Sunday, February 04, 2018

Philippians 2

Theo = God 
Ology = study
Pastor Donavan Friesen

Theology must be worked out. Like getting to know someone. You have to live with someone to get to know them.
Dating is a good thing to get to know someone. Disassociate the characteristic from the person. 
What are the attributes you are looking for? Characteristics. 
Run after Jesus. Grab the woman running alongside you. She has the same values. 

We think we have to guard the doctrine of God. We need to explore God. 
Calvinists defend Calvinism. Allow me to explore truth. 
Once saved always saved. There will be a great falling away. What does that mean for Calvinists? We need to explore.

Making friends with JWs. They are hungry to know the Truth. We need to meet with truth seekers. 

Give them a modern version of the Bible. 

Evolution can't be discussed in the public square. They say God doesn't exist so therefore evolution must be truth.

PM came. The right to abort is based on a lie that the life does not begin until after birth. The mother's right is considered superior. 

Let's suppose it's just a fetus. If she has a male baby she has 4 legs and arms and a penis. Therefore you could rip any one part off and consider it OK. 

Our constitution has freedom of religion. You have the right to proselytize peacefully. 
Freedom lets the wrong ideas die off. 
It's against the constitution to have a government owned media. The CBC is illegal and unconstitutional. 
Jesus is the transformational God. 
Philippians was written from prison and Paul was filled with joy.
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort provided by love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any affection or mercy,  complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose. You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had,  who though he existed in the form of God  did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped,
Philippians 2:1‭-‬2‭, ‬5‭-‬6 NET

Therefore as you have always obeyed as mature Christians work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Don't be stupid. Work it out.

God I want to do it in Christ. Shine as lights in the world. Live full on. Even if I have to die for you it's worth it. Keep running. 

Close with it. We are creatures of habit. Change the daily default. We like to schedule. 

What adjustment do you have to make? To avoid the midlife crisis?

The only thing I want in life is to be known for loving Christ to build His church
To love His bride
And make His name known far and wide
For this cause I live
For this cause I'd die
I surrender all
For the cause of Christ
All I once held dear
I will leave behind
For my joy is this
Oh the cause of Christ

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