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Citizen Behavior: The Christian Call To Obedience (Part 1)

Last Sunday we looked two short verses; Philippians 2:12-13.  Yet, despite their shortness we saw that Paul packed some weighty truth deep within his words.

Paul called for the Philippian believers to live our their lives of obedience in a particular manner.  They were to “work out their own salvation” realizing “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”

Heavenly Citizens are to be marked by obedience which means they work out their own salvation.  The fact that God works in us to desire this and then gives us the power to grow like Jesus is meant to produce hope that chance can actually happen.

We are to kill sin and grow like Jesus.  Yet, this is fueled by the Spirit of God who uses our “working out our salvation” as the means by which He brings our salvation “to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).

You can follow this link to hear the audio.

This Sunday we will look to Philippians 2:14-18 and see Paul draw to a conclusion his last exhortation to right gospel behavior.

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You Are Not Your Gift: Finding the Freedom to Fail in Ministry

A great chapel sermon by Russell D. Moore.  Moore shows the danger of identifying yourself with the anointing and gifting of the Spirit by looking at the end of King David’s life from 1 Kings 1.  The freedom to fail in ministry is a grace that comes from Jesus Christ to aide us in realizing that the Kingdom of Christ will not fail if we do.

A must listen to all who are in the ministry or who are heading that direction.

You Are Not Your Gift: Finding the Freedom to Fail in Ministry