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  1. Philippians 1:3(NKJV) 3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you

  2. Memories Philippians 1:3

  3. Memories • Memories can be one of the most wonderful parts of our lives • That’s why we take pictures, shoot videos, and keep journals or blogs • We speak of going out and “making memories” with those who we love the most

  4. Memories • Paul was no different than any one of us when it comes to memories • Paul wrote the book of Philippians while he was in prison • At that point, he had no idea whether he would ever be able to see those in Philippi again

  5. Memories • So he began the book with these words: • “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you” (v. 3) • Paul was certainly thankful for the memories God had blessed him with • God has blessed us with memories as well

  6. Memories • There are certainly some things that God wants us to keep in our memories • He has told us in His word that there are certain things we need to remember, things that will help us get to heaven • Here is what God wants you and I to “remember”…

  7. Memories • 1. Remember God & His Commands • It can be easy to go through a day without giving God much thought or time • If we are not careful, it can become a habit to us • “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth…” (Ecc. 12:1)

  8. Memories • 1. Remember God & His Commands • If God expects us to remember Him in our youth, should we not also remember Him as we get older? • God has even offered ways to remember Him • Numbers 15:37-41

  9. Memories • 1. Remember God & His Commands • We do the same thing today to help us remember important things • We have electronic reminders as a modern day version of tying a string around our finger • What about our wedding rings?

  10. Memories • 1. Remember God & His Commands • When Jesus was tempted by Satan, He remembered the word of God (Matt. 4) • “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” (Ps. 20:7) • God needs to have a daily presence in our lives

  11. Memories • 2. Remember Jesus’Sacrifice • “This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me” (Lk. 22:19) • Christ wanted to be sure that we remembered His sacrifice on, at least, a weekly basis • It should help us live more focused lives

  12. Memories • 2. Remember Jesus’ Sacrifice • It should help us to be more thankful for what was done on our behalf • It’s something we can think about on Sunday through Saturday • We ought to thank God everyday in our prayers for that sacrifice

  13. Memories • 3. Remember God’s Works • How often to we remember the mighty works of our God? • How often do we forget that God is in charge? • Deuteronomy 7:17-19 – God knew these memories would dispel fear

  14. Memories • 3. Remember God’s Works • Remembering what God has done for you is proof of His power, might, and love • Doesn’t God answer prayer? • Having these memories gives us the hope and confidence we need to face each day that lies ahead

  15. Memories • 4. Remember Lessons Learned • Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it • Deuteronomy 9:6-7 • It’s not about putting anyone on a guilttrip • It’s to help us remember what not to do

  16. Memories • 4. Remember Lessons Learned • God also wants us to remember and learn from the mistakes of others (Rom. 15:4) • That’s also why Jesus told us to “Remember Lot’s wife” (Lk. 17:32) • We can also remember and learn from the good we’ve done (Rev. 3:3)

  17. Memories • 5. Remember the Source of Blessings • God, and Godalone, is the source of our blessings • “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (Js. 1:17)

  18. Memories • 6. Remember Others • “Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears” (Acts 20:31) • There are two things that I get from this • One is that we need to be mindful of the needs of others (Matt. 25)

  19. Memories • 6. Remember Others • We also need to be mindful of the things that others have done for us • Whether it’s our family, friends, elders, Bible class teacher or anyone else • We should be appreciative of their efforts and thank them often for it

  20. Memories • 7. Remember the Elders • “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct” (Heb. 13:7) • We need to remember those who lead us and rule over us, the elders

  21. Memories • 7. Remember the Elders • We need to remember them in our prayers • We should remember what they are trying to do for us and do our best to give them our cooperation • We should follow their faith, “considering the outcome of their conduct…”