Sermon #4: STAND ABOVE THE CROWD
Philippians 2:14-18Coming to unanimous decisions can be downrightimpossible. Depending on the family, deciding what to have for dinner can be a battle much less how the church runs. Change can be a catalyst for fear and anger. The quickest and easiest action wecan take as a people is to complain and grumble with one another.“Complaining is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” ~ Glenn Turner Anyone can complain, grumble and moan about something theydon't like; e.g. rising taxes.
We as Christians must stand above the crowd.How do we become more positive, proactive people?1)The Difference: Looking for solutions rather than wastingtime complaining about problems.2)The Purpose: Looking to give life to others rather thanacting on our own interests.3)The Key: Holding fast to the Word of Life rather thanopinions and traditions.4)The Catch: You might have to give up a lot to share in the joy of others. What will you sacrifice to see the joy of Christ shared with others?The purpose of this booklet is to help our local church understandand work together to create unity.Christ's body wasn't meant to be separated by personal agendas,internal conflict, and unChrist-like conduct.We are a good people who have and can go beyond the call of duty to start living like Christ in our community.These sermons and outlines are here to help us rise above thechains that entangle us, so that we can shine as, “lights in theworld.” (Philippians 2:15)