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October 19, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Oct 20 at 12:30pm

Philippians | Week 3

Philippians 1:18-23

1. Walking through choices with joy (Philippians 1:18-19)

If left to ourselves, the natural choices are:

1) Despondency – I’m not in control and I’m helpless;

2) Frustration – I’m not in control and I’m angry; and

3) Paralyzed – I’m not in control, I don’t know what to do and I’m afraid.

Romans 15:30

Prayer connects our weakness to the power of the Spirit.

2. Seeing the conclusion with a new perspective (Philippians 1:20-21)

As I lay in my bed in Liberia for the following nine days, getting sicker and weaker each day, I prayed that God would help me to be faithful even in my illness, and I prayed that in my life or in my death, He would be glorified. – Dr. Kent Brantly, Samaritan’s Purse

To live is Christ, To die is gain.

3. Choosing for the sake of others (Philippians 1:22-26)