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  • 1. PHILIPPIANS 3:10March 11, 2012FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHJACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
  • 2. GOING DEEPER with GOD CONFERENCELed by Dr. Greg FrizzellSunday, March 25 &Monday, March 26
  • 3. *On Sunday, March 25 ALLADULTS will meet inFellowship Hall East.*This will take the place ofour Sunday School class onMarch 25th at 9 am.
  • 4. Greg Frizzell said on page 73of his book: How to Developa Powerful Prayer Life “thatin 1981, God led him tobegin praying daily throughall nine fruit of the Spirit.
  • 5. To this day, he has neverfound anything that comesclose to the power of dailypraying these characterwords for his own spiritualgrowth.”
  • 6. "Praying For Our Jerusalem" Acts 1:8Praying For Our Jerusalem isa prayer effort by which weattempt to go into everyhome of our church family
  • 7. for the sole purpose ofpraying with the people inthat home.No gimmicks, no signing upfor something, just to pray.Prayer Warriors will visit in
  • 8. four homes and pray withour church families fromApril 1-30.*If you know someonewilling to serve as a PrayerWarrior, who is willing to go
  • 9. into 4 homes during April1-30 and pray with ourchurch families, pleasecall Trish Jenkins at (601) 949-1941or e-mail her at:
  • 10. BREATH OF LIFEA SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS FOR THOSE WITH A CHRONIC COUGH*TIME: 8 AM APRIL 15th*PLACE: ROOM E423
  • 11. Thank You for Servingbanquet to honor waiters &waitresses at: The South, 627 East Silas Brown Jackson, MS 39201Monday, April 23rd 6-8 pm
  • 12. MARK THE DATE. . . FRIEND DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 29th
  • 13. The MacArthur NewTestament Commentary,Copyright © Moody Pressand John MacArthur, Jr.,1983-2007.
  • 14. *Jamieson-Fausset-BrownBible Commentary*Barclays Daily Study Bible(NT)
  • 15. *J. Vernon McGeesThru The BibleWiersbe Expository Outlines
  • 16. Philippians 3:10
  • 17. 10“that I may know Himand the power of Hisresurrection and thefellowship of His sufferings,being conformed to Hisdeath;” Philippians 3:10
  • 18. “that I may know Him”:*Personally (intimately)*Powerfully (resurrection)*Passionately (sufferings)!
  • 19. It is Christs resurrectionpower that sanctifies us todefeat temptation & trials,to lead a holy life, andto fruitfully proclaim theGospel.
  • 20. Because we know Christ andhave had His righteousnessimputed on us, we havebeen given the Holy Spirit.*The same spiritual powerthat raised Jesus from the
  • 21. dead now enables us toaccomplish the work Godhad sent us to do.*The resurrection was and isthe greatest display ofChrists power! (Rom 1:16)
  • 22. Romans 1:1616 “ For I am not ashamedof the Gospel, for it is thepower of God for salvationto everyone who believes,”
  • 23. Acts 1:88 “ but you will receivepower when the Holy Spirithas come upon you; and youshall be My witnesses bothin Jerusalem, and in all
  • 24. Judea and Samaria, andeven to the remotest part ofthe earth.” Acts 1:8
  • 25. “that I may know Him”:*Personally (intimately)*Powerfully (resurrection)*Passionately (sufferings)!
  • 26. Philippians 3:10 c“and the fellowship of Hissufferings,”(know Him passionately).
  • 27. The deepest moments ofspiritual fellowship with theliving Christ are at times ofintense suffering;suffering drives us to Him.
  • 28. “If thou art willing to sufferno adversity, how wilt thoube the friend of Christ?” Thomas à Kempis
  • 29. “Self pity comes when youlose the intimacy withJesus.” Stefan Salmonsson
  • 30. Elisabeth Elliot:“Our vision is so limited wecan hardly imagine a lovethat does not show itself inprotection from suffering....The love of God did not
  • 31. protect His own Son....He will not necessarilyprotect us either - not fromanything it takes to make uslike His Son.A lot of hammering and
  • 32. chiseling and purifying byfire will have to go into theprocess.”Elisabeth ElliotElisabeth Elliots Website
  • 33. David Wilkerson:“Jesus didnt save you soyou could cruise to heavenin a luxury liner.He wants you to be useful inHis kingdom!
  • 34. The moment you got saved,He enrolled you in Hisschool - the school ofsuffering and affliction.”David WilkersonWorld Challenge,Inc. Online
  • 35. Paul Billheimer:“All born-again people are intraining for rulership.Since the supreme law ofthat future social order,called the kingdom of God,
  • 36. is agape love, thereforetheir apprenticeship andtraining is for the learning ofdeep dimensions of thislove.But deep dimensions of this
  • 37. love are only learned in theschool of suffering.Purity is one thing, andmaturity is another.The latter comes onlythrough years of suffering.
  • 38. If we suffer, we shall alsoreign - because where thereis little suffering, there islittle love; no suffering, nolove; no love, no rulership.” Paul Billheimer
  • 39. “If we suffer, we shall alsoreign with Him” 2 Timothy 2:12 KJV
  • 40. Lee Strobel:"The universe is a soulmaking machine, and partof that process is learning,maturing, and growingthrough difficult and
  • 41. challenging and painfulexperiences.The point of our lives in thisworld isnt comfort, buttraining and preparation foreternity." Lee Strobel
  • 42. Joy is not the absence ofsuffering.It is the presence of God.
  • 43. Joni Eareckson Tada"Programs, systems andmethods sit well in the ivorytowers of monasteries or inthe wooden arms of icons.Head knowledge comes
  • 44. from the pages of atheology text. But theinvitation to know God -truly know Him - is alwaysan invitation to suffer.Not to suffer alone, but to
  • 45. suffer with Him." Joni Eareckson Tada
  • 46. Joni Eareckson Tada:“Even though I have roughmoments in my wheelchair,for the most part I considermy paralysis a gift.Just as Jesus exchanged the
  • 47. meaning of the Cross from asymbol of torture to one ofhope and salvation, He givesme the grace to do the samewith my wheelchair.If a cross can become a
  • 48. blessing, so can awheelchair.The wheelchair, in a sense,is behind me now.The despair is over.There are now other crosses
  • 49. to bear, other "wheelchairs"in my life to be exchangedinto gifts.”Joni Eareckson TadaJoni and Friends
  • 50. "God loves you enough , trustsyou enough, to let afflictioncome into your life to seewhether you will exercise themuscles of faith while yourphysical muscles begin toatrophy." Rev. John Howe
  • 51. Vance Havner said that weneed:“to comfort the afflicted & to afflict the comfortable.”
  • 52. "There are no crown bearersin heaven that were notcross bearers on earth." Spurgeon
  • 53. C. S. Lewis:“Pain insists upon beingattended to.God whispers to us in ourpleasures, speaks in ourconscience, but shouts in
  • 54. our pains: it is Hismegaphone to rouse a deafworld.” C. S. Lewis
  • 55. Our problems areopportunities to discoverGod’s solutions.Unknown
  • 56. “You may never know thatJesus is all you need, untilJesus is all you have.” Corrie Ten Boom
  • 57. Sadhu Sundar Singh:“Should pain and suffering,sorrow, and grief, rise uplike clouds and overshadowfor a time the Sun ofRighteousness and hide Him
  • 58. from your view, do not bedismayed, for in the end thiscloud of woe will descend asshowers of blessing on yourhead, and the Sun ofRighteousness rise upon you
  • 59. to set no more for ever.”Sadhu Sundar SinghShort BiographyMalachi 4:2
  • 60. C. S. Lewis:“The great thing withunhappy times is to takethem bit by bit, hour byhour, like an illness.It is seldom the present, the
  • 61. exact present, that isunbearable.” C. S. Lewis
  • 62. “God never gives strengthfor tomorrow, or for thenext hour, but only for thestrain of the minute.”Oswald ChambersMy Utmost for His Highest
  • 63. Walter A. Maier:“This is the purpose of painfor the redeemed: it is oneof your Fathers ways ofspeaking to you; it is theevidence of His limitless
  • 64. love, by which He woulddraw you farther from eviland closer to Him, the divineremedy which can cure youof pride and help you leanmore trustingly on the
  • 65. Lord.” Walter A. Maier
  • 66. Peter Marshall:“It is a fact of Christianexperience that life is aseries of troughs and peaks.In His efforts to getpermanent possession of a
  • 67. soul, God relies on thetroughs more than thepeaks. And some of hisspecial favourites have gonethrough longer and deepertroughs than anyone else.”
  • 68. Sadhu Sundar Singh:“During an earthquake itsometimes happens thatfresh springs break out indry places with water whichquickens the land so that
  • 69. plants can grow. In the sameway the shatteringexperiences of suffering cancause the living water towell up in a human heart.” Sadhu Sundar Singh
  • 70. Brother Lawrence:“The sorest afflictions neverappear intolerable, exceptwhen we see them in thewrong light: when we seethem in the hand of God,
  • 71. Who dispenses them; whenwe know that it is our lovingFather Who abases anddistresses us; our sufferingswill lose their bitterness andbecome even a matter of
  • 72. consolation.” Brother Lawrence
  • 73. Billy Graham:“Even if we may not alwaysunderstand why God allowscertain things to happen tous, we can know He is ableto bring good out of evil,
  • 74. and triumph out ofsuffering.”Billy GrahamBilly Graham Organization
  • 75. Peter Kreeft:“The greatest Christians inhistory seem to say thattheir sufferings ended upbringing them the closest toGod - so this is the best
  • 76. thing that could happen, notthe worst.” Peter Kreeft Website

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