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Summary: Four Parasites in Philippians 1.) The Unexpected Parasites 2.) The Human Parasite 3.) The Social Parasite 4.) The Emotional Parasite

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External Parasites.

- Head lice, Leeches & Ticks

- Makes you feel creepy crawly

Internal Parasites .

A parasite is something that exists by taking from another

They sneak in without notice & unexpected taking up residence in or on their host

Hookworm penetrate the skin

- Worms use their teeth to burrow through the intestinal wall and feed on your blood

Roundworms can lay 200,000 eggs a day

- Adults grow to 15 inches long.

- Cause blockage to the intestine

- Abscesses in the liver,

- Hemorrhage the pancreas

Tapeworms may grow to 35 feet long

- Can live ten years inside the persons intestines.

- Some tapeworms can lay as many as one million eggs

- Their bodies are in separate segments with hooks and suction cups on their skull.

Without Parasites .

- No worries

- Life is good

- Full of fun, happiness, & joy

Parasites Are Joy Suckers .

- Have you noticed that we live in a parasitic world?

- Tiny unexpected parasites creep in

- They are not supposed to be part of our life

- Sin comes in little by little bringing destruction

- Money problems, Relationships turn sour, Sickness of heart mind & body

- Wrecking havoc to our lives

James 4:1–4 (AV)

1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

> Matthew 24:12 (AV)

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Wax - goes back to the way candles are made.

A wick is dipped into hot wax

- Then taken out and allowed to cool for a few seconds,

- Now a thin layer of wax.

- Repeated again & again until the wick is buried deep within the wax.

- The same is true with the heart.

- The greatest need in man's life is the removal of sin

- If we take our eyes off Jesus and focus on the evil around us and it's circumstances,

- Layers of negativity harden around our hearts, and the love for God and others waxes cold.

An elusive word in Philippians is JOY.

Isaiah 26:3 (AV)

3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

- The joy of the Lord is a thing that every believer ought to enjoy abundantly.

- Joy is not dependent on the circumstances.

Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice."

- Joy is internal and comes from the Lord

- Happiness is external and results from happenings.

- There are parasites that eat away your joy

- Nurse & rehearse the hurt

FOUR PARASITES IN PHILIPPIANS

1.) The Unexpected Parasites s.

Philippians Ch. 1.

Philippians 1:12–13 (AV)

12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

13 So that my bonds (imprisonment, chains) in Christ are manifest (known) in all the palace, and in all other places;


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