen in what comes OUT of us.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… (Philippians 2:5 NKJV). In Christ’s emptying… the kenosis… we have the ultimate example of the singleness of mind Paul was encouraging on the Philippians.
fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind (Philippians 2:2 NKJV). The single mind is our goal, and will bring joy.
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend (Proverbs 27:17 NKJV). The Bible has a lot to say about friendship.
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21 NKJV). Christ was the center of Paul’s life, and the gain he anticipated in death.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV). You can trust God, ALWAYS.
For I have been told by the word of the LORD… (1 Kings 13:17a). God takes obedience very seriously.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:27 NKJV). Following Christ does not make one a Christian, but following Christ demonstrates one IS a Christian.
Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy (John 16:20 NKJV). For a Christian, sorrow might come for a while, but it will be replaced with joy that lasts for eternity.