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04 April 29, 2012 Philippians, Chapter 3 Verse 20

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04 April 29, 2012 Philippians, Chapter 3 Verse 20

  1. 1. PHILIPPIANSCHAPTER 3Verse 20April 29, 2012FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPIFRIEND DAY
  2. 2. Isaiah 11:66 “And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the younggoat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy willlead them. Isaiah 11:6Until Isaiah 11:6 is fulfilled we must be aware of wolfs in sheeps clothing.
  3. 3. Thank you for serving at the: Thank You for Serving BanquetWaiter and waitress comes from the word “wait” which means: serving based onwhat you know needs to be done."Praying For Our Jerusalem" Acts 1:8 Praying For Our Jerusalem is a prayer effort by which we attempt to go into every home of our church family for the sole purpose of praying with the people in that home. No gimmicks, no signing up for something, just to pray. Prayer Warriors will visit up to four homes and pray with our church family from April 1-30.BREATH OF LIFEWhat: A Sunday School Class for those with a chronic cough.When: Sundays @ 8 a.m.Where: At FBCJ in the Chapel Parlor
  4. 4. Sunday School Lesson!Commentaries Consulted:  The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, Copyright © Moody Press and John MacArthur, Jr., 1983-2007  New American Standard Bible (NASB)Philippians 3:20“For our citizenship is in Heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the LordJesus Christ;”Isaiah 40:3131 “Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up withwings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not becomeweary.” Isaiah 40:31 (the major message of this passage is about strength)The literal meaning of the Hebrew word qavah (wait) is: “to bind together like a cord”
  5. 5. Now imagine that One of those strands in the rope is Unbreakable!That One would be none other than Jesus Christ!So our strength comes through being united with Christ.“I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13Insecurity = building your life around someone or something that can be taken awayfrom you.Women – beautyMen - jobSecurity = building your life around SomeOne or something that can never be takenaway from you.JESUS CHRIST!  When a rope is not being used, what is it doing? 1. The rope is “waiting.”  It “waits” for its Owner to put it to use.When a rope lifts or pulls a load, it stretches a little while it is working.As it stretches, the individual strands are pulled closer together.
  6. 6. While this “stress” is on the rope, the individual strands are pulled closer together,closer to the Unbreakable One - to lift or to pull the load.The figurative definition of the word “qavah” is: “to hope, to expect.”The figurative meaning of “qavah” conveys anticipation.It is the same type of waiting that a little girl does when told that her Granddaddybuilt her a playhouse and is coming to pick her up and take her to play in it for thefirst time!So she stares out of the window expectantly anticipating the arrival of the One wholoves her.Marriage of the LambRevelation 19:7-87 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lambhas come and His bride has made herself ready.8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen isthe righteous acts of the saints.”
  7. 7. Philippians 3:2020 “For our citizenship is in Heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, theLord Jesus Christ;”We are not waiting for an event but for a Person!So while we are waiting, we are to entwine our lives around His life!  The hope of Christs return provides us with:1) motivation2) accountability and3) securityIn His promise to come back there is positive motivation to be found faithful when Hereturns to reward believers; to be accountable to God for living lives that produceworks (eternal, good fruit) that survive the fire.  People don’t do what you expect, they do what you inspect. (Fruit Inspector)
  8. 8. John 15:5“If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;”1 Corinthians 3:6-156 “I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.7 So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but GodWho causes the growth.8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own
  9. 9. reward according to his own labor.9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder Ilaid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful howhe builds on it.11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is JesusChrist.12 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood,hay, straw,13 each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to berevealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.14 If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.15 If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yetso as through fire.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-15Revelation 22:12"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every manaccording to what he has done.” Revelation 22:123 things going to Heaven:1) God’s Word (Isaiah 40:8)2) Some people (1 John 5:13)3) Some of our works (1 Corinthians 3:13-14)3 things going to Heaven:1) God’s Word (Isa 40:8)2) Some people (1 John 5:13)3) Some of our works (1 Corinthians 3:13-14)1 John 5:1313 “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, sothat you may know that you have eternal life.”
  10. 10. 3 things going to Heaven:1) God’s Word (Isa 40:8)2) Some people (1 John 5:13)3) Some of our works (1 Corinthians 3:13-14)1 Corinthians 3:12-1512 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood,hay, straw,13 each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to berevealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.14 If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward.15 If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yetso as through fire.” 1 Corinthians 3:12-15Your gold, silver, and costly stones are works done for the glory of God, with the rightmotive, and in dependence upon the power of the Holy Spirit.Lasting works are done:1) for the glory of God,2) with the right motive, and3) in dependence upon the power of the Holy Spirit
  11. 11. 2 Corinthians 5:1010 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one maybe recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whethergood or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10The "judgment seat" before which all believers will one day stand is the Greek bema,a tribunal.Romans 14:102 Corinthians 5:10Bema is a Greek term meaning "judgment seat." In the city of Corinth, a stoneplatform was constructed to support the bema seat (judgment seat) of the localofficials. The seat was used to give out awards to athletes for their competitiveperformances (usually a crown wreath of leaves), but also to address legal chargesbrought against individuals.
  12. 12. Acts 18:1212 “But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose upagainst Paul and brought him before the judgment seat (bema),” Acts 18:12Romans 14:1010 “But you, why do you judge your brother? For we will all stand before thejudgment seat of God.” Romans 14:10Paul explains to us that this is where the Christian will receive an evaluation for worksdone in the body, whether good or bad.The Judgment Seat of Christ is not to be confused with The Great White ThroneJudgment.
  13. 13. Paul wanted the Lords highest reward because that would be the most pleasing tothe Lord, and would most graphically demonstrate his grateful love.

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