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The Attitude of Christ - Philippians 2:5-11

The Attitude of Christ - Philippians 2:5-11
By Pastor Lee Hemen
April 26, 2009 AM

When we look into the pages of Scripture we discover a portraiture of Jesus that is truly amazing. It is amazing because we realize that even though He was God in human flesh, He willingly took upon Himself the mantle of humanity and all of its frailty. But He not only willingly did this but Jesus also demonstrates for us that we as human beings do have the capability to live lives worthy of the Lord. We can indeed be the people He desires us to be. Jesus has shown us the way for this to be true in Him. It is the attitude that all Christians should display as we walk in the Lord.

Over the centuries there have been many portraits and painting depicting Jesus. Of course we have no idea what Jesus physically looked like, but we do have a pretty good idea as to how He lived and what He believed. In fact, we get a very good picture of who Jesus was by those who walked with Him and wrote about Him. Those who knew …

The Humility of Faith - Philippians 2:1-4

The Humility of Faith - Philippians 2:1-4
By Pastor Lee Hemen
April 19, 2009 AM

What encouragement or comfort in this life do you experience or do you display? For the believer this is a very good question because it speaks about our faith. Here is what I mean: If we say we love the Lord but do not love those who claim Christ, then what does that say about our faith? It speaks to the humility of faith each Christian is to display to fellow believers.

Paul had written about living the Christian life in harmony with the gospel message on which it is based. He followed this idea with a call to exhibit spiritual unity. This unity is possible because of the reality of the qualities he writes the Philippians about and is expressed in their humility of faith in Jesus. Do you show the world your faith by the humility you display in life? Let’s find out what this means for us this morning as we discover what humility of faith truly means for our lives in Jesus.

READ: Philippians 2:1-4

When Paul quer…

Conduct Worthy of the Gospel - Philippians 1:27-30

Conduct Worthy of the Gospel - Philippians 1:27-30
By Pastor Lee Hemen
April 5, 2009 AM

My father would come home from work and ask, “Boys, how have you behaved today while I was at work?” If we had been at school, he would ask, “Boys, how was things at school?” When he asked us these questions we knew it was not some quick acknowledgement of us, but he wanted to know exactly how we conducted ourselves whether at home or at school. Our personal conduct, behavior, and appearance were important for my father. Why? Because he knew that how we acted or how we displayed ourselves to others spoke volumes not only about our own behavior but about his parenting of us as well. It reflected on him and who he was. Therefore, we knew whether we were with him or away from his sight, we had better conduct ourselves in the right way. This is true for Christians and their relationship to Jesus as well. Christians should display conduct worthy of the gospel.

Paul related as much to the Philippian church a…