Building a Life for God's Glory (3 of 16) by Jim Perdue

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Building a Life for God's Glory (3 of 16)
Series: Philippians
Jim Perdue
Philippians 1:9-11

*When Stephanie and I moved to North Georgia to begin our ministry there, we purchased a home in a neighborhood that was under construction. It was so neat to watch the house come out of the ground from the very beginning stages. I can remember walking the lot and trying to envision where the house would be and what it would look like. I can remember watching them push dirt on the lot and begin to grade the land. I can remember them pouring the basement and the foundation. Then the studs went up, the siding went on, the shingles went on and the sheetrock went up. And before long, it really looked like a house. As it neared completion, you could see a little bit more of the big picture every day. And I can remember when we looked at the plans in the beginning and then we saw a completed product.*

Here in this passage, Paul writes about a different kind of building project; he speaks of building your life for God's glory. Paul has just communicated to the believers at Philippi how much he loved and cared for them. He shows that love by praying for them. READ TEXT

He begins this passage by saying, ''and this I pray…'' You see, it's this simple, when you love someone, you will pray for them. Your love for them drives you to do so because you want to see God's best for them.

Through his prayer, Paul begins to tell the Philippians how they can build a life for God's glory. I'm thankful he does, because this is something we need to know as well. How can we construct our lives so that they will bring glory and honor to God. Through this passage, we see several guidelines that we must follow in order to build our lives for the glory of God.

Love is the foundation- 9


''And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment…'' Love is the chief cornerstone and foundation of the Christian life. It is the sup ...

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