Remarkable People

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Sermon - 13 October 2013
by Bruce McCallum

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Remarkable People

  1. 1. Philippians 1:1-2 (NRSV) 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:1-2 (MSG) 1 Paul and Timothy, both of us committed servants of Christ Jesus, write this letter to all the Christians in Philippi, pastors and ministers included. 2 We greet you with the grace and peace that comes from God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ.
  2. 2. Acts 17:26 (NIV) 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.
  3. 3. “Paul and Timothy” 1 Corinthians 4:15 (NKJV) 15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers …
  4. 4. Acts 16:14 (ESV) 14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.
  5. 5. Acts 16:15 (NIV) 15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. "If you consider me a believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.
  6. 6. Acts 16:16-18 (NIV) 16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling ….. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.
  7. 7. Acts 16:29-30 (NIV) 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
  8. 8. Matthew 4:17 (NIV) 17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.“
  9. 9. Ephesians 2:19 (TLB) 19 Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.
  10. 10. John 13:35 (NIV) 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.“ John 13:35 (TLB) 35 Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples.“ John 13:35 (NJB) 35 It is by your love for one another, that everyone will recognise you as my disciples.
  11. 11. "I don’t need a Church" is nonsense. You can’t love Christ & not his Body, the King &not his Kingdom, the Father & not his Family Telling Jesus "I love u but don’t need your church" is like telling your wife "I love u but don’t need your Body. Fake love.” There are two things we cannot do alone. One is to be married; the other is to be a Christian. "A follower of Jesus disconnected from a local church family is an orphan."
  12. 12. “To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons”
  13. 13. Acts 28:30-31 (NIV) 30 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

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