Pastor Mark compares Philippians 2:5-11 with Revelation 5. When Jesus proves himself worthy to open the scroll, all of nature worships him, and he receives the glory prophesied in Philippians 2:9-11. We also, should give him all the glory today, in anticipation of these thrilling events.
During the 40 Days of Community, the focus is on how we accomplish all five purposes for the church better together. So far in this series, we have talked about 1) how we reach out better together, and how 2) we fellowship better together. Today's sermon is based on how to help each other grow (discipleship).
Pastor Mark notes examples in the book of Philippians of Paul helping the Philippains to grow. He then zeros in on one of the most important ways Paul helps people to grow: by pointing them toward Jesus Christ.
Pastor Mark preaches from one of his favorite passages, dealing with the humiliation and exhaltation of Christ. The aim of this message is to enhance unity in families, businesses. churches, and the world.
Sharing our faith can be a difficult thing to do in our modern, skeptical and irreligious culture. Today's sermon will explore multiple possibilities of teaming up with other Christians in our efforts to reach others for Christ.