Experiencing Intentionality and Intimacy (Philippians 2:1-11)
Gearl Spicer, June 27, 2021
Part of the Summer Of Joy - Now More Than Ever series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Philippians 2:1–11 (Listen)
2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Summer Of Joy - Now More Than Ever
Experiencing Intentionality and Intimacy
What are your intentional steps toward God?
*Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any
Consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection
And compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. vs. 1-2
Have thus attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus. vs. 5
*Spiritual intentionality demands intensity of focus and commitment of heart!
*In humility we open our hearts to Him!
I. Focus your heart - MANDATE - vs. 1-4
A. Impact of a committed heart
B. Challenges to address
1. Same mind
2. Same love
3. United in spirit
4. Intent on one purpose
C. Allow humility to rule
*The degree of focus will determine the potential for impact!
II. Follow your Savior-MODEL - vs. 5-11
*The desire to follow His model will determine the power of our relationship with Jesus!
Will you focus and follow?