Staying Positive Under Pressure Because Of The Lordship Of Jesus by Rick Ferguson

Rick E. Ferguson

Philippians 2:5-11

Our study through the book of Philippians has brought
us to a passage that I believe is the pinnacle of all Holy
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
all Scripture is inerrant and infallible,
all Scripture is profitable:

But the Scripture we're going to read tonight has to be
one of the most majestic, moving passages of the whole

If someone were to come to me and say they are
taking the Bible and I can only keep a small pericope
of Scripture, this would be the pericope I would keep.
It is my favorite passage of Scripture in all the wonderful
Word of God.

Paul wrote the words we are about to read, under
the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, while he was an abused
prisoner in Rome (awaiting trial before Nero). Isn't it
phenomenal how God used what must have been the }
lowest_point in Paul's ministry to breathe through Paul
ILQ .highest, holiest words ever pinned?

Though facing very bleak and discouraging circumstances,
Paul was able to stay positive under pressure because
he recognized the lordship of Jesus Christ.

Paul stayed positive under pressure because he knew
who was in control.

Paul stayed positive under pressure because he knew
Christ was on His throne.

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Paul stayed positive under pressure because he knew
Jesus was is, and always will be the sovereign, supreme
king of kings and Lord of lords.

I'm telling you, folks, as long as Jesus is on the throne
we have every reason to stay positive and optomi ...

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