Selfless Part 4 “Selfless Action”
Selfless – Part 4
Paul, the author of Philippians, lived a __________ of selfless action.
Paul was not jailed for ______________ activity but rather for ______________ activity. Philippians 1:12-14
_________________ precedes _________________.
What does selfless action look like in our lives?
Do Everything Without Grumbling
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
1. Selfless action takes ________________. (vs 13) for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
God has placed ________________ within you.
Hidden treasure has no ______________ value until it is unearthed.
The Christian life is not a life of ________________; rather it is a life of ________________.
Are you engaged in ________________ _________ the gifts that God has given to you?
2. Selfless Action _______________ with God.
God is ______________ at work in our world and He _____________ us to join Him.
God always knows the __________ to and provides the ________ do for each task.
The only way to make an eternal difference is to _______________ with God. 1 Corinthians 15:58 , Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
God never desires that we work _____________.
Who is your _________ __________ for selfless action?
3. Selfless Action is ______________ by Others. (vs 14-15) , 14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
In the long run, _______________ action is noticed more than _______________ action.
4. Selfless Action is Noticed by __________. (vs 16)16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to
_____________ with God comes through _____________ for God. Matthew 25:23 , 23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’