Be Stable in Your Faith! (5 of 10) by David Cawston
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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...
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:
Today's Memory Verse
13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence
Wherever the word "Therefore" is used the writer refers back to what has already been said.
* Therefore since it is God's plan for you to grow (Phil 1:1-11 NIV)
* and He wants you to keep a victorious attitude in everything(Phil 1:12-21)
* and His purpose is working in you(Phil 1:22-30 NIV)
* And you need to take on the mindset of Christ and serve and God will exalt you (Phil 2:1-11 NIV)
Paul is saying to them not to be hypocritical.
A hypocrite is someone who feels repentant on Sunday for something he did on Saturday and intends to do again on Monday.
As you obeyed when I was with you, you need to not do it for me, but you should try harder with my absence because I am not there to hold you accountable.
Obey even more....
Obey the teachings that you have received.
Don't be just hearers of the word but doers.
This was a prevalent teaching among the apostles.
James said in James 1:22-25
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word ...
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