Sermons

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November 23, 2014

Topic: Sermon Passage: Philippians 1:3–1:11

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Philippians 1:3-11

GRATITUDE
Philippians 1:3

1 Timothy 1:12: “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service.”

JOY
Philippians 1:4

Philippians 1:5, 7

ASSURANCE
Philippians 1:6

That God’s WORD is SUFFICIENT
That God’s CHURCH is INDESTRUCTIBLE
That God’s GOSPEL is POWERFUL
That God’s PEOPLE are WONDERFUL
That God’s KINGDOM is UNCONQUERABLE
That God’s LOVE is ETERNAL

AFFECTION
Philippians 1:7-8

HOPE
(anticipation)
Philippians 1:9-11a

In LOVE: Philippians 1:9a
In KNOWLEDGE & DISCERNMENT: Philippians 1:9b
In RIGHTEOUSNESS: Philippians 1:10-11a

The BEST is YET to be
Our REDEMPTION will someday be REALIZED
Our REWARDS will someday be REVEALED
Our RIGHTEOUSNESS will someday REIGN

Ephesians 3:20-21

In 1989:
The first TEXT MESSAGE was sent;
One of America’s favorite QUOTES was “eat my shorts,” by Bart Simpson;
Mikhail Gorbachev was Time magazine’s “Man of the year;”
Pete Rose was exposed for GAMBLING on baseball games;
The BERLIN WALL came down;
The Exxon Valdez OIL SPILL occurred;
The mass PROTEST on Tiananmen Square was held;
The ENERGIZER BUNNY was first introduced;
The #1 rated TV program was “The Cosby Show;”
The #1 SONG on Billboard that late November was “Blame It on the Rain,” by Milli Vanilli.

In 1989:
Josh was in the 5th grade – now he’s 36, wife & 2 children;
Brandon was in the 8th grade – now 38, wife & daughter;
Judy & I had been married 18 years – since then, we’ve celebrated our 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, & 43rd wedding anniversaries here;

The population of Murfreesboro was approx. 55-60,000 – in 2012, 114,000;
Enrollment at MTSU was 14,136 – in 2014, 21,162.

Average SUNDAY SCHOOL attendance here was 235;
There were 9 total BAPTISMS;
Total MISSION expenditures were $61,158;
Total MEMBERSHIP was 848.

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Ps. 90:12)

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