JOYCE MEYER SERMON THE BIG THREE : Joyce Meyer says, Today we’re in the second chapter of Philippians and Paul starts out in the first four verses and he say, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
What do we get out of that, well if we just read over it probably not too much but Paul is basically saying here so if you want to encourage me, if you want to bring some comfort to me, if you want to participate in the spiritual work that I’m doing, if you have any real affection for me or any sympathy for me, the one thing you can do for me that will make me really happy and complete my joy is if you will just get along.
How to get along unity and how important it is to get the strife out of our lives now when I said the word strife some of you don’t even know what that word means strife is bickering, arguing heated disagreement but it’s something else that is very dangerous, it’s an angry undercurrent and you know what an angry undercurrent is? It’s when everybody is smiling at each other, praise the lord brother glad you’re here, thank you Jesus but you’re gossiping about them behind their back or you really don’t like them, I’m not surprised at all that the world is not impressed by us.
We as Christians must lay aside our pride, come on our pride and our vanity and we have to learn to stop fighting in our homes, in our churches, in our neighbourhoods in our schools about things that really when you take a look at it in light of eternity are just so petty. You know if you’ve been married more than 20 years or say more than 30 years, how many of you can remember things that you argued about year one, two, three, four and five that you look back now and think how stupid
Joyce Meyer says, there are so many things that Dave used to do that made me so mad and now i think they’re funny, all those things that we think drive us crazy about a person, is really what makes up that person and we love them as a whole but we try to pick everything apart that they do, when we first started our ministry God said I’m going to tell you three things i want you to do and if you do them I’ll bless your ministry and every one of these was news to me, I didn’t even really fully understand what they were but he said do what you do with excellence be a person of integrity.
First thing he said and basically being a person of integrity means you keep your word, so even in the very beginning what God put on my heart is, if you’ve taken a speaking engagement from a small church and all of a sudden you’ve committed to them but you get a huge opportunity to speak in a big conference i want you to keep your word to the first people.
God was dealing with us about truthfulness and keeping our word and he said do what you do with excellence and Pastor Joyce Meyer wants us to know that in other for us to move ahead in life, we must be transparent and honest.