VISION & VALUES III 2017
PHILIPPIANS 1:3-11 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
WE ARE DESIGNED TO WANT MORE
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST MATTHEW 5:6
SEEK FIRST AND ALL THESE THINGS ARE ADDED MATTHEW 6:33
ASK SEEK KNOCK MATTHEW 7:7
HEBREWS 11:6 without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
THE FATHER - REWARDS PARTICIPATION
BELIEVE - JOHN 3:16
PARTICIPATION IS VALUABLE
PHILLIPIANS 1:5-6 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
PARTNER > PARTICIPANT
PARTICIPANTS ARE INTERESTED, PARTNERS ARE INVESTED
1 an owner of shares in a company. a person who owns shares in a company and therefore gets part of the company's profits and the right to vote on how the company is controlled:
PHILIPPIANS 4:14-2014 Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.
SHARE IN THE STRUGGLE
15 As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this.
BEING A PARTNER IS BEING WILLING TO DO WHAT NO ONE ELSE WILL
16 Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once.
PARTNERSHIP IS NOT A ONE TIME THING
BEING A PARTNER IS BEING FULLY INVESTED
17 I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness. 18 At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
SHARE IN THE STRUGGLE/PARTNER IN THE PROMISE
PARTNERSHIP PROMIES PROSPERITY
20 Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.
ME - YOU - US
IF YOU CAN’T GO, GIVE
IF YOU CAN’T GIVE, SERVE
IF YOU CAN’T SERVE, PRAY