Sermons on Philippians
The secret to being content? Finding provision in Christ. The secret to God supplying all of our needs? Offering acceptable sacrifices. The secret to grace? Offering our lives to the only one who can offer grace. The content of your heart makes you content
We need to get along, because the world is watching. V. 2-3 As adults who are in Christ, is there anything we can’t get past? Sometimes a third party helps. Those outside of Christ look in to see if they fit. We need to rejoice in the Lord, because the world is watching. V. 4-7 Rejoice always Be reasonable Don’t be anxious Pray God will reward you by guarding your heart and mind We need to think about the good How COVID has affected us
Some things to know about heading for Heaven Travel light Drop the baggage of the past – Psalm 103:12 Pick up the yoke of Jesus – Matthew 11:29 You won’t always know the route If the route includes love, stay on it – John 13:35 If the route makes much of Jesus, stay on it – John 3:30 Steer away from distractions No other destination offers as much – Matthew 7:13 Not all off ramps let you back on the How COVID has affected us
Be GLAD to rejoice in the Lord It is a HEFTY weight to carry the burden of a works based faith It is hard to THROW AWAY the things the world values When the TRASH is buried, my life is RECYCLED in resurrection
Philippians 2:19-30 In order to grow ministers, the church should create an environment in which… 1. …young people know the Gospel Acts 16:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:5-7; 2 Timothy 3:14-15 2. …young people have adult mentors Philippians 2:21; Titus 2:3-5; Mark 1:17 3. … young people observe people being cared for James 1:27; Mark 6:34; Mark 8:2 4. …young people are given opportunities to minister Acts 16:3-4 Above all, however, let us “honor such men.”
Proverbs 9:10 Philippians 2:12-18 A healthy fear of God starts with the knowledge that He is ever-present Psalm 139:7-10 Jeremiah 23:23-24 A healthy fear of God continues with the understanding that it is about Him Colossians 1:15-16 A healthy fear of God is not a crooked or twisted way Proverbs 3:5-6 1 Timothy 6:11 2 Timothy 3:16 A healthy fear of God concludes with rejoicing and gladness Psalm 150 The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Grumbling and How COVID has affected us
Philippians 2:1-2 There is one gospel and the results are amazing Philippians 2:3-4 2. There is one gospel and it is a message to live Philippians 2:5-8 3. There is one gospel and the explanation point is Jesus Philippians 2:9-11 4. There is one gospel starring one King, serving one purpose
Philippians 1:12-30 Paul saw the bigger picture of his imprisonment Paul’s pride had no place in the bigger picture Paul had confidence in the bigger picture Paul taught unity in the Gospel as part of the bigger picture Part of becoming like Jesus is realizing that “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” God may not be calling you to risk your life for the Gospel, but He is calling you to live your life in a way How COVID has affected us
Philippians 1:1 1 Corinthians 1:2 Philippians 1:2-4 Philippians 1:5 Financial help Proclaiming the Gospel Defending the Gospel Philippians 1:6 Philippians 1:7 Philippians 1:8-9 Philippians 1:10-11 First we become partakers, Romans 3:22-24 First we become partakers, And then we become partners, Ephesians 2:10 Ephesians 5:1-2 First we become partakers, And then we become partners, And finally, we become perfect. 1 John 3:2 Justified Sanctified Glorified All to the glory and praise of God!
Philippians 1:1-11 1. When Paul reflected on the church at Philippi it filled him with joy. Acts 16:11-15 2. Lydia was a ray of hope in an otherwise valley of despair. Acts 16:16-24 3. The spread of the gospel comes with resistance. Acts 16:25-34 4. God showed up on behalf of his ready workers. A church to call home is one in which God is reflected, Jesus is remembered, and his people are filled with the fruit of righteousness.