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Philippians - One (3 of 5)
Series: A Study on Philippians
Dr. Fred Lowery
Philippians 1:27, 2:1-11
September 4, 2011
It was in a 3rd grade classroom that a little boy had an accident and looked down and saw his pants were wet and a puddle in front of him and he was horror stricken. He knew that the guys would humiliate him and that the girls would never speak to him as long as he lived. He cried out to God, "God, this is an emergency. I don't know how you can help me but You got to help me. As he raised up from that prayer the teacher was coming toward him and he could tell in her eyes that she had discovered what had happened. But then at the same time Susie was coming the other direction and had a goldfish bowl of water and she collided with the teacher and spilled that water into his lap and he was saying, "Thank you, Lord, thank you, Lord, thank you, Lord. He tried to show anger at the water being dumped on him but in his heart he was so grateful and at the end of the day they were standing in line for the bus and he saw Susie and he said, "Susie, did you do that on purpose?" She said I wet my pants once too. That's the way God wants you and me to respond to other people; to look out for the interest; put others interest ahead of your own. See, she got the ridicule because she knew what it was like to be there.
What one thing could you do that would bring Jesus happiness? What one thing could you do more than anything else that would complete the joy of Jesus Christ? I mean, I think all of you would like to make Jesus happy; to complete His joy. So, what one thing could you do? Remember the first sermon, the word was "JOY" and then last week, "LIVE" and today, "ONE". So, what's the one thing to make Jesus happy? You may be surprised. But Jesus said if you want to complete My joy; if you want to give me ultimate joy, then the one thing that I want you to do is be ONE with one another; to be one with one another; to have unity; to have harmony. Because ...
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