Shine Like the Stars (Philippians 2:12-18)
Part of the Summer Of Joy - Now More Than Ever series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Philippians 2:12–18 (Listen)
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.
Summer Of Joy - Now More Than Ever
Shine Like the Stars
Today we celebrate His goodness on our nation as we recognize His hand on our lives! God bless America!
Are you living as a light?
Our call is to understand who we are in Christ and live as shining stars!
*So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. vs. 12-13
*so that you will prove yourselves blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world. vs. 15
I. Two commands to apply - vs.12
A. Obedience - Know who we are in Christ
B. Sanctification - Know how to live righteously
II. Embrace the truth - vs. 13
A. He is at work in you
B. He will accomplish His purpose
III. Take time to look inside - vs. 14-18
A. Choose a Godly disposition
B. Prove your walk
C. Light shines brightest in darkness
D. Hold onto God’s Word
E. Anticipate His return
SHINE because His JOY rests in your heart!
Will you shine for Him?