philippians 3:10 sermon notes

Yet had they no real fellowship in His sufferings, because they had not risen to the discovery of His design. (b) That the Divine administration implies the punishment of sin as well as the reward of righteousness. We are conformed to this when the Divine glory is the end of all our actions, and when we wage war against sin.3. "In that He died He died unto sin." What becomes of us when we drag ourselves into this comparison. His deep sympathy, sensitive tenderness, made Him feel the afflictions of others keenly.2. Considerations of pleasure and pain were subordinate. Whence, then, does this fellowship date? If the brain be overwrought, the body feels it. (2) The poor may have fellowship with Him who had not where to lay His head. It led the Son into the darkness; yet it was not the less precious to the heart of the Son for that. Is this a gloomy view of religion? By comprehending their character, objects, and results. The same pangs that shot through my Saviour's heart are become mine, and I am a partaker with Him. (f) That without shedding of blood is no remission of sins. "LinksPhilippians 3:10 NIVPhilippians 3:10 NLTPhilippians 3:10 ESVPhilippians 3:10 NASBPhilippians 3:10 KJVPhilippians 3:10 Bible AppsPhilippians 3:10 ParallelPhilippians 3:10 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 3:10 Chinese BiblePhilippians 3:10 French BiblePhilippians 3:10 German BiblePhilippians 3:10 CommentariesBible Hub, (1)The righteousness of Christ was perfect in its universality, motive, duration, spirituality. And from this point onward, in every relation of life, one man suffers for another's benefit. Engages us more to zeal and diligence in the heavenly life, which reports and exhortations often fail to do. How different it was when these very men saw things as in the light of the glory that burst from that broken tomb; then they began to understand all that Moses and the prophets had spoken, and their hearts burned within them as they began for the first time to enter into the fellowship of His sufferings. It extinguishes our love for the world.III. AS A FACT. And as we enter into the fellowship of the sufferings of Jesus, our views of sin will become more keen and clear, and also bring along with them a more painful emotion than could otherwise be ours. By comprehending their character, objects, and results. God has made nothing for pain. There was the cord of —(a) Obedience. It would not have been surprising had the apostle denied fellowship with Christ in His glory. But we believe that God who made the world administers His own laws and interposes if He thinks fit. In its influence upon our justification (Romans 4:25).3. H. Spurgeon.Did you ever visit the manufactory of splendid porcelain at Sevres? Lyth, D. D., J. Daille.I. The religion of Christ in all its parts is intended to be practical and experimental.2. Shall we dare to stretch out our trembling hand to grasp His cup?I. But here it is a real fellowship in positive pain to which he adverts.3. Shall we dare to stretch out our trembling hand to grasp His cup?I. It was in this sort of life that trouble met Him (2 Corinthians 6:5). As Christ died to sin, passed out from the penalty and imputation of sin, He had no more to do with it. "What see you yonder?" St. Paul, then, had no need to pray, as have many in our time, that he might be assured of the fact of Christ's resurrection; what he did pray for was that he might increasingly understand its power. But in all this there is lacking as yet the essential feature of a fellowship in Christ's sufferings. The body was tortured, but "my soul is troubled." LET US ANALYSE THIS EMINENTLY DISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF CHRISTIAN ATTAINMENT. (a) He acquiesces in them as essential and worthy of God. THIS KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST AND HIS SUFFERINGS HERE SO ARDENTLY DESIRED. )The fellowship of Christ's sufferingsS. M. H. H. Aitken, M. A.Historically the disciples found themselves incapable of entering into the fellowship and sufferings of Jesus till touched by the power of His resurrection. He died to all human ambition. how sweet a cross it is to see a cross betwixt Christ and us; to hear our Redeemer say, at every sigh, and every blow, and every loss of a believer, "Half mine!"(S. Guthrie, D. D.Some two hundred years ago, there was a dark period of suffering in Scotland, when deeds of bloody cruelty were committed on God's people, not out done by Indian butcheries. The fellowship OF HIS SUFFERINGS.1. We may torture ourselves if we will, but shall continue as ungodlike as before. (6) "It is finished." Our sensibilities are very various; one thing hurts one person and another another; what is agony to me my neighbour scarcely feels. Shall we with the dread of death ever before us? A. There was a veil upon their heart, and a strange indescribable barrier between them and Him. If we learn what it is to be conformed to the image of His death, as our wilfulness and waywardness learn to submit themselves to the gentle discipline of suffering, and if in each fresh cross we find a fresh revelation of the loving will of the Father, how calm, how resurrection-like our lives must needs become!(W. The practical character of the doctrine of the atonement. Even so, while there never was a time that the will of the Man Christ Jesus was opposed to the will of the Father, yet there was a time when its obedience was not completed, and thus He learnt obedience by the things which He suffered. The sufferings of Christ were peculiarly His own. Guthrie, D. D.Some two hundred years ago, there was a dark period of suffering in Scotland, when deeds of bloody cruelty were committed on God's people, not out done by Indian butcheries. You may escape them, but only by descending in the scale of being, just as a deaf man escapes the pain of discord, the palsied the pain of touch.4. (3)Our entrance into the glory whither He as our fore runner has gone.III. If we would come nearer Christ we must have His sufferings. )Christ suffering in His membersT. When we have experienced the power of his resurrection we begin to find that his sufferings are ours and ours are his. BUT HERE WE TOUCH A POINT WHERE WE MAY ENTER INTO THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERINGS. crucified with Christ, crucifies "the flesh, with the affections and lusts." The power of the resurrection may signify —(1)The power which effected it;(2)the power of the fact itself, or —(3)the power with which Christ was endowed at it, and these words may include all.4. FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST IN HIS SUFFERINGS. Our privilege of fellowship in the sufferings. Thank God our thirst shall never be what His was. (f) That without shedding of blood is no remission of sins. But where were they meantime? (3) But the belief of this is not everything, notwithstanding what doctrinal Pharisees may say. Then alone does sin appear in its proper hatefulness when I see that this was what helped to nail Him there; when I enter into my Redeemer's woe and understand what it was that caused it. It is the law of social life; and I do not see why we should think it strange that Christ obeyed the same law, only in a grander way.(H. Of this the natural man knows nothing. If I throw a stone, I can ascertain the weight of the stone, the moment at which it leaves my hand, the distance of the spot at which it touches the ground. (4) "My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" We are not here to understand a participation in those He endured as the substitute for sinners, although in a certain sense we do share them, and that not only in the sense of enjoying their advantages. Shall we dare to stretch out our trembling hand to grasp His cup?I. Imputed guilt crushed Him; shall actual guilt bring to us. Even so, while there never was a time that the will of the Man Christ Jesus was opposed to the will of the Father, yet there was a time when its obedience was not completed, and thus He learnt obedience by the things which He suffered. He bore the whole burden of human suffering. Purifies the soul. THE BENEFITS ARISING FROM THIS FELLOWSHIP. Suffering —1. There have been more painful lives and agonizing deaths than His. Guthrie, D. D.)The fellowship of Christ's sufferingsAnna Shipton.A dear suffering Christian on a bed of sickness, which has now proved the portal of heaven, shrank for a while from the prospect of prolonged anguish which opened before her. But give a spiritual eye that loves the beauty of holiness; a spiritual ear that loves the harmony of righteousness, and place them in the midst of disorder and evil, and you have a nature that, just because it is perfect, must be sorrowful.3. In the temper and spirit of His death. The seeds of virtue germinate in the hotbed of affliction.3. M. H. H. Aitken, M. Nor should we entirely dismiss such a theme without one look onwards. (a) He acquiesces in them as essential and worthy of God. It led the Son into the darkness; yet it was not the less precious to the heart of the Son for that. Can I have fellowship in that? Our Lord, then, dwells in Christians, and, as a consequence, the New Testament teaches us that the mysteries of His earthly life are reproduced, after a manner, in the Christian soul. The Christian should never end with Calvary, nor with the mortification of the body, nor with deadness to sin; but ever carry his thoughts onward to that blessed consummation, to which these are the entrance and necessary conditions. But in the light of the resurrection life is seen to be worth living, for the stone of a purposeless existence is rolled away (1 Corinthians 15:22); and with its new aims and responsibilities and functions and motives this life has a new meaning and force. (1)For conversion.(2)Sanctification.(3)Enjoyment. If his passions are unduly excited, it is his moral nature that feels the transgression. What is there in the saints which should die? And yet, let us consider what it was that caused that cry: it was the dark shadow of imputed sin coming between His soul and God. 4. Nor should we entirely dismiss such a theme without one look onwards. "Surely after seeing your country enslaved, your heart should be indifferent to so small a matter as the loss of a poor, weak, tender woman." Negatively. So each of the brethren who are being made like Him are losing part and interest in sin, weaned from its power, alienated from its motives and objects; the distance ever widening between it and them; the breach becoming ever more and more irreconcilable.II. The fellowship OF HIS SUFFERINGS.1. Nay, there is this compensation, that real suffering drives out imaginary, and where the lot is that of want or anguish the distresses of mere sentiment are excluded. Can I have fellowship in that? (1) Love to God and man; the former because God s honour required vindication; the latter because man needed mercy. But when in the depth of the valley of humiliation Christ was ever awake to each particular of His great load of woe, and when they offered Him the stupefying potion He put it from Him. Well, on the big billows come, hissing to their naked feet; on, and further on they come, death riding on the top of the waves, and eyed by these tender women with unflinching courage. (3) In this our Lord's life followed a universal law. Coley.Thuanus tells, that a Gallic lord being led forth to martyrdom in company with some equally faithful, though plebeian professors, saw that out of regard to his rank the officers put on him no chains, while each of his brethren bore them; upon which he cried, "Let me, I pray you, be clipped of none of my honours; I, too, for love of Jesus, would wear a chain!"(S. Our sensibilities are very various; one thing hurts one person and another another; what is agony to me my neighbour scarcely feels. (3)Reconciliation and peace. 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