How to Get a Life (9 of 20) by Chuck McAlister

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How to Get a Life (9 of 20)
Series: STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY: PHILIPPIANS
Dr. Chuck McAlister
Philippians 2:5-11

INTRO:

(A) .... Series .... STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY (the journey of life) .... study the book of Philippians.
1- Bible says .... Neh. 8:10 "... the joy of the Lord is your strength."
2- Paul had strength for the journey .... because he knew the joy of the Lord .... regardless of his situation.
a- Under house arrest .... chained to 2 Roman guards ... 24/7 .... waiting to appear before Nero -- the emperor who hated Christians.
b- Paul's joy grew out of his personal relationship with Jesus .... which brought Paul: His purpose In Life (Ch.1) .... and His Pattern For Life (Ch. 2)
c- Unity is a key ingredient in being fulfilled in life .... Humility creates this unity according to 2:1-4 .... and Jesus is the pattern of humility who demonstrates for us how we can have a meaningful life.
* READ TEXT .... a hymn in the early church.

-- A recent survey stated: 36% of all Americans say that are "searching for meaning in life"
(George Barna-- 1998)

(B) I recently logged onto a web site called "The Meaning of Life".... where people log on ....
write in what they think life means -- pooling it with other opinions.
.... 22,320 people had logged on to the site sharing and searching for the meaning of life.
1- Here are a few I read:
a- Martindale: "... there is no true meaning of life .... all I can say is there is nothing to prove that (God) he/she exists."

b- Peter: "... (life) was a chain of events leading up to the evolution of man."
c- Sopho: "... The meaning of life is death ..."
d- Margaret: "... The meaning to our existence is how we understand ..."
e- James: "... Change (is) the meaning of life .... So there is no point in living at all."
f- Dorothy: "... Who know? Just live."
g- Anthony: "... the meaning of life is simply tha ...


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