Joy, in the resurrection from the dead
Springtime always brings hope. The weather starts getting nicer, the days longer, our mood changes significantly. Even as I’m writing this, my window is open, the sun is shining into my office, and I find myself looking forward to the warm summer days and hoping that the cold of winter is gone for good (probably just wishful thinking, this is Canada after all). But the hope of spring and the realization of that hope in summer will go quickly away as fall makes its inevitable appearance a few months from now. The changing of the seasons reveals the reality for us that hope placed in temporal things is fleeting and is nothing to found our lives on.
We spoke briefly about “resurrection power” in our time in God’s Word last week. This week we come face to face with it. The resurrection of Jesus and its implications for us are things we, as followers of Christ, live in every day of our lives. It’s our greatest hope and the goal of everything that we do as we identify with him, not simply in his death, but also in his life. This Sunday we’ll look at how we can realize the hope of Christ’s resurrection, and our resurrection with him in our lives, every day.
Series: Joy, Unleashed
Message: 9 - Joy, in the resurrection from the dead
Text: Philippians 3:12-16
Harvest Bible Chapel
March 20, 2022
My greatest hope is to be raised from the dead…
1) …confident that Jesus has made me his (v. 12)
The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
2) …setting my sights on him alone (v. 13-14)
Are my sights set on Jesus?
How do I spend my time?
How do I spend my money?
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3) …and abandoning every other way but his. (v 15-16)
The Bible says that our biggest problem is that every one of us is building our identity on something besides Jesus.
My greatest hope is to be raised from the dead, confident that Jesus has made me his I set my sights on him alone and abandon every other way but his.