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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)

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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

This is my first official message to Hope Fellowship Church.

God is good.

I am thankful for His goodness. God has given me the opportunity to be welcomed as the Teaching Elder/Pastor for Hope Fellowship Church. Praise Him for his goodness and praise Him for my new opportunity to preach and teach the Bible to the body. I am humbled at this responsibility and yet confident in God’s grace as sufficient to empower me to complete the task he has already begun in me.

If you would, please pray for Jamie and me, as we begin this new journey. We covet your prayers.

Listen to my sermon: Throne of Grace: Hebrews 4:16

Awesome Wonder: Luke 5:17-26 (Message preached by Jordan Moody on 7/20/14)

My Palm Sunday Sermon at Hope Fellowship Church

2 Cor. 2:12-17
 

I. Victory March 

     A. Christ is the general 
     B. God is the sovereign victor 
     C. Christ spreads his fame
          1. Christians are his means
          2. Fragrances (aroma) are his mode
 
Transition: We have this brilliant contrast highlighted in this passage of scripture. The believers apparent (temporal) defeat vs the believers actual (Spiritual) victory. 
 
II. Defeated Victory
     A. Contrasting themes
          1. Death is here but Christ delivers 
               (2 Cor. 1:8-9 / 1:10)
          2. My spirit is not at rest but God leads me in a triumphal procession 
               ( 2 Cor. 2:12-14)
          3. Struck down but not destroyed because we have life in Jesus 
               (2 Cor. 4:8-10) 
          4. Outer self is wasting away but our inner self is being renewed
                (2 Cor. 4:16-18) 
          5. A thorn was given to me to harass me but God said my grace is sufficient 
               (2 Cor. 12:7/ 12:9)
     B. Constructing themes
          1. Christ builds me into a fragrant vessel
          2. Christ turns me from a loser into a winner
 
Conclusion: Through Christ’s death on the cross I can now offer up my life on the sacrificial alter to be consumed for his glory. The aroma of my life will spread to those around me whether they be saved or unsaved. I give myself to be the sweet smelling fragrance of life for all see.  Oh Lord, let the aroma of salvation permeate the world around me so others may see more of you and less of me. 
 “For who is sufficient for these things?” (2 Cor. 2:16) 
“For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor. 12:10)