Philippians 2:1-18 When do we shine the brightest? - Pastor David McGee

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: August 5, 2018

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Teaching Notes
Isaiah 1:26 NKJV

I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”

Life Lesson

Consider your spouse’s needs, your children's needs, or your friend’s needs before your own needs.

Life Lesson

God works in you so you will want to do good godly things. He also gives you the power to do good things, that work out your salvation, that shines to others, who need salvation.

Matthew 7:12 NKJV

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matt 19:26 NKJV

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

John 8:44 NKJV

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Isaiah 53:6 NKJV

All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord [a]has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

2 Corinthians 4:4 NKJV

whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

2 Corinthians 4:6 NKJV

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:16 NKJV

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Daniel 12:3 NKJV

Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.

Life Lesson
As we look up and see the brightness of the stars, God looks at earth and sees the brightness of His children shining, like the bright stars, in the night sky.
Numbers 6:24 NKJV
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
 
Life Lesson
God shines on us first, then we can shine on others.
Isaiah 60:1-5 NKJV
1 Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
5 Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
Psalm 31:14-17 NKJV
14 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in Your hand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
And from those who persecute me.
16 Make Your face shine upon Your servant;
Save me for Your mercies’ sake.
17 Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You;
Let the wicked be ashamed;
Let them be silent in the grave
Psalm 67:1-2 NKJV
1 God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
2 That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
Psalm 80:1-3 NKJV
1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
You who lead Joseph like a flock;
You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth!
2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh,
Stir up Your strength,
And come and save us!
3 Restore us, O God;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
Psalm 80:7 NKJV
Restore us, O God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
Psalm 80:19 NKJV
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
John 8:12 NKJV
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 9:5 NKJV
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
John 8:12 NKJV
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
John 9:5 NKJV
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Matthew 5:14 NKJV
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
John 1:4 NKJV
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
John 1:7 NKJV
This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
John 1:9 NKJV
That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
John 1:12 NKJV
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
Life Lesson
We worship here, we will worship in heaven. 
We fellowship here, we will fellowship in heaven. 
We evangelize here, But...
We will not evangelize in heaven.
Life Lesson
We will not be able to evangelize or witness in heaven. It is only in this life, on this planet, that we can willingly tell others about God's goodness.
Romans 2:4 NKJV
Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
Matt 28:18-20 NKJV
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Acts 1:8 NKJV
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be [a]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:13 NKJV
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
John 3:16-18 NKJV
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Rev 2:17 NKJV
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’
John 3:16-18 NKJV
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned (white stone); but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (black stone)
Rev 18:23 NKJV
The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
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