March 6, 2022

Joy, in sincere service

Bible Text: Philippians 2:19-30 |

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We all know too well the struggle against putting ourselves at the centre of our faith. The ease and comfort of “consumer Christianity” where we just enjoy being served and treat Christ and his Church as a commodity to be used is a temptation that can trip up even the most seasoned of believers. But as one writer once said, “We are saved to serve” and not out of guilt, or begrudged obligation, but out of joy and gratitude to the God who saved us! It’s why we believe that one of the core attributes of a life truly devoted to Jesus Christ is that they would work for him.

Series: Joy, Unleashed
Message: 7 - Joy, in sincere service
Text: Philippians 2:19-30
Jordan Coros
Harvest Bible Chapel
March 6, 2022

Ephesians 6:8

God calls me to serve sincerely, so I must be…

  1. Genuine (v. 19-21)

Philippians 2:3-4

How to be genuine:
1) Be reliable
2) Be honest
3) Be loving

  1. Faithful (v. 22-24)

Acts 16:3
Mark 10:45
2 Timothy 4:9

  1. Resolved (v. 25-27a)

Epaphroditus has suffered the rigors of service to the gospel along with Paul.
Frank Thielman

  1. Humble (v. 27b-30)

Humility is a life lived rightly before God, as we increasingly learn to see the reality that the centre of our lives is not ourselves, but God..
Adam Ramsey

I Peter 5:5b