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1 Laid Down Lives (Living Unselfishly in a Self Obsessed World) Part Two: Paul, The Sacrificial Life

2 Laid Down Lives PAUL TIMOTHY EPAPHRODITUS

3 Phil 2: But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. 18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

4 The Person Who Lives a Sacrificial Life…

5 1. Allows God to Lead Him into Sacrifice

6 Phil 2:17 17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

7 2. Accepts Sacrifice as a Way of Life

8 Phil 2:17 17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

9 3. Agrees There No Limits to Sacrifice

10 Phil 2:17 17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

11 4. Acknowledges the Sacrifice of Others

12 Phil 2:17 17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

13 Rom. 15:16 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit

14 1 Peter 2:9 9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

15 A. An Attitude of Partnership with Others

16 Phil 1:3-5 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now

17 B. An Attitude of Vision for Others

18 Phil 1:6-7 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. 7For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.

19 5. Approaches Sacrifice with Joy, Not Anger

20 Phil 2:17 17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

21 2 Cor. 7:4 4 Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.

22 6. Asks Others to Learn the Joy of Sacrifice

23 Phil 2:18 18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

24 Phil. 1:29; 4:4 9 For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

25 A. An Attitude of Partnership with Others

26 Mt. 5:12 12 "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

27 B. An Attitude of Vision for Others

28 1 Thess. 3:7-9 7 for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith; 8 for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord. 9 For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account,

29 7. Aligns His Life with the Supremely Sacrificial Life

30 Phil 2: But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. 18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

31 Isa 53:12 12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.rejoice!

32 1 John 3:16 16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.


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