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October 15, 2017

Sermon: Friendship: Giving Sacrificially

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Scripture Lesson

1 Samuel 18:1-4; Philippians 2:5-8

Jonathan’s Covenant with David
When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armour, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.

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Sermon Outline

Rev. Jonathan Swanson
Friendship: Giving Sacrificially
1 Samuel 18:1-4; Philippians 2:5-8

I. Introduction: Peanuts
II. Series: Friendship
III. The characters
     A. David
     B. Saul
     C. Jonathan
IV. The friendship (1 Sam. 18:1-4)
     A. Strong devotion (18:1)
     B. The covenant (18:3)
     C. Jonathan surrenders the throne (18:4)
     D. In love, Jonathan gives sacrificially
V. Our friend Jesus (Phil. 2:5-8)
     A. Jesus was “in the form of God” (2:6)
     B. Jesus “humbled himself” by (2:8)
         1. “Being born in human likeness” (2:7)
         2. “Became obedient to the point of death” (2:8)
VI. What should we do in response? (Phil. 2:5-8)
     A. Be like Jonathan and Jesus (2:5)
     B. How do we do ?
         1. Humble ourselves
         2. Be downwardly mobile
         3. Be devoted to others
VII. Conclusion: Emil Zátopek (1922-2000)

 

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