Spiritual Burgers (Philippians 3:17-4:7)

Philippians 3:17-4:7; Matthew 13:44; Philippians 1:16; Hebrews 12:2; Matthew 16:25; 2 Corinthians 8:2; Psalm 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 12:9; James 1:2-4; Philippians 1:21-25; Philippians 3:8

It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

I. The Conversion Burger
II. The Battle Burger
III. The Righteousness Burger
IV. The Self-Denial Burger
V. The Giving Burger
VI. The Worship Burger
VII. The Weakness Burger
VIII. The Suffering Burger
IX. The Ministry Burger
X. The Death Burger

Faith is seeing and savoring this Treasure. And so the fight of faith is a fight for joy in Jesus. A fight to see and savor Jesus is more precious than anything in the world.

- John Piper

While I was staying at Nailsworth, it pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, irrespective of human instrumentality, as far as I know, the benefit of which I have not lost, though now…more than forty years have since passed away.The point is this: I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day, to have MY SOUL HAPPY IN THE LORD. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how much I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man might be nourished. For I might seek to set the truth before the unconverted, I might seek to benefit believers, I might seek to behave myself as it becomes a child of God in this world; and yet, not being happy in the Lord, and not being nourished and strengthened in my inner man day by day, all this might not be attended to in a right spirit.

- George Mueller

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