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Renovate: Enoughness (Phil. 3:1-16)

Marcus Privitt
Jul 07, 2019
Series Description

When life starts to leak - when we start to feel lonely or purposeless…it’s tempting to slap another layer of activity on top. To try something new. To add more in the hope that it will cover up what’s wrong. A new car, a new gadget, a new hobby, a new job, a new city, a new adventure, a new relationship.  

We can pinball from one new thing to another. Sometimes it feels like we’re moving too fast to even enjoy it. We put out one fire only to have three more flare up. We feel busy, frazzled, stretched wide but not deep. Disconnected from people and from God and from purpose. Left wondering, at the end of a day full of activity, did it count for anything

Philippians boldly proclaims a truth: God is at work in you and through you. You are God's renovation project. In this series, we are invited to particpate in the renovation project. It's hard. It's costly. And it matters.

Sermon Description: 

As Christians, we’re supposed to do things a certain way - we’re supposed to look and act a certain way - speak a certain way - be a certain way - because we are good and godly people now, and this is how good and godly people behave.

So many of us in the Christian world believe the same thing the Philippians were in danger of believing...we believe the illusion that if we just do it right enough, God will be happy. 

So we keep chasing, and changing, and running, and working, and buying, and analyzing, and overthinking.

But when God sees us learning and growing and coming up short, God isn’t looking at us as not enough. God’s heart swells with pride and love. 

God thinks we’re extraordinary and beautiful, not because of what we’ve done, but because of what God is doing in us.