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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
December 22, 2019
Central Passage
Philippians 2:1-11
Subject
AM Sermon
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DECEMBER 22, 2019 A.M. SERVICE

BE OF ONE MIND

PHILIPPIANS 2:1-11

INTRODUCTION:

A.  The religious world is a conglomeration of many doctrines and much confusion:

      1.Man has created for himself a mass of miscellaneous doctrines and commands and has distorted the           word of God; II Peter 3:15-17

      2.Jesus warned; Matthew 15:9

      3.To reject the word of God in favor of the doctrines of men will separate one from the grace of God;           Galatians 5:4

B.  John warned of the consequences of condoning error; II John 1:9-11

C.  The true Christian will never compromise the truth in order to please men:

      1.  In his letter to Timothy Paul stated; II Timothy 4:1-2

      2.  John wrote; I John 4:1

      3.  Paul commanded Titus to rebuke “sharply” those who taught false doctrine; Titus 1:10-13

D.  Our lesson today “Be of One Mind”

I.  CHRIST AND THE CHURCH: Matthew 16:13-18

A.  Christ built His church; Acts 2:47

B.  The church is the body of Christ; Colossians 1:18

      1.  Paul tells us that there is one body (church); Ephesians 4:4

      2.  The Lord adds all the saved to His “body”; Acts 2:47; 5:14

C.  Jesus neither created nor does he condone denominationalism (division); Philippians 2:1-5; I Corinthians 1:10

II.  A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR TEXT:

A.  Jesus was one with the Father and Spirit; Philippians 2:5-11

      1.  They worked as one in the creation; John 1:1-3; Genesis 1:1-2, 26

      2.  They function with “one accord” in saving man; Ephesians 1:3, 5, 13

B.  Our text tells us that we are to have this same unity; Philippians 2:2

III.  “IF THERE BE ANY CONSOLATION”: Philippians 2:1

A.  “Fulfill my joy in being likeminded” = “to be of the same mind; regard; savor; think”

       1.  The same mind that Christ had; Philippians 2:5

       2.  Paul stated; I Corinthians 1:10

       3.  One doctrine; II John 1:9

B.  Have “the same love”; Romans 12:9; Philippians 2:3

C.  Be “of one accord”; Philippians 2:2; Acts 2:46

      1.  Accord is defined “co-spirited” having the same goals for all of God’s family; Acts 4:32

      2.  The early church example; Acts 2:44, 47

D.  “Of one mind” involves doctrine; Acts 2:42; I Corinthians 1:10; Philippians 3:16

CONCLUSION:

A.  Jesus established “one church”; Matthew 16:18

B.  In order to be saved one must be a member of His “one body”; Ephesians 4:4; Acts 2:47