Shine Like Stars

Philippians 2:12-18

By Chris Hallock, May 01, 2020

The big idea of this passage: God has saved us to live as lights in contrast to the dark world around us. And God gives us both the desire and the power live a changed life.

Philippians 2:12–18

  1. A changed life happens not from the in but from the out.

Philippians 2:12-13

Philippians 1:1

2 Corinthians 5:17

  1. True life change comes through God working you.

Philippians 2:13

When we believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

God the Spirit us…

Ephesians 1:13

God the Spirit baptizes and us…

Titus 3:5-6

God the Spirit and in us, giving us power over sin…

Romans 8:11

“to will” – this is literally God giving a believer the to do His will.

“and to act” - this is literally God giving a believer the to do His will.

  1. Live differently, as in a dark place.

Philippians 2:14-15

  1. We have to like our Father!

“so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God”

  1. Paul says that living differently will cause us to brightly in dark places.

Book: “Improving Your Serve” by Chuck Swindoll

Light quietly draws attention to itself.

Light gives direction.

Light greatly contrasts against the dark

Philippians 2:16-18

Weekly Challenge: Pray and ask God how you can be a light in this dark time.