November 16, 2014 Sermon Notes
Philippians | Week 7
Our greatest desire is to be known. But likewise our greatest fear is to be known. – Jeff Patton
So what’s at stake is the gospel being passed on and lived out.
1. Relationships require life-on-life intentional investment.
The fatal flaw of human wisdom is that it promises that you can change your relationships without needing to change yourself. – Paul David Tripp
2. Relationships reproduce the life of Christ in me and others.
Paul calls on the church to imitate him as he imitates Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:1 | Be imitators of me as I am of Christ.
Christlikeness is self-interest, self-comfort, and self-focus aside for the sake of God working in others.
“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” – C.S. Lewis
3. Relationships bring enrichment and endurance to our walk with God.
To find a mentor | Whom do I learn from and respect, want to be more like?
To find someone to train | Whom is dealing with things in life God has brought me through?
To find an encourager | Whom do I identify with in my season of life, is walking a similar road?