Christians are called to joyful sacrifice, not selfish gain.
Philippians 2:14–15…Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, (ESV)
 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (ESV)
Message Title and Text: Text: Exodus 5 Identifying Compromises That Hinder Spiritual Growth 2 Things that are super important to your Heavenly Father Your Heavenly Father is Completely Delighted when you are growing 3 John 4 Your Heavenly Father gets Compassionately Displeased when you’re not growing The Request of God: “Let my people go!” […]
God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. Exodus 3:15
God commands us to _______________________ that is impossible without faith in Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the _________________________ for a life of humble service. If you lift yourself up, God will ___________________. If you become lowly, God will ________________________.
Philippians 2:1-4 What was the mindset of Christ, that we are called to have? Action follows ___________________. What is the only thing that has the power to kill a selfish, prideful attitude?
Live as citizens of _______________, displaying the value of the Gospel by: (1) Standing firm and laboring together _____________________ (2) Standing firm and laboring together _____________________ How does living ________________ show the Gospel’s value? How does living ________________ show the Gospel’s value?
Yes, and I will rejoice,  for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,  as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.  I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.  But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.  Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,  so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. (ESV)