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Sermon - 1 December 2013

Sermon - 1 December 2013
by Bruce McCallum

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    • A LIFE WORTH LIVING EXHORTATIONS (encouragements, urgings, appeals)
    • 1. Be agreeable Philippians 4:2 (NIV) 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord.
    • Romans 12:18 (NIV) 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
    • 2. Be joy filled Philippians 4:4 (NIV) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! "Joy is the serious business of Heaven." C. S. Lewis
    • 3. Be alert to your thought life Philippians 4:8 (NIV) 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (MSG) 8 Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious —the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
    • Ella
    • • • • • • • • • True Noble Right Pure Lovely, beautiful Admirable Excellent, the best Things to praise • • • • • • • • Lies, fear, anxiety Unprincipled Wrong, where’s God now Impure, lust filled Ugly, I’m useless Unworthy Believe the worst Things to curse, negative thinking
    • Proverbs 23:7 (GNT) 7 “… What he thinks is what he really is.
    • 4. Be content - whatever the circumstances Philippians 4:11-12 (NIV) 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
    • Contentment 1. Give thanks in all things. 2. Trust God - Rom 8:28) 3. Be satisfied with what you have and who you are – 1 Tim 6:6-8 4. Live above life's circumstances. - 2 Cor 12:9-10 5. Become preoccupied with others - Prov. 11:24-5
    • 5. Be close and intimate with God Philippians 4:13 (NIV) 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    • 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    • 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I CAN do everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can DO everything through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do EVERYTHING through him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything THROUGH him who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through HIM who gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him WHO gives me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who GIVES me strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives ME strength. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me STRENGTH.
    • Be agreeable Be joy-filled Be alert to your thought life Be content Be close & intimate with God