Philippians Part 1 | Joyce Meyer | Radio Podcast
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Welcome to enjoying everyday life with New York Times best selling author Joyce Meyer.
On today’s program, Joyce will be teaching from Galatian and Philippians. Galatians is all about god’s amazing race.
We’ll learn how the power of the Holy Spirit is what enables us to do what god asks of us, not our own strength and effort.
Meanwhile, Philippians teaches us about joy and how true lasting joy comes only through faith in Jesus Christ and serving others.
Now here’s Joyce with today’s teaching.
In first Corinthians, 1920, he said, or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you whom you have from god you are not your Going back to this thing about Servonhood for a minute.
John chapter is 13. The first 17 verses are a favorite part in the Bible for me.
It’s where Jesus washed his disciples feet.
And I love in the beginning, it says, knowing where came from and knowing where he was going he put on a servant’s tail.
So you you can’t truly serve if you don’t know who you are.
Because if you’re trying to find out who you are, you’re gonna think it’s based on what you do or who you know or how you dress or how much money you have or what side of town you live on.
But when you really know who you are, then even a leader can lay aside his leadership long enough to wash some feet and then pick it back up and do what he’s supposed to do.
And that washing feet just basically signifies helping.
What what does it mean to wash feet and practicality? Just to help. Just to help.
Get up every day and just wanna wanna help somebody. God’s shown me who I can help today.
And help can be financially. It can be through encouragement.
It can be through given somebody a ride somewhere through babysitting through just whatever. Just helping people. Help.
And, you know, there’s actually people who have the gift of helps, and I don’t have that gift.
I have a gift of giving.
I love to give and make things happen to people, but I don’t I don’t have a gift of helps, so I have to do it on purpose.
Just because it’s not a natural gift for you doesn’t mean you get out of doing it. Hello?
Now, actually, I am really into Helps, but it’s I like people to help me.
I’m really good on that, but I I so I help other people on purpose.
And sometimes I will purposely do little seemingly insignificant things that I wouldn’t have to do because I think it’s good for us.
Come on. I said, I think it’s good for us.
Don’t ever say, well, I’m just a janitor or I’m just a clerk or you’re you’re not just an anything.
Your words and value is not in what you do. It’s who you are in price. Amen?
So He took off this towel and he washed their feet.
And when he got to Peter, Peter said, oh, no, lord. You’re not gonna wash my feet.
And I love this. Jesus said, if I don’t wash you, then we have no part in one another.
So you can’t have real relationship if you don’t do things for one another, even in a marriage, you have to do things for one another.
And if you do that, it’s gonna help keep the relationship strong.
And it can’t be a 1-sided relationship where one person does all a giving, and the other one does all the taking.
I’ve had those 1-sided relationships, and I I made my mind up about 10 years ago.
I’m not having any more of those because that’s not real relationship.
Real relationship is not where one person does all the giving and another person does all the taking.
And we have to even be careful like approaching our Bible teachers are our our churches, our pastors that we don’t always go to just get a blessing or to get a word.
We need to go with a thought in mind of not only receiving, but giving.
Who can I help? Who can I watch far that looks lonely or who are is new?
We don’t always have to search for what’s gonna be the most comfortable thing for us.
But what’s gonna be a blessing to somebody else? Does anybody need this tonight?
But you were bought with a price, so glorify god in your body.
You are the house of god I am the house of god.
God lives in here, and he lives in you through the Holy Spirit.
And the Holy Spirit’s main two titles are the comforter and the helper.
So if the spirit of god is living in us, how can we not want to help?
I mean, I would say if you don’t wanna help anybody, something’s wrong, you might wanna go back and check about your salvation.
Because if Christ is in us, His nature is in us, we’re going to be greed when we mistreat people.
We’re gonna want to go back and apologize.
We’re gonna want to treat people good because we know that god doesn’t like it when we mistreat his people.
I’d say the truth, good number of years ago, I got an understanding on this, and I have a reverential fear on me of mistreating people.
It’s just not something that god likes. Amen? Amen? You’re awfully quiet out there.
Let’s see. I got all that out of the greeting.
Well, and even started in the chapter.
So seriously, that’s what I mean about study.
I mean, if you study and if you have some good commentaries to help you, You can learn things that you would have never thought.
We’re in there. Just in Romans 12, there’s 12 different lessons in that one chapter.
Read it tomorrow and see if you can find him.
Now, Paul also had Timothy with him, who was a much younger man in the lord, and he was mentoring him in ministry.
And so I just wanna say to you, if you’re a more mature Christian, you need to watch for younger Christians that need a more mature influence in their life.
And not only will you be helping them, but you will be helping your self.
And mentoring doesn’t mean that you find somebody that’s gonna ask you about every move they make and now you’ve got somebody to boss around all the time.
It means that you teach them not only by word, but by example, how they should live.
Paul almost always started his greetings with this this this term grace and peace be unto you.
And, boy, that’s another.
I mean, I could get a four part series out of that because you can’t have peace if you don’t understand grace.
And grace is god’s undeserved favor, but it’s also the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives to accomplish through us what we could never do on our own with any amount of struggle and effort.
In other words, it’s basically, apart from me, you can do nothing.
So if we learn how to talk to god about everything and ask him to be involved in everything and to strengthen us and everything, as I said earlier in the excerpt, pray your way through the day.
God help me get my contacts in. I thought one morning, oh, that’s silly.
I don’t need to pray about my contact lenses, and I didn’t.
And I like to never got them in my eyes. I said, Okay. God, I’ll keep praying.
God help me get these in. Help me fix my hair.
Ask God to help you in everything. That should just be a, non negotiable thing.
You need help and everything you do. Apart from me, you can do nothing.
And so Paul said grace and peace be unto you.
If you live by the grace of god, then you’re gonna have peace in your life.
He said in acts 1728. For in him, we live and move and have our being. Wow.
In him. This is about so much more than just going to church.
In him, we have our life. Apart from him, we can do nothing.
Now, Ephesians 13 through 11 would be the next group of scriptures that we would put together to study.
And I’m gonna read it and then do some teaching.
I thank my god in all my remembrances of you.
Always in every pair of mine, for you all making my prayer with joy because of our partnership in the gospel from the 1st day you heard it until now.
I I keep that in mind. There’s such a lesson there.
And I’m sure of this that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion the day of Jesus Christ.
Now, you know, we like to just pick out scriptures we like and use them.
But if you notice here, he says, I thank god for you all the time because of our partnership.
In the gospel.
Paul shared spiritual wisdom with them, and they supported Paul and his ministry so that word could be taken to other people.
And he said, and, meaning, because of what he just said, I am sure that he who began good work in you is well able to complete it and bring it to its finish.
And I believe that if we’re stingy, And all we do is take take take.
We will reach a point where we cannot grow anymore spiritually.
And he said, it’s right for me to feel this way about you all because I hold you in my heart.
For you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and the confirmation of the gospel.
For god is my witness, how I yearn for you all.
If you listen to some of the words of Paul, he he loves these people.
He’s not just like somebody who gets to tell them what to do or or the great apostle that comes to town that everybody admires.
He’s He says I came to serve you, and I, I yearned for you.
I have a longing in my heart for you.
Well, you need to be under leadership that cares about you.
People who really love you, who pray for you, who really want to see you be the person that god wants you to be.
Amen? And if you’re not under that kind of leadership, I’d keep looking until I found somebody that was not just gonna tell me what to do that was gonna love me.
Amen? And it is my prayer that your love may abound.
Or we’re gonna talk about that and that you may approve what is excellent.
We’re gonna talk about that. And be pure and blameless till the day of Christ.
That’s another message filled with the fruits of righteousness that come through Jesus Christ to the glory and the praise of god.
Now Paul was very thankful for the partnership with the people and helping him spread the gospel.
You know, we ask people to part with us. They talked about partnership earlier.
And he thanked god for them every time he prayed just as we pray for our partners at the ministry.
And this amazes even me, but he he says that they became a partner with him from the first time they heard the gospel.
And they continued until the present day whenever Paul was writing this.
So Paul didn’t have to try to talk them into giving they were so excited about what they heard.
Come on. Maybe we’re just a little bit too used to Jesus.
We don’t need to our trying for trusting.
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