Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Knowing God and serving Him


That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death (Philippians 3:10)

  • Paul’s letter to the Philippians reveals a heart and purpose that never diminished with time: “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death”.
     
  • From the root of Paul’s relationship with Jesus came the fruit of his undiminished fervor that others be guided to faith in Him.
     
  • He rejoiced to share the gospel.
     
  • He was encouraged that others became bolder because of him.
     
  • If our goal is merely service for the Lord, we may burn out somewhere along the line.
     
  • But if our purpose, like Paul’s, is to know Christ and love Him, we will find that He will give us the strength to make Him known to others.
     
  • Let us joyfully press on in the strength God gives.
     
  • Let us learn to know our Father God in all His fullness.
     
  • Let us love Him completely.
     
  • Our relationship with our Father God is the basis for our service for Him.
     
  • Let us not serve Him out of our own strength.
     
  • Let us learn from Christ and then make Him known.

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