The Power of Positive Living
March 7, 2021

The Power of Positive Living

Preacher:
Series:
Passage: Philippians 2:1–5
Service Type:

Pastor Jim Bohrer–March 7, 2021

 

The Power of Positive Living

 

Philippians 2:1–5 NASB95

1 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, 2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.

 

Background:

 

•     Paul wrote Philippians while:

 

1. In  _________

2. Experienced  ____________

3. Had lots of  ___________

4. Yet he wrote one of the most  __________  letters in the Bible          during that time.

 

Main Truth:

 

•      __________  living comes from thinking and acting like Jesus          Christ. (v. 2)

•    Four Decisions you must make to experience Christ’s Power for          living:

 

1. I must put  __________  before ego.

 

E  ___
G  ___
O  ___

 

Isaiah 66:2 NASB95

2 “For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord. “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.

 

2.  I must put  __________ before possessions.

 

The world tells you importance comes from:

___________

___________

___________

 

Luke 9:48 NASB95

48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.

 

3.  I must choose to  __________  others. (v. 4)

 

Matthew 23:11 NASB95

 

11 “But the greatest among you shall be your servant.

 

4.  I must place  _____________  above conformity to the world.

 

Commitment Challenges:

 

I will pray for Easter weekend services to have a big impact on our community.
I will fill eggs.
I will pray for people to get saved over the Lenten season.
I will choose a place of service on Sundays.
I will invite people to join us for this series.

 

Next Week: The Power of Positive Relationships