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Fulfilling God's Will

                                                             FULFILLING GOD’S WILL
                                               PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11

INTRODUCTION:
    A.    Jesus came to do the Father’s will; Hebrews 10:9
        1.    As the “Living Word” Jesus shared equality with God; John 1:1
        2.    Paul stated that Jesus was obedient; Philippians 2:8
    B.    Having obeyed God, Jesus prayed to be restored to His former glory; John 17:5
    C.    Jesus is our example for “Fulfilling God’s Will”

I.    IN THE FORM OF GOD; JESUS WAS EQUAL WITH GOD: Philippians 2:6
    A.    John stated; John 1:1, 14
    B.     Paul stated that “made Himself of no reputation”; Philippians 2:7
        1.    He left His former glory to become a man and die for all of mankind; Philippians 2:8
        2.    As a man, Jesus became a loving servant; Philippians 2:7
    C.    When Jesus had fulfilled God’s will, He was highly exalted; Philippians 2:9-11

II.    JESUS CALLS MAN TO SHARE IN HIS GLORY:  Romans 1:3-7
    A.    Saints of God have been called to His light; I Peter 2:9
        1.    The Greek word “hagiƍs” is defined “sacred, consecrated, pure, holy, saints”
        2.    As saints we are to be conformed to the image of Christ; Romans 8:28-29
    B.    Like Jesus, saints are to fulfill God’s will; I Corinthians 11:1
        1.    Every Christian is to live a life which says “I am a child of                                                             God”; Romans 8:14-18
        2.    Each Christian is to be a godly example; I Timothy 4:12
    C.    When one shares in the glory of the Lord, he becomes a beacon of righteousness;                       Philippians 2:15

III.    SHARING THE GLORY OF THE LORD:
    A.    Will always include suffering for Him; II Timothy 3:12
        1.    Peter wrote; II Peter 2:19-21
        2.    Paul suffered much for Christ, II Corinthians 11:23-28, and stated; Galatians 6:17
    B.    God glorifies all who will fulfill His will; Matthew 7:21
        1.    He adopts the obedient and they are His children; Galatians 4:4-6
        2.    They are made to be heirs of His eternity; Galatians 4:7
        3.    As joint-heirs with Christ, Christians will partake of His eternal                                                     glory; Romans 8:17

CONCLUSION:
    A.    Jesus left His home in glory in order to save you; Philippians 2:6-8
        1.    John wrote; John 3:16
        2.    The Hebrew writer stated; Hebrews 10:12-14
    B.    What will you do with Jesus?
    C.    Will you obey (fulfill) His will and receive the glory of every child of God?