Philippians 4:10-23

    Philippians 4:10-23         As Paul prepares to close out his letter to the Philippians, he is taking care of some housekeeping items, namely, thanking the Philippians for the gift they sent him through Epaphroditis,  But as he does, it is almost as though he breaks up the thanks for the gift, which he picks back up in V 14. and he reminds them that his thankfulness for the gift has less to do with the gift itself than it does with what their gift means to him. Look at what he does; first of all, … Continue reading Philippians 4:10-23

Philippians 4:4-9

Philippians 4:4-9 (audio file) Philippians 4:4-9  The Peace That Makes No Sense So last week we heard a heard word from the Lord that we will have disagreements as Christians, and those aren’t always sinful. They can lead to sin, but a disagreement about an area where the Bible is silent is normal, and I would say healthy, and we should expect it. What we need to do though in the times when we disagree over an issue that is not clearly addressed in scripture is to “agree in the Lord”. the way we do that is to remember the gospel, … Continue reading Philippians 4:4-9

Philippians 4:2-3

Philippians 4:2-3 (audio file) Philippians 4:2-3 What goes through your mind when you think of the word Unity? What kinds of things do you think of? Well, I hope if you have been here for this series in Philippians it would mean some of the things we have seen Paul talk about in earlier chapters. I hope that you would be reminded of Paul’s exhortation to have one spirit, one mind and walking side by side. You might remember that as citizens of the Gospel, we are to be primarily focussed on our right standing with God through Christ, and flee … Continue reading Philippians 4:2-3

Philippians 3:12-4:1

Philippians 3:12-4:1.   Hope we have learned a lot in this series. I’m not going to recap the whole series, but I do want to refresh last weeks message… Watch out for the dogs. The religious people, the ones who look to their own flesh for their right standing before God. They worship in their flesh, they glory in their flesh, put their confidence in their flesh. Citizens worship in the spirit, glory in Christ Jesus, and put all of their confidence in his finished work on their behalf. This morning Paul is going to flesh that out a little … Continue reading Philippians 3:12-4:1

Philippians 3:1-11

Philippians 3:1-11 (audio file) Philippians 3:1-11 We’ve been seeing through the first and second chapters of this book. Paul has been continuing to plea for the Philippians to live like citizens of the Gospel… Last week we saw Paul hold out for us 2 examples of people who have done just that and lived as citizens of the Gospel. We looked at how Tim and Epaphroditis served from the heart, laid it all on the line and did it for Christ and His glory. So that actually brings us to a place int the letter where Paul has finished that argument, … Continue reading Philippians 3:1-11

Philippians 2:19-30

  We’ve been seeing through the first and second chapters of this book. Paul has been continuing to plea for the Philippians to live like citizens of the Gospel… He continues this plea as he holds out for us two examples of Christians who have lived out what it means to be a citizen of the gospel. They see the truth of what we have been seeing Paul lay out of us in that our unity in Christ is grounded in Christ’s work, and worked out through humility.   We need to understand from last week that our Faith must … Continue reading Philippians 2:19-30

Philippians 2:12-18

Philippians 2:12-18 (audio file) Philippians 2:12-18 Intro: What have we seen so far in Philippians. We are in the book of Philippians. We have seen so far that the apostle Paul: greets the believers in Pilippi, shares of his gratefulness for them and their partnership, lets them know the source of his confidence that God who begins the work, will complete it for His glory, he lets them know that God is furthering the Gospel through the hardship in his life, and encouraging people through his witness, that his joy was rooted in the desire to see Christ glorified, either in … Continue reading Philippians 2:12-18

Philippians 2:1-11

Philippians 2:1-11 (audio file) Philippians 2:1-11 “Unity through Humility” Intro: We are in the book of Philippians. We have seen so far that the apostle Paul: greets the believers in Pilippi, shares of his gratefulness for them and their partnership, lets them know the source of his confidence that God who begins the work, will complete it for His glory, he lets them know that god is furthering the Gospel through the hardship in his life, and encouraging people through his witness, that his joy was rooted in the desire to see Christ glorified, either in his life or his death. … Continue reading Philippians 2:1-11

Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 1:27-30 (audio file) Philippians 1:27-30 Unity Pray Intro, what we’ve seen so far in this letter. Message 4 of our series on Phil. 1st message: God Begins the Work, God Completes the work, its for His Glory 2nd message: God furthers the gospel through Paul’s circumstances, not in spite of them, God encourages his people through Paul’s witness, God proclaims the gospel through Paul’s enemies. 3rd message: Paul’s joy was rooted in the knowledge that Jesus would be glorified no matter what his circumstance in life or death. Transition in the Letter from what God is doing in Paul, to … Continue reading Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 1:19-26

Philippians 1:19-26 (audio file) Philippians 1:19-26 Joy, A Matter of Life and Death Intro: Background. Message 3 of our series on Phil. 1st message: God Begins the Work, God Completes the work, its for His Glory 2nd message: God furthers the gospel through Paul’s circumstances, not in spite of them, God encourages his people through Paul’s witness, God proclaims the gospel through Paul’s enemies. Prop: Paul’s joy was, and ours must be, founded on the desire to Jesus Glorified. Read PRAY Deliverance: What do you think of when you look at Paul’s situation and hear him speak of his deliverance? When … Continue reading Philippians 1:19-26