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Do All Things Without Complaining And Arguing

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Philippians 2:14–16 NKJV
14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
The Church at Philippi
Paul’s opening expressed joy, and grace
Reminds them that the things that have happened to him worked to further the gospel
even when some people preach from wrong motives
Admonishment to live in a way that glorifies Christ
be in one Spirit, striving for the faith of the gospel
be willing to not only believe in Jesus, but also to suffer for His sake
Loving one another - considering others better than ourselves
Have the same mind as Jesus
being obedient and humble
even to the point of death
Knowing God will exalt you in due time

Work Out Your Own Salvation

We must all “work out our own salvation”
With fear and trembling
Your salvation is not something you should be carefree about
Do you know that you are saved?
How do you know that you are saved?
Too many people these days preach a watered down gospel of easy grace and no repentance - but you cannot find that in the bible
There is a trend toward universalism which preaches that everyone is saved - that salvation is automatic
but this would make Jesus a liar--
Jesus said the way was narrow, and only a few find it (in comparison)
Our salvation is by grace - through faith - it is a gift and not of works
yet this faith that we speak of is a faith in Jesus Christ - not mind over matter
a faith that does not produce genuine repentance is not faith
a faith that does not produce good works is not faith
a faith that is not faith is not a saving faith
You can know that you are saved - it is not subjective
we know this by faith
have you had a life changing faith encounter with Christ
Is the life you now live, being lived by the faith of Christ, or the will of self?
You must work this out for yourself --
Have you?
Example after example, and exhortation after exhortation, there should be no problem knowing what a life of salvation actually looks like — and what it does not look like.

Do All Things Without Complaining

How are we doing with this?
Why is it that so many Christians are just as grouchy as the rest of the world (But not around here)
Our Salvation is not determined by our circumstances
God’s love is also not measured by our temporal circumstance
We are in this world, but we are not of this world — stop complaining!
And arguing....
why do so many of us have to have our own way— or else?
As He said - we should each consider others better than ourselves -
If we really did this, there would be so little left to argue about
It really is easy to get along with others in love — just try

Become Blameless and Harmless

As Christians we should not be harmful
gentleness, kindness, tenderness --- these are Christian virtues
There may be plenty of blame, a lot of wrong, but it does not have to come from us

In The Midst of a Crooked And Perverse Generation

One of the biggest excuses Christians offer for un-Christlike behavior is --- they weren’t treating me that way!
WE are in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation
He has not taken us out of the world
We are supposed to shine in the world
Love your enemies
Do good to those who hate you
Pray for those who use you...
Yes, you can bless while everyone else is cursing
You can love while everyone else is hateful
You can be pure while everyone else is filthy
You can be a virgin while everyone else is a fornicator
In the midst of..... You can shine as lights in the World!

Holding Out The Word of Life

We do not preach our opinions or some fancy stories
We are not preaching fables and superstitions
We Preach The Word Of Life - Jesus Christ and His Gospel
This Word has stood for all ages
This Word will stand for all ages
Not one jot or one tittle shall fail till all be fulfilled
if you can stop the sun from rising, then only could you break His Word...
The Word of God is incomparable to any other book or work throughout the history of the World
there is no comparison -
The Word of God is alive and powerful
By it we are saved
By it we are healed
By it we are made wise
Don’t compare my preaching to other preachers of this day
compare my preaching to the Word of God!

That I May Rejoice In The Day Of Christ

That I have not run in vain or labored in vain
There is a “Day of Christ”
He will return
Paul said that if they did not do this (work out their own salvation), then he would have labored in vain
All the church services and sermons you have ever heard are useless unless you respond in faith
You must repent. You must be changed.
This is a wonderful thing, and it is not grievous at all.
Put On Jesus!
Turn to me and be saved all the ends of the earth.
(For I am God and there is no other)
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