| The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 2 – Part 3

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6 January 2021

The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 2 – Part 3

We are continuing in the epistle of Philippians.  In this series “The Epistle Of Joy Part 2” – We see Churches are filled with people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds.  We are to be an example to the world of the power of the new birth, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit.  What the world cannot do, the supernatural power of God can.

A sad thing happens when the church starts to live like the world.  Paul heard from prison that factions were developing in the Philippian church.  Here He writes to remind them of the Holy Spirit who lives in them and the fruit which He produces.

Part 3 – Jesus is our example to follow.  When it comes to being salt and light no one did it better than Jesus.  In this message, we look into verses 5-9 of Philippians 2 which give us a clear picture of the level of obedience Jesus demonstrated and we are to follow.  Realize, God is not calling us to something He did not equip us for in the new birth. 

Even though Jesus possessed equality with the Father, He did not cling to it.  He did not fight for Himself even though He had every reason to do so, He fought for us even though He had every reason not to.   

Jesus did not champion His rights, He championed ours.  Jesus laid aside His rights as God in order to offer us a restored relationship with God.