Philippians 4:20-23- Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that
Philippians 4:19- But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
- This verse is a promise that has strengthened and sustained us over the years.
- God has always and always will
- The word discontent describes the average American and Christian in today’s world. Bigger, better, newer and nicer are what we are going after.
- We always want the newest car, the biggest house, better relationships, new jobs, better pay,
- Verses 8 and 9 cannot be separated. They are of the same thought and go together as a continuous thought.
Phil. 4:8-9- Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are
Philippians 4:5b- The Lord is at hand.
- Paul was not talking about the return of Christ. Instead, Paul is talking about the presence of the Lord with us. He is always with us and strengthens us in our time
- Fear and worry are very real problems in the life of Christians.
- This text offers help when it comes to worry and fear.
Phil 4:6- Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
- The theme of chapter 4:1-9 is spiritual stability.
- As Christians we are commanded to hold our position while under attack.
- The church was experiencing three different things:
- Persecution- Philippians 1:29
- False teachers
- Conflict and division
- When all these
- As a church, we need to be a stable light in an unstable community.
- Being unified in the church is very important.
- Why can’t Christians get along with each other? It’s because we still have our old adamic
- 13 “But this one thing I do”- as Christians the one thing we should be striving for is Christlikeness.
- Matt 4:19, Matt 8:22, Matt 9:9, Matt 16:24, Matt 19:21- Striving to be Christlike.
- When we are Christlike we
Who loves sports? That’s what Paul loved. Paul made many sport references in his writings. (Boxing, wrestling, a relay race, Olympic Games). Today the text is likened to a footrace.
Philippians 3:12-16: Not as though I had already attained, either
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. (26) For he longed after you all, and was full of
In Philippians 2:17-30 we see three examples of sacrifice.
- 17-18- Paul
- 19-24- Timothy
- 25-30- Epaphroditus
Last week we looked at the first example, the apostle Paul. We saw how he poured out his life
A pig and a chicken hear about a fundraising breakfast at a local church, and the chicken makes a suggestion to the pig. “Why don’t I donate the eggs
(15) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (16) Holding forth the word of life;