Life Is Not Just About You (4 of 10) by David Cawston

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Life Is Not Just About You (4 of 10)
David Cawston
Philippians 2:1-11

Memory Verse: Phil. 1:6 - Growing is God's Plan
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. NIV

Memory Verse: Phil.1:21 - Keep a victorious attitude!
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. NIV

Memory Verse Phil. 1:22 - As Long as I live I have a purpose
22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me...

Today's Memory Verse Phil 2:5 - Life is not just about you...
Phil 2: 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Introduction:
Our world is occupies with the cult of Self. That self-centeredness is a world-wide phenomenon of human experience is evident from the rich variety of words in our language which are compounded with 'self'. There are more than fifty which have a pejorative meaning- words like
self-applause, self-absorption, self-assertion, self-advertisement, self-indulgence, self-gratification, self-glorification, self-pity, self-importance, self-interest and self-will. Go to Barnes and Noble and look up the section of Self-help etc.

In our world philosophy today we are brainwashed into thinking very much about ourselves.
Life Depends on Me!
There is a scary thought!
Sometimes I can't even remember what I went into the other room for, never mind the issues of life.
I can do anything if I set my mind to it!
He who says, "I'm a self-made man," simply demonstrates the horror of unskilled labor.
I am the master of my own fate!
To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell. --Thomas Merton

We believe this philosophy so much that we have lost consciousness about our neighbor and sometimes even our family and most certainly God! Janet Downes thinks she has found the secret for a happy marriage: she's marrying herself on her forti ...


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