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  • Imitating Christ Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,141 views

    Seeing selfish ambition, vain conceit, discord, from persecution, Paul called on the church to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy” of their calling and not "of" the world. Just as Christ sacrificed Himself for the sake of others, we also are to offer

    INTRODUCTION A. LIFE TODAY IS NOT WHAT CHRIST INTENDED 1. We live in a “dog eat dog” world. 2. “SELF” rules We may view ourselves as did the Pharisee depicted by Jesus who prayed, “God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this ...read more

  • Saying No To Selfishness And Yes To Others

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015
     | 1,124 views

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. - Philippians 2:3 We all at some point in our life are selfish. It is part of perhaps human nature itself to fend for oneself and get what one needs. ..

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. - Philippians 2:3 We all at some point in our life are selfish. It is part of perhaps human nature itself to fend for oneself and get what one needs. It has to take a choice of our will to ...read more

  • "A Proper Perspective"

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 31, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,074 views

    We need a “Proper Perspective” about what matters most in life and the Apostle Paul will instruct us today about what God expects. When we know that, when we live like that we can look back on our lives with a sense of real accomplishment!

    Southern Hills Baptist Church November 3rd 2002 Philippians 2:3-4 “A proper motivation” By Pastor Mark Hensley 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the ...read more

  • Descending Into Greatness Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Oct 30, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,665 views

    Putting others before ourselves will bring us to our knees. Learning to give ourselves away is also the first step to a deeper experience of true joy.

    There is something that stirs deeply within us when a man or woman gives up their life for another. A few decades ago Roger Rosenblatt wrote a moving tribute in Time Magazine. It was about a passenger on Air Florida Flight 90 that crashed into the Potomac River. The nameless 50-some-year old man ...read more

  • The Joy Of Unity Series

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 19, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,085 views

    Paul points us to the true source of biblical unity.

    Philippians 2:1-4 Sunday, February 17, 2002 During my time at Bible College, the spiritual fad of the day was temperament analysis. Tim Lahaye’s book had just come out and everyone was trying to decide if they were sanguine, melancholic, choleric or phlegmatic. Sanguine was the outgoing ...read more

  • Exhortation To Humility

    Contributed by Leo Primero on May 2, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,976 views

    What is humility? A freedom from arrogance that grows out of the recognition that all we have and are comes from God.

    Exhortation To Humility Text: Phil 2:1-4. If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and ...read more

  • Humility: The Toughest Challenge Series

    Contributed by Mike Quinn on Jan 18, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,313 views

    As believers, we are called to serve one another in humility. How do we do that? What does that look like in our day to day lives?

    Humility…The toughest challenge “The Amazing Race” Phil 2:1-11 If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step. The first step is to realize that one is proud. C.S. Lewis Phil 2:1-11 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any ...read more

  • A Tug Of War In The Church

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,071 views

    The word encourages us to not only think about ourselves but to consider others in our dicisions. Not only be inward but also outward focused.

    Is there a tug of war in the church? Rev. Jose Gomez Sr. Play Audio *Phillipians 2:1-4 "If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being ...read more

  • Attitude Adjustment Series

    Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on May 9, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,109 views

    Paul teaches us in Philippians 2:1-11 the facets of a positive life are, humility, generosity, and obedience.

    This morning we continue our study of Philippians. Two weeks ago we studied Philippians 1:1-10. Here we discovered a man who had every reason not to be happy, but yet he was filled with joy. Over 18 times in this short four chapter book Paul talks about rejoicing or joy. We observed that Paul ...read more

  • Three Destructive Temptations For Achievers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,412 views

    IF YOU ARE AN ACHIEVER, HERE ARE THREE TEMPTATIONS YOU UNDOUBTEDLY FACE: 1. To be self-sufficient - To be the master of your fate! To control your destiny! To make it happen! Jesus, however, calls you to a life of dependence: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh ...read more

  • Free To Be Nothing

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,101 views

    God’s way of "self-fulfillment" goes against the grain of our culture of Self, and allows us to be Free to Be Nothing.

    Free to Be Nothing TCF Sermon February 3, 2002 Philip. 2:1-8 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, ...read more

  • Why Religion Will Never Save You! Series

    Contributed by Kyle Sullivan on Nov 10, 2014
     | 1,641 views

    Religion—is man’s best attempt to get to God.

    Religion—is man’s best attempt to get to God. Eight Characteristics of the Religious Person: 1) They rely on a Label. Jew—means a praises or he who praises God! 2) They depend upon Rules and Regulations. Fact: The law has never saved anybody! John ...read more

  • We Can Be Heroes

    Contributed by Jon Smethurst on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,541 views

    we can all learn from Epaphroditus, and become heroes of faith, and not just for one day!

    Heroes of Faith!!! when we think of ‘heroes of the bible’ who springs to mind, Hebrews 11 talks at length of some of the ‘heroes of faith’ in the old testament, mighty servants of God, ...and of course we have the author of our text Paul who was one of the new covenant heroes of faith, but just ...read more

  • Honor One Another Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on May 14, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,375 views

    We are commanded to honor others as Christ has honored us.

    “One another” verses: • “Accept one another the, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God” (Romans 15:7). • “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love” (Galatians 5:13). • “Be kind ...read more

  • Because Serving Makes A Difference Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,342 views

    CELEBRATE A WONDERFUL LIFE AT CHRISTMAS KNOWING THAT SERVING MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

    It's a Wonderful Life Rediscovering it this Advent Season Because Serving Makes a Difference 2nd Sunday of Advent 12/7/08 INTRODUCTION What do you think of when you hear the word service? Military? Waitress? Tennis? Tea Service? Car Service? Church Service? This ...read more