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This coming Sunday I am preaching on Philippians 2:19-30. The passage includes three characters: Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditus. These three characters are all unique in their own way and each serve God in their own way. Each of them have received unique gifts and developed their talents for His glory and for His service. This passage gives a great opportunity to talk about the unity of the body of Christ and the usefulness of each member of that body utilizing their God-given spiritual gifts for His service and in His church.

To illustrate this point here is a personality profile chart for the Myers-Briggs Personality Profile test as it relates to Biblical characters.

I have done this test a couple of times and my personality was mostly ESFJ and some ENTJ. Mostly David and some of Paul.

If you would like you can take one of those personality profiles here:JUNG Personality Test

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Sermon #3 – The Unstoppable Gospel Advance (Phil. 1:12-18)

Sermon #4 – It’s a Win Win (Phil. 1:19-26)

Catch up on what you missed from the past two Sunday’s Philippians Series. Next Sunday’s message will continue on through Philippians 1:12-18.

Sermon #1: Phil. 1:1-3

Sermon #2: Phil 1:3-11

Christ/Gospel Lifestye

bobbyemberley —  March 14, 2012 — 2 Comments

I’ve been challenged recently by two phrases from Philippians 1.

1. For me to live is Christ (vs. 21)

2. Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ (vs.27)

Both these brief phrases point out that to live for Christ and the gospel demands your entire life. Too often I find myself trying to get the “Christian” stuff out of the way so I can move on to do what I really want to do. Yet, this is so exactly opposite of what God really wants. He wants all of me completely. He wants my heart. He wants my entire life. I think one of the reasons I (and perhaps others) tend to shy away from this type of thinking is that it seems so overwhelming. We think how on earth can I possibly give what God requires. Yet, when we realize that Christ has already lived this type of life for us on our behalf, we are freed to offer our whole lives not out of duty or fear but out of love.