Sunday, March 06, 2016

Philippians 4:6

The Power of a Single Verse (Series)

Pastor Rick Jackson

I. THE POSITIVITY OF A NEGATIVE – “Be careful for nothing but in everything”

1. It is Positive in Its Uniqueness – relinquish worry

2. It is Positive in Its Universality – really exclusive [food, raiment-Mt. 6:25-33, Rm. 8:28, 31-39]

3. It is Positive in Its Underlying Grace – realize Omnipotence – it is inclusive here – everything [2:14, 3:21, 4:4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 18, 23]

II. THE PARTS OF A WHOLE – “by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving”

1. Prayer – emphasizes devotion- be trusting who He is

2. Supplication – emphasizes details- be thorough – should we bring God small or big problems? Clue- there are no big problems to Him

3. Thanksgiving – emphasizes dedication- be trusting what He does is right

III. THE PROFOUNDNESS OF ITS SIMPLICITY – “let your requests be made known unto God”

1. Its Demand of Getting Personal –  you must pray, you must decide, you must ask, you must seek

2. Its Demonstration of God’s Providence – to God, to your Creator, to your Heavenly Father

3. Its Destruction of Grotesque Pettiness – v. 7

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