First United Methodist Church | Bakersfield
WHEN THE GOSPEL GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN: SAINTS UNDER PRESSURE (2)
Sermon Notes and Announcements for NOVEMBER 15, 2020 | Philippians 2:1-8, 12-16 and Matthew 5:13-16
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  • First United Methodist Church Campus
    4600 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA
    Sunday 8:22 AM
Sanctification is accepting Christ into one’s life.
… It is God’s will that you should be sanctified, 1 Thess. 4:3. … become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ, Eph. 4:13.

Three Truths of Sanctification
… who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men, Phil. 2:6-7.
1. … it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure, Phil. 2:13
2. .… work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, Phil. 2:12.
3. it is a “both/and” proposition
God At Work
God wants to work in you to enable you to _____ to obey Him.
Without God’s power our good intentions _____ from lack of action.
The Christian At Work
“fear and trembling” earnest and honest endeavor, with no cutting corners or slacking, and _____
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments,” John 14:15.
The Lord does not give me rules, if my relationship to Him is that of love I will do what _____
Partners With God
Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” Romans 11:34

since God works we are therefore _____ to work.
since God is at work in you, you _____ therefore work.
Consecrating Ourselves

We are _____ of God to wisely use all the resources He has given us.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs, 1Tim. 6:10.
Money can be used for good or evil. Christians must use money _____.
1. _____ all you can
2. _____ all you can.
3. _____all you can.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you,” Heb. 13:5.
Sanctification’s Goal
… to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share… 1 Timothy 6:18.

God’s purpose is not to make us perfect saints but to make us _____with Himself.

The saint’s calling is to live in perfect relation to God so that others are _____,

It is not Christ_____ me unless I am determined to have Christ formed _____ me.

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God, 2 Cor. 5:21.

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GIVING

Thank you for financially supporting FUMC with tithes and offerings! In the midst of this uncertainty, we appreciate your support! Please give via the church website, or mail it to the church at 4600 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309, drop off your gift during weekday business hours. 

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FACEBOOK LIVE - REFUEL BIBLE STUDY WED, 7:30PM
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Join us on Facebook at 7:30 PM! This week, join Andrew for a brief devotional, meditation and prayer time. Next week, Greg Perrone and Andrew will co-lead a study for the Advent season, with video lessons on Right Now media.

VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to volunteer, please look at volunteer opportunities at City Serve. Currently there are opportunities in the City Serve warehouse and at the new low barrier homeless shelter.

https://cityservesocal.com/bakersfield/
RIGHT NOW MEDIA
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RightNow Media has a wealth of Biblically-based videos to help you as you study the Bible with your small group, in your daily devotion, as well as entertainment for kids! If you would like access to their content, call or email the church office at 661.325.1267/ office@fumcbakersfield.org,we would love to help connect you!

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