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I Can - Makes A Great Man (14 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey
If you have your Bibles today, I invite you to turn with me to Philippians 4:13 as we look at the subject, "I Can - Makes a Great Man." Paul said this from the prison in Rome to the church at Philippi.
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Now this is a passage of Scripture, which I believe is one of the most wonderful in the Bible. One of the greatest statements ever made. And as you look at this passage in the amplified Bible you see some wonderful things as the Amplified Bible expands this passage and helps us to understand exactly what the Greek language says. It says, "I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me." I am ready for anything and equal to anything for Him who infuses inner-strength into me. That is I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency.
Now I hope this verse of Scripture, which is a stick of dynamite, will go off in your heart this morning and that you will never be the same after seeing what it really says to your life. And I want to break it down and I want us to open it and I am going to ask the Holy Spirit of God just to take it and apply it to your life and help you to understand and to see what this passage of Scripture really means. And I hope you understand that not only Paul from his prison, but you from your prison and me from my prison, all of us have various prisons, can say this passage of Scripture and make it true about our lives, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
I. THE EXPLANATION OF THIS PASSAGE
First of all the explanation of this passage. What did Paul mean when he said I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me? There is a fellow who became a new Christian and he was reading his Bible in Philippians 4:13, and it ended down at the bottom of the page like this, I can do all things. And he said man Paul the apost ...
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