Do You Care
Do You Care for Others - Philippians 2:19-30
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Sermon Notes On Website
January 28th, 2018
Song: Glorify Thy Name
(1) - Father, we love You, We worship and adore You, Glorify Thy Name in all the earth
(2) - Jesus, we love You, We worship and adore You, Glorify Thy Name in all the earth
(3) - Spirit, we love You, We worship and adore You, Glorify Thy Name in all the earth
Chorus - Glorify Thy Name, Glorify Thy Name, Glorify Thy Name in all the earth
Verses Referenced from NIV Bible
Bulletin Front Cover: Colossians 1:16
16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
all things have been created through him and for him.
1 Praise the Lord.[a] Praise the name of the Lord; praise him, you servants of the Lord,
2 you who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.
5 I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.
The descendants of Jacob and Israel were a chosen people.
Northern Tribe – Jewish People – Tribe of Israel
Southern Tribe – Jewish People – Tribe of Judah
Today’s Sermon – Do You Care –
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Philippians 2:19-30 - Timothy and Epaphroditus
19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. 20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. 23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. 24 And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon.
25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. 26 For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety. 29 So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him, 30 because he almost died for the work of Christ. He risked his life to make up for the help you yourselves could not give me.
Opening Thoughts by Pastor Hal
When we Read the Bible, Share a Message, do we ever consider how this message affects me. Pastor in his introduction is asking us “How does this Message Affect Me”.
Don’t we fall or get knocked down at time in life. Don’t we? And how wonderful is it when we have a friend or companion that lifts us up, dust us off, and helps us to continue. Let’s listen to the Apostle Paul teachings in our study this morning in Philippians.
In our faith this passage from Ecclesiastes is a foundational principle. In life it’s foundational.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
[-] We need to cultivate a genuine interest in others.
Philippians 2:19 – caring for one another
Philippians 2:3-4 – consider others better than yourself.
Isaiah 58:10-12 – Our concern for others – we forget our own problems
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the
oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become
like the noonday.
One good deed deserves another. If you help out, you will be helped in your time of need.
We all need someone to lift up and some-one to lift us up!
[-] We need to offer sincere encouragement to others.
Philippians 2:20-21 – Paul nurtured Timothy, Worked with Timothy
Philippians 2:20-21 – He is encouraging Timothy – You can do it – go forth
[-] We need to Practice an Unselfish Release
Epaphroditus was un-selfish in his efforts to care for others
Being unselfish and helping one out and taking joy in improving the lives of others
[-] Concluding Thoughts