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Homeward Bound

Text: (Philippians 3:17-4:1)

17 Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

1 Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!

I.        Introduction:

II.      Copy The Pattern: A Compass to Follow

A.      Copy By Imitation

1.       Following With Others

2.       Following An Example

B.      Copy By Observation

1.       Observing The Lives Of Others

2.       Observing The Likeness To The Pattern

III.   Consider The Tragedy: A Catastrophe to Avoid

A.      Tragic News

1.       Repeated For Warning

2.       Repeated To Believers

3.       Repeated With Sorrow

B.      Tragic Lives

1.       Hostile To The Cross

2.       Headed For Destruction

3.       Hungering For Gratification

a)       Self Indulgent

b)       Shameful

4.       Heeding The World

IV.    Contemplate Heaven: A Concentration on the Goal

A.      An Existing Home

1.       The Great Privilege Of Citizenship

2.       The Great Location Of Heaven

B.      An Expectant Hope

1.       Hope For A Glorious Savior

2.       Hope For A Glorified Body

a)       A Body Like Jesus

(1)     Changed From A Body That’s Lowly

(2)     Changed Into A Body Of Glory

b)       A Body From Jesus

(1)     A Transformation Performed: The Person

(2)     A Transformation Assured: The Power

V.      Complete The Journey: A Course to Hold

A.      Brothers Strengthened In Relationship

1.       The Subject Of Affection

a)       Loved

b)       Longed For

2.       The Source Of Delight

a)       A Delightful Joy

b)       A Delightful Prize

B.      Brothers Standing With Determination

1.       Standing Firm

2.       Standing In The Lord

VI.    Conclusion:

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