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December 14, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Dec 15 at 12:26pm

Philippians | Week 10

Philippians 4:4-9

1. Be rooted in Christ not swayed by your circumstances (Philippians 4:4)

Rejoice – a choice to trust Christ because he is in control.

Worry – a choice to distrust Christ when I have lost control.

Colossians 1:16-17

Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, condenses worry to these things: what I look like, what people think of me, will I have enough, and what will happen in the future.

2. Bring worry to God (Philippians 4:6-7)

The energy and time and thought spent in worrying should be invested in praying.

Prayer is measured by weight not by length – C.H. Spurgeon.

Thanksgiving moves us from prayers of faithless desperation to faith-filled dependency.

Worry looks at God through circumstances. Peace looks at circumstances through God – Adrian Rogers

The answer to prayer is often a changed perspective – heart and mind – not a changed circumstance.

3. Cultivate and imitate Christ-like thoughts and practices (Philippians 4:8-9)

Direct line between what we fill our minds with and what we choose to believe and practice.

Direct line between what we watch and what we do.