Date:  January 31, 2021

Philippians 3:1-14

SERMON NOTES--Pastor Winston Wilson

BACK TO THE FUTURE

 

  1. Serving God is more than work.  (Philippians 3:1-6)
    1. The things you do, should show people where your heart is.
      1. ***You can do the right things and still not have a heart that is right if you are only acting by works and not by faith!!! 
      2. ***When you fake it, till you make it, sooner or later it will be obvious that you don't really know what your are doing,  You are following rules but you are not walking hand in hand with Jesus having an intimate relationship that reflects to others, who God is!!!  (Philippians 3:5-6) (James 2:14-24)
      3. ***It is not about us, it is about Christ, it is about others!!
    2. It is a combination of faith and works together that we need to serve God. 
  2. So if we become like Christ we will participate in His suffering as well as the power of His resurrection.  (Philippians 3:10-12)
    1. Paul is very clear that he has suffered and that we will too.  (2 Corinthians 11:24-26)
    2. ***Everyone wants to be a part of the power of God, the mircles, the resurrection . . . but no one is at all that excited about the suffering.
  3. We are called to move forward or to "press on."  (Philippians 3:13-14)  ***We all have hurts, and when wse dwell on them they paralyze us and keep us from being able to function.  Those are in the past, and you cannot move forward or "press on" when you are constantly looking backwards.
    1. Forget what is behind
    2. Strain or Work hard, and look forward towards what is ahead.  ***So don't live in the past and allow it to destroy you.  What you have done is done.  Say I'm sorry, cry your eyes out, beg forgiveness, but don't stay there.  Run towards the future!!

Communion
1 Corinthians 11:28
1 Corinthians 11:23-26

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