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August 16, 2021 2:00 am
Humility is a slippery quality that once you think you grasp it, you don't. In the message "Be Humble or You'll Stumble," Skip shares that even though humility doesn't come without a price, without it, there will be no unity.
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So here is God that Jesus Christ is the name of Jesus every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord the glory of God the father is amazing is this passage is theologically that really is in Paul's point. Paul's point is ethically is using Jesus as an example for us so what what Paul is trying to say is what is a principal God exalts the humble writer Andrew Murray said just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds men abased an empty his glory and power flowing through sold to blast today on connect with Skip Heitzig Skip share tone attitude no bites God to work wonderfully in your life before. Here's a resource that will nourish your soul with God's amazing truths reading the Bible can lead to asking some serious questions like is the rapture real or how can I overcome anxiety. These two questions are among those answered in pastors get picked a new DVD of four impactful message as I Skip I think, imagine knowing somebody who knows everything about you.
Now imagine somebody who knows everything about you and loves you and that's what were dealing with and we deal with the knowledge of God. This collection of some of Pastor Steph's most memorable teachings also includes what most people don't know about heaven and our thanks for your gift of $25 or more to connect more people to God's life changing word visit connectwithskip.com/offer to get online securely or call 800-922-1888, 800-922-1888 and request your copy of Pastor Skip text. Okay, let's get into today's teaching in Philippians chapter 2. As we begin our study with Skip Heitzig thought struck me as I was going through the study this week I'm going through this. I'm looking at what God's estimation of his of Jesus and exalting them in this thought struck God the father's treatment of Christ view of Christ. Estimation of Christ is the polar opposite of the world's estimation of Christ, for the most part it is.
So there's an example, when Jesus came to heal the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue and locate it says they laughed him to scorn when Jesus said no man can serve two masters.
You can't serve God and money.
We are told the Pharisees sneered at him. When Jesus raised up Lazarus from the dead leaders plotted to put him to death. When Jesus stood before that same crowd, the Sanhedrin, in Matthew 26 they spat in his face. They beat him. Others struck him with the palms of their hands. And when Jesus was given by them to the Romans says they struck him they mocked him, and they led him away to be crucified so how did the world treat Jesus with rejection and extermination how to God treat Jesus with hyper exaltation, super exultation now the focus of Paul is the upward trajectory after the cross, the upward trajectory of being exalted God highly exalted him what I want you to what I want to do is sort of expand your knowledge of that and let you know that the exultation of Christ came in four phases. First of all, there was the resurrection.
Jesus died at the hands of sinful man, but it says in acts chapter 2 Peter says this Jesus whom you crucified.
God has raised up to new life resurrection first phase of the exultation second phase his ascension into heaven. The disciples were there when it happened. They stood on the Mount of olives presented her with Jesus and suddenly he started like floating up there watching by Evander Souder site he left he ascended up into heaven and sits at the right hand of God takes us to the third phase after the resurrection after the ascension is dominion.
Jesus after the resurrection said all all authority in heaven and on earth is given to me.
So Jesus took his rightful place of dominion with the father in heaven, and the fourth phase was a new position for Jesus, intercession.
Intercession is what I want to think of Jesus is not an active is not to send around heaven looking at the father going. So what we do today or what what will just to hang out together. He's very busy. He's very active. Jesus died on the cross he acted as Savior by becoming the sacrifice today is playing the role of the great high priest. So this with the book of Hebrews says in chapter 17 Jesus always lives to make intercession for us.
You know what intercession is right. He's praying for you. How does that make you feel Jesus Christ is praying for you speaking about it to his father. Can you lose with that Miata and how you feel and some egos have been praying for you later. Thank you. It makes me feel really good. Jesus is saying to you. I've been praying for you lately.
He ever lives to make intercession for us. So his work of redemption is over his work of intercession is ongoing. He is our heavenly attorney. No lawyer jokes here.
He is our help you can get a better attorney, Mary is not your heavenly attorney. The saints are not your heavenly attorney's Jesus himself is the one who talks to the father in your behalf. Humility is always hopeful.
Look at verse nine. Again, God has super exalted him who Barrow Sato is highly exalted him and given him this essay, a name says the name. Thank you. The name definite article.
He has given him the name which is above every name, in other words, God the father has given Jesus designation not a common name, but some superlatives name that marks Jesus far above all others.
What is the name that is above all other names we could say well it says in verse ends at the name of Jesus, yes, but that was his name at birth and that is that was me. When you hear Jesus today. Everybody knows were talking about 2000 years ago.
You say Jesus you know that an essay due which one was such a common name that Jesus had to be called Jesus of Nazareth as it was Jesus of Cana Jesus of Capernaum, there were so many different people named Yeshua. Jesus was such a common name so pauses God has given him a name. The name above all names were told what that name is but not until verse 11 is not the name of Jesus is common earthly name it says and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is what that's the name Lord Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father.
Here's what I want you to say. Here's what Paul is saying God the father is calling Jesus Christ the Lord. This is monumental in the New Testament, there are two uses of the term Lord. The first term is sort of a term of respect. It's the equivalent of server small L for Lord so you might say to a master of the house, Lord, but you use it in the small lowercase L it's a term of respect, sir.
The second and most common usage is God, the Lord, because the term Lord was a typical Jewish term for referring to God.
Here's what Jews have long believed that the name of God was in affable that is unpronounceable you as a human being should never under the name of God and because of that we still don't know how the original name of God is to be pronounced. We only have four letters in Hebrew for consonants.
That's all they left us, and that is the equivalent of why HV H a YH WH we, some might say Yahweh or a job they or Yahoo or Jehovah. We don't really know how it's pronounced because when they got to the name of God. They didn't pronounce it. They would either bow and say/M which means the name or they substituted with the Hebrew term Lord Adonai I don't not so much so that even today the English translation of your Old Testament. Most modern translations will render the Hebrew text for grandma Tonda why HV H as I do not work the Lord it says in English, the Lord, the Lord, so the Lord was there designation for God so God is giving Jesus the supreme divine title as the Lord of all know this was predicted.
This isn't something that you control your site really God, the Lord is calling Jesus God the Lord. It had been predicted back in Daniel chapter 7. Danielle gets a vision of the son of man, the Son of Man was a title Jesus called himself right.
Listen to the vision to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom. His dominion is an everlasting dominion. His kingdom is the one which will not be destroyed.
That's a description of Lordship. That's a description of sovereign control. The Son of Man, it had been predicted.
It was also preached Peter in acts chapter 2 on the day of Pentecost says this Jesus God raised up, being exalted to the right hand of God.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. Not only that, but it will be proclaimed, it will be proclaimed drunk is taken up in the vision and sees heaven and he hears all the angelic hosts and all the people who are in heaven praising God. We are told in Revelation 5. They say worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea and all that are in them. I heard saying, blessing and honor and glory and power be to him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.
It is the wholesale worship of the father and the son as Lord. Now when Jesus comes back. Revelation 19 is coming with a sign is, with his own name that is written on him like in a banner and you never notice an essay, King of Kings and Lord of lords.
So I want to get this the reward for Jesus humility is being super exalted by God the father. This designation as a Lord of all.
In fact you know this verse really well you know if you are out on the street you could finish it.
If I were to say hey that the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and tongue shall confess, you know, this verse what you may not know is Paul is quoting this verse in the Old Testament. She's not like this is a new material. He's not saying her son cool. Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess what, saying that he is quoting Isaiah 45 no listen to it in the original from the Old Testament.
Isaiah chapter 45 I am God. Here's the quote I am God and there is no other unto me every knee will bow and every tongue will confess so here is God with that name. Giving it to Jesus Christ, that of the name of Jesus every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father. Now, as amazing as this passage is theologically that really is in Paul's point. Paul's point is ethically he's using Jesus as an example for us so what what Paul is trying to say is look, here's a principal God exalts the humble God exalts the humble first Peter chapter 5. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. You in due time.
Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Humility is sometimes painful but humility is always hopeful you're going to be raised up when in due time, what time is that I have been down here and in humility bill for a long time and it hurts. In due time God has just the right time to raise you up to lift you up. Here's a grand point trust God enough with your life that you don't live for people's affirmation. But you wait for God's exultation see some people to live to be affirmed by people pat me on the back. Tell me I'm nice to me I look good. I need that all the time and I need that but I'm saying trust God enough with their life rather than having to live for people's affirmation. You will wait for God raising you up God's exultation. That's Paul's grand point. Humility is sometimes painful. Humility is always hopeful will be rewarded. Here's the third and final truth, humility is ever needful. Can we just step back from this whole passage and understand that what Paul is been saying is that this is how we had a treat each other.
We had a treat each other. Certain web back to verse three let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in the lowliness of mind humility. Let each esteem others better than himself, but each of you look not only on his own interests, but also on the interests of others. That's verse four. Then it says let this mind be in you which was also in Jesus.
He got really low.
God raised him up really high. I want you to think about this here's here's the fun kind of boiling each time just boiling this down a little further. If Jesus Christ can humble himself.
You can humble yourself women notice and somebody gets our faith because of puffer. You know I am. Reality check. If Jesus Christ can humble himself. You can humble yourself buckaroo when Jesus yet was.
He's a Lord of all and God the father designates him as Lord over all. So much so that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess get that guy humbled himself, guess what I think you can give up a little pride and the other point complementary that if God the father in due time exalted Jesus and estate of the principal over and over again five times in the New Testament. He will exalt the humble. Then I will exalt you. If God can exalt Jesus he can exalt you. So here's the here's the principle the way up is down the way down is always a way out 8 Fastest Way to get down enemy get down with your bad self.
I mean, you want to go down just pop yourself up this might not be today but your you're going down. And if you want to be raised up you go low you humble your self for it happens to you and it will so the way up is down the way down is always a whale. Jesus said chapter 18 who ever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted principle of Scripture question how do I know when I've arrived at humility when something about humility.
You never do because what you think you have you haven't right humility is at thing the day you think you have humility is the day you lost. What are the minimum to get good at something out the window so following Jesus will cost you sacrifice in service following Jesus and obedience and humility also pays God will reward humility and it will bring unity will improve the lives of people around you when you and I look out for other people's interest. It makes a dramatic impact, close to this. True illustration happened just as last week. So the beginning of the service she saw the little video announcement of the New Mexico kids right Holly was on the screen talking about. So what that showed me is that there's a lot of self-sacrificing loving people here who are willing to go to the grocery store to spend a little bit extra in think of kids who don't have something and make sure they have something. And God is so blessed. That is so rewarded that that last week she gets a call from a ministry leader here in town saying I want to give.
I've been given a huge donation of cookies and want to give to share this donation with you.
She was like a cookies document. He says I want to give you 350 pounds of cookies okay I'll take up so she gets a truck brings the cookies picks him up and drives them here to the church when she gets to the church staff member comes up for and says hey you came at just the right time somebody heard about the New Mexico kids on the radio and they just donated 160 quarts of milk stable milk shelfstable milk expiration date has arrived. It's good milk so she just thought about that. She goes what kind of a god is it that we serve.
Who is that merciful that he sees no New Mexico as the number one state in the United States for childhood hunger, but he thinks the kids this year to start her school year off with some milk and cookies. I love that makes a dramatic impact people's life.
How much is God into humility. How much is he drawn to humility when Job 22 we are told God saves the humble. In Psalm 10 God listens to the humble. In Isaiah chapter 57 God says I dwell with the humble gaze into it.
I think he he response to it quicker than just about any other attribute when you're humble, broken, needy, you go low boxes. I like that he's drawn to that one final thought. I mention Adonijah is the Hebrew word for Lord but it's uniquely written. Adonai has a personalized ending, and it just doesn't mean the Lord means my Lord or the Lord was minor Adonai and he is my Lord sovereign over my life. So when when Thomas saw Jesus after the resurrection. He said my Lord and my God he personalized the first step toward God.
If your life is not in his hands. Yet the first step toward God is humility, never product you never walk up to you know who I am.
I work really hard at getting you like me and wrong approach.
I am sincere thought deeply religious and not not a good approach… Is not a good tact if you guy got I got nothing. I got nothing broken. I'm a sinner.
I need to I need forgiveness. I have nothing to offer but I will receive what you want to get God says no.
I'm all about that Bill responded that God saves the humble. He listens to the humble.
He dwells among the humble because he knows the truth and that is the truth. He is the Lord and you are not you need him. And if you have never personally asked Jesus to be your Lord, your master, your Savior, that's what you need, you can say I was raised in the church all my life I went to church I went to mass life. I am people in my family were in the ministry have you personally surrendered your life to Christ is the issue is the issue blessed are the poor in spirit, there is the kingdom of you come humble you come broken you, meaning you asked for forgiveness because there is a that wraps up Skip Jesus message from the Sioux, the college who Skip to share how you can keep these teachings coming to well-connected others to God's word is an important truth.
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We can be passive in spiritual matters. We do have to be aggressive. We have to Tecumseh spiritual health.
We need to exercise our faith we need in short to work out what God is working in to us.
That is the thrust of this passage and why must we do that.
Why does Paul think that he should devote to versus two kind of hammering this spot home in this correspondence to the Philippians are well it's because Christianity is more than just a decision to make Jesus your Savior. It's also a determination to walk with Jesus as your Lord with Skip Heitzig presentation of connection patients to go through ever-changing time