Christian Challenges
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
February 17, 2019
Central Passage
Philippians 2:12-18
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 A.M. SERVICE

CHRISTIAN CHALLENGES

PHILIPPIANS 2:12-18

INTRODUCTION:

A.  We live in an age of challenges

B.  Christianity will present some of the greatest of life’s challenges:

       1.  “Abstain”; I Thessalonians 5:22

       2.  Keep pure; I Timothy 5:22

       3.  To be God’s message to men; II Corinthians 3:2

C.  No life comparable to that of the Christian; Matthew 16:26

D.  Our study; “Christian Challenges”

I.  CHALLENGED TO LIVE GODLY IN AN UNGODLY WORLD:

     A.  The Christian has been delivered from the world; Colossians 1:13

           1.  “Not of this world”; John 17:17

           2.  “New creature”; II Corinthians 5:17

    B.  Godliness is enjoined upon the Christian; II Peter 1:5-7; Titus 2:11-12

    C.  Godly living may bring persecution; II Timothy 3:12

          1.  The Lord will help the godly; II Peter 2:9

          2.  The ungodly will be lost; I Peter 4:17-18

II.  TEACH AN UNCHANGING GOSPEL IN A CHANGING WORLD:

      A.  The world is constantly changing

      B.  The First Century gospel will cure the ills of the modern world;

            Matthew 28:18-20

      C.  Jesus gave the gospel for the world; Mark 16:15-16

      D.  It is the gospel of power; Romans 1:16; I Corinthians 15:1-4

      E.  We must never alter or change God’s gospel; Galatians 1:8-9

            1.  Paul wrote; Philippians 1:27

            2.  No other gospel; I Timothy 1:3

III.  REMAIN UNDENOMINATIONAL IN A DENOMINATIONAL WORLD:

       A.  The Lord’s Prayer for unity; John 17:20-21

             1.  One doctrine; Matthew 16:18

             2.  One body, the church; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 4:4

             3.  One Spirit and one baptism; I Corinthians 12:13

             4.  Christ cannot be divided; I Corinthians 1:13

      B.  Biblical unity cannot exist in diverse doctrines; I Corinthians 14:26

CONCLUSION:

A.  Religion can be found in the world

B.  The challenge is to be different from the world; II Corinthians 6:17

C.  If heaven is to be our home we must accept the challenges;

     Romans 12:1-2