- Don’t Let Your Joy Be Stolen! – Philippians 3

Sep 3 2017
Ps Noboru Koga
(箴言 17:22)喜びを抱く心はからだを養うが、霊が沈みこんでいると骨まで枯れる。
(2 テモテ 4:3)なぜなら、人々が真理のことばは耳ざわりだと敬遠し、自分につごうのよい話をする教師を求めて歩き回る時代が来るからです。
(ピリピ3:2-3 リビング訳)救われるためには割礼(男子の生殖器の包皮を切り取る儀式)を受ける必要があると教える、あの悪い連中を警戒してください。危険な犬ですから。肉体の一部を切り取りさえすれば、神様の子供になれるのではありません。霊をもって神様を礼拝する者こそ、神様の子供なのです。その礼拝こそが、ただ一つの真の「割礼」です。クリスチャンの誇れることと言ったら、キリスト・イエスが成し遂げてくださったわざだけです。自分で自分を救うことなどとてもできないと、よく知っているはずです。
– どんな敵があったのか?

– 信じることに力がある
(エペソ 1:19)また、神の全能の力の働きによって私たち信じる者に働く神のすぐれた力がどのように偉大なものであるかを、あなたがたが知ることができますように


(Philippians 3:1) Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.
(Proverbs 17:22 NLT) A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
(2 Timothy 4:3 NLT) For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
What was actually happening in Philippian Church? (Why was he giving this warning?)
(Philippians 3:2-3) Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—
– What kinds of enemies were there?

1.The Enemy Of Methods (How To)
(Philippians 3:14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
2.The Enemy Of Doubt
– There’s a power in believing
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭NLT‬

Lifegroup Questions & Prayer
1、What can you do to keep your joy?
2、What can you learn from Philippians 3?
3、Let’s Pray!