Philippians 2:5-11 – Christ our example

My teaching notes for Wednesday night, Oct. 13th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the teaching. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook at Tabernacle Facebook Page We also provide the services through YouTube later on Wednesday evening at TAB YouTube

Philippians 2:5-11

INTRO

  • The previous verses were an exhortation for humility and unity.
  • These verses are the example of humility seen in Christ
  • Some view this passage as an hymn of the early church that Paul incorporated into his letter
  • We can live out the humble life because Christ has… and we are in HIM
  • JESUS, OUR ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY

5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Have this mind v. 5

  • Have the same attitude as Christ
    • John 13:12-17
    • YOURS IN Christ Jesus

PREEXISTENCE

6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Form of God

  • Morphe – the essential form
  • The essence of His nature
  • Continuance state. Unchanging

Did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped

  • Jesus did not cling to His position

INCARNATION

7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

He emptied Himself

  • Kenosis
    • He did not empty himself of His deity.  HE DID NOT BECOME LESS GOD
    • He added humanity

CRUCIFIXTION

8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Took the form of a servant

  • THIS IS HOW HE EMPTIED HIMSELF
    • Taking…adding.  Added to His nature as God.

He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross

  • Death on the cross.  For our sins.

RESURRECTION AND EXALTATION

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 Fath

God exalted Him

  • His new identity as the redeemer
    • Ransom has been paid…IT IS FINISHED

Bestowed upon Him the name above every name

  • Jesus – Savior
  • Lord – authoritative, ruling

Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess

  • Bowing to His sovereignty
  • Every knee…Everyone and Everywhere
  • Confess – Acknowledge, affirm, agree

Jesus in Lord, to the glory of God the Father


CONCLUSION

What a glorious picture of Christ!

  • He life, death, and exaltation

What a great example of humility

My goal should be:

Total dedication to Him

  • To His Lordship

Total denial of self

  • LIVE FOR HIM
  • LIVE FOR OTHERS

Acts 2:47; Acts 6:1-7; Acts 9:31 – “The Lord’s Plan for Growing His Church

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Oct 10th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook at Tabernacle Facebook Page We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon at TAB YouTube

Acts 2:47; Acts 6:1-7; Acts 9:31

INTRO:

  • Think about the previous messages.
    • The Greatness of God’s Word
    • Importance of Sound Doctrine
    • The Gospel – Believing in it and sharing it
    • Our Relationship with God – Worshiping God
    • Our Relationship with Others – Serving others
  • Today…Church Growth.
  • The typical question.  How will we grow the church?
  • The better question. How will HE grow HIS church?

Acts 2:42–47[42] And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. [43] And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. [44] And all who believed were together and had all things in common. [45] And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. [46] And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, [47] praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Their Practice

  • Devotion to the Word
  • Fellowship within the body
  • Common purpose & unity
  • Worshiping the Lord

God’s Blessings

  • Found favor with all people
  • The Lord added day by day

Acts 6:1–7[1] Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. [2] And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. [3] Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. [4] But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” [5] And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. [6] These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.

[7] And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. (ESV)

Their Practice

  • Set in order their structure and leadership for ministry.
  • Serving one another was of great importance
  • Prioritized the preaching of the Word and prayer

God’s Blessings

  • The Word increased & spread
  • Disciples grew
  • People were converted.

Acts 9:31So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

Their Practice

  • Persecution led to purpose
  • A Church of peace and purpose
  • Walking in fear
  • Walking in the comfort of Spirit

God’s Blessings

  • It multiplied

God’s Strategy for Tabernacle

Keep the Word Central

  • Keep the Gospel the Gospel
  • Never compromise the truth of Scripture
  • Proclaim the Word. Minister the Word
  • Believe it, Trust in it, and Proclaim it – LIVE IT OUT
  • Let the Word dictate all we do as HIS CHURCH

People will change

  • Do not expect anything but biblical change
  • The Lord will add
  • The power of the Gospel – Rom. 1:16

Belonging to the church body is crucial

  • The body was marked by peace
  • The body loved and cared for one another
  • The body walked in fear
  • The body was growing spiritually
  • The body was sending out

God is still on His throne

  • Remember… GOD IS All powerful, All wise, and All loving God
  • He will prevail mightily
  • Therefore, we can be bold and confident
  • The key is staying true to His Plan (not ours)

Join God in what He is doing

  • Invest – In people, In your community
  • Influence – Share the truth of the Gospel. Bible Truth
  • Invite – To know Christ. To be part of the Church Body/Family.

1 Peter 4:7-11 – Serve one another

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Oct 3rd. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook at Tabernacle Facebook Page We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon at TAB YouTube

1 Peter 4:7-11

7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.9Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

INTRO:

  • We are focusing on our relationships
    • Last week – GOD – Our Worship
    • This week – OTHERS – Our Ministry (as we worship God)
  • Each believer has a purpose.
    • Worship God
    • Live a life that glorifies God
    • MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OTHERS…FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
  • Some of us are so busy doing the good things we forget the best thing.
  • I have learned and am learning that when I keep my focus on the best thing, then the good things have more meaning.

Consider Your Life – v. 7

Do I live as if Jesus Christ is Lord of my Life?

Do I live as if I understand my purpose in life?

Do I live as if I long for His return?

The end of all things is at hand

  • Timeline of redemptive history.
  • The return of the Lord is next.
  • IS AT HAND – TODAY

THEREFORE:

Be Self-Controlled

  • Sound judgment

Be Sober-Minded

  • Spiritually alert

Believe right – Live right

For the sake or your prayers

  • My relationship with God
  • Which impacts my life
    • My decisions, leadership, purpose

Treat others as Christ has treated you – vv. 8-9

Above ALL keep loving others earnestly

  • Pre-eminent love
  • Continuing love
  • Forgiving love
  • Unconditional love

Ephesians 4:32-5:2 – [32] Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. [1] Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. [2] And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (ESV)

Love covers a multitude of sins

  • Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (ESV)

Show Hospitality without Grumbling

  • Doing good for others at our expense.
  • Time, Talents or Treasures
  • Grumbling – Muttering under our breath
  • Opposite of cheerfulness

Focus on giving rather than receiving – vv. 10-11

Good Stewards

  • God has given to us.  We are responsible

Varied Grace

  • Each unique gifted… BY GOD

Speaks

  • Preaching and Teaching

Serves

  • Acts of service.

IN EVERYTHING WE SAY AND DO… GOD MAY BE GLORIFIED (last week)

1 Chronicles 29:10-19 – The Greatness and Glory of God

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Sept 26th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook at Tabernacle Facebook Page We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon at TAB YouTube

1 Chronicles 29:10-19

INTRO THOUGHTS:

  • Over the next 2 weeks… the importance of our relationships within the body of Christ.
  • Today. OUR REALTIONSHIP WITH GOD. OUR WORSHIP OF GOD
  • Who is God? How do we view Him? What is He doing?
  • The good ole man upstairs…(weather story)
  • When we view God right then….
    • We view us right
    • We view others right
    • We view our church right
    • We view our purpose and meaning right
    • We view or ministry and mission right
  • We cannot separate God from the God we see so clearly taught in Scripture
    • We do this more than you would think

Articles and Resources on God’s Sovereignty – https://pastorjonbeck.com/2021/09/24/the-greatness-and-glory-of-god/

God – Who He Is – vv.10-12

God is eternal – v. 10

Forever and Ever

  • Psalm 90:2 – Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
God is Sovereign – vv. 11-12

Yours, O LORD

  • Is the greatness, power, glory, victory, & majesty.
  • For all that is in the heavens and the earth are His.

Yours is the kingdom, O LORD

  • He is exalted as head above all
  • Both riches and honor come from Him
  • He rules overall.
  • In His hand is power and might
  • In His hand it is to make great and give strength

God’s sovereignty speaks of His:

  • His Rule and Reign over His creation
  • His Authority – His right to rule
  • His Possession – He is creator! God rules that which is His.

God and His perfect will

Proverbs 21:1 – The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.

Genesis 50:19–20 – But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? [20] As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

  • God is working behind the scenes
  • He is working to accomplish His purpose…GOD HAS A PLAN

THOUGHTS:

He is either God or not.

  • What does Scripture clearly teach? (read the Psalms)

He is either God all the time or not.

  • Our theology should not be based on convenience.

“God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about.”

“Prayer assumes the sovereignty of God. If God is not sovereign, we have no assurance that He is able to answer our prayers. Our prayers would become nothing more than wishes. But while God’s sovereignty, along with His wisdom and love, is the foundation of our trust in Him, prayer is the expression of trust.”

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Our view of God will greatly impact our life for God

His People – How One Should Respond –- vv. 13-19

And know we thank you our God, and bless your glorious name. – v. 13

Living a love of worship and devotion is the natural response to understanding the greatness and glory of God

Servants – v.14
  • Received from Him
  • Given to Him
Sojourners – v. 15
  • Passing though
  • Life as a shadow… passing
  • Following His will and way
Saints – set apart to worship Him – vv. 16-19
  • Our Heart – Who we really are
    • New Creation. Born Again.
  •  Leads to a life of Uprightness
  • Results in Joyously worship/giving